What is it?
While hanging out on Instagram a couple of weeks ago (you can find me @the.little.simple.life) I was talking about weaning my little girl, as I often do and I happened to mention that we have been following 100 foods before 1 and so many people asked me what it was, how I did it and what foods I chose.
As with most things relating to motherhood, I am doing this my own way and I didn’t necessarily follow anything specific.
If you are the type of person who wants to watch something explaining a bit more, watch my video that I made originally for my IGTV or keep reading for quick breakdown on how I approach 100 foods before 1.
So, what is 100 foods before 1
Well, something it isn’t is anything official, so if you have any questions about nutrition, health, feeding your baby, weaning or anything associated then please make sure you speak to a medical profession. Everything written here is not for advice but is my explanation of what we did while weaning our little one.
Right, onto the main topic…
We started weaning our little girl when she was 6 months old, as per the World Health Organisation guidelines and the guidelines for our country (UK) and we jumped straight into baby led weaning, which means we did no purees and no spoon feeding. She eats herself, mostly with her hands (although she can use a spoon to some degree too) and she eats what we eat, just cut up appropriately.
It was while looking up ideas for baby led weaning recipes that I stumbled upon an idea on Pinterest (you can follow us there too – shameless plug) where you complete a list of 100 foods to introduce to your baby before they turn 1. This can literally include anything you wish (I came up with our list by myself) and the rough idea is that you will introduce a variety of flavours and textures in their first 6 months of weaning. Our daughter is a great eater thus far (and I am aware this might all change when she embraces toddlerhood) and has enjoyed everything bar one thing: celery. I don’t blame her actually, I am not the greatest fan but I do know it’s amazing for you!
Download my 100 Foods Before 1 List
So slowly but surely, as we introduced more meals and more foods she whittled things off the list. It’s actually not hard at all – and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you get through it.
If you’re looking for ideas I definitely recommend heading to Pinterest and checking out some other people’s lists and if you want me to share mine then let me know!