I get asked a lot of questions about purees and transitioning from purees to baby led weaning.
Before I get into anything else, I want to formally define “weaning”. To wean means to “accustom an infant to food other than its mother’s milk.” Weaning is the transition period going from milk/formula to solids. Once your baby is used to eating foods (purees or otherwise), the weaning has ended, and your baby is just eating. It’s “finger foods”. The way you get to “finger foods” is either through purees (traditional weaning) or by just jumping in head first (BLW)… or a mixture of the two! But I’ll get to all that in a minute.