About This Show
The Paleo Baby podcast is a new show about growing up Paleo. From fertility, pregnancy, and lactation, to weaning, first foods, and primal living, we explore what it's really like to live Paleo from day one. As a Paleo and AIP family, we want to share what we've figured out as we've found health, started a functional medicine practice, merged families, and had a baby. We'll talk to experts in the Paleo community to learn how their families make it work, and learn from other leading minds in nutrition and health, to keep you up to speed. Join us as we document the trials and victories of living Paleo and raising our Paleo baby, Ivy Kay.
Most Recent Episode
How to Wean Your Paleo Baby
4 days ago
Worried you might be starting your baby off on the wrong foot by weaning onto all the foods that ended up causing you so much trouble? Are you tired (or frightened) of stick blenders, ice cub trays and sippy cups? Are your instincts telling you "there must be a better way to wean"? The minimalist approach to baby-led weaning Cara and Julia discuss in this interview is both simple and effective, listen in and then send us your questions!
Here’s the outline of this interview with Julia Kelly and Cara Champeny:
[00:00:18] Both Julia and Cara have been through the paleo baby weaning process.
[00:00:53] Cara, like me, has had her own personal health issues that were resolved by a paleo-type diet.
[00:01:44] Cara's older son Wills was weaned in the usual way (onto cereal grains).
[00:02:36] Wills also ended up with GI issues.
[00:02:58] Cara was sure she wanted to do things differently with her youngest daughter, Maisie.
[00:04:02] Baby-led weaning.
[00:04:15] Avoiding exposure you things you'd rather they didn't develop a palette for.
[00:04:43] Babies shouldn't need special food.
[00:05:39] Creating problems for yourself.
[00:06:00] Confidence and being different.
[00:06:27] Cara is able to get her own way at home when it comes to food.
[00:07:23] Julie initially looked to The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care.
[00:08:16] Trading one dogma for another.
[00:08:29] Trust your instincts.
[00:09:37] The NT book was way too regimented.
[00:09:55] Julia waited until Ivy was sitting upright.
[00:10:24] Letting baby use their gums.
[00:11:37] Cara thought Maisie would be ready for food at 6 months, not so.
[00:12:40] Ivy was properly eating food at 8-10 months.
[00:13:12] You shouldn't need to prop them up for feeding.
[00:13:43] Introducing someth