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Olivia Withall always had a love for cooking and tasting new cuisines when travelling abroad with her husband, but became even more passionate about using fresh ingredients to prepare nutritious food when weaning her boy/girl twins. Olivia was born in the UK to Malaysian parents and has a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature from Queen Mary, University of London. She went on to enjoy a successful career as a Legal PA at several international law firms before eventually starting her own hand-crafted homeware business and furthering her culinary skills. Olivia lives in Essex, UK with the twins and her husband, James.


Baby-Led Weaning for Busy Parents is an exciting and practical guide for parents looking to wean their baby onto solids. Containing over 40 recipes, Baby-Led Weaning for Busy Parents contains basics and home favourites like pasta bake to the more exotic, such as Caribbean chicken stew. View the 'time boost', 'effort boost', 'veggie boost' and 'alternative twist' features to tailor the recipes to as much or as little time as you have available. Also included are suggestions for foods while teething and a helpful food diary template to monitor your baby's weaning progress. Great quality food for your baby need not be compromised even with a busy schedule.

Baby-Led Weaning for Busy Parents (BLW)




Baby-Led Weaning: 5 Top Tips for Baby-Led Batch Cooking

April 13, 2018

Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables to Educate your Baby-Led Toddler: Basic Tips for Gardening Novices

January 19, 2018

Baby-Led Weaning: 5 Top Tips for Eating Out and About with your Baby-Led Baby

January 12, 2018

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April 13, 2018

When the twins started Baby-Led Weaning so too did my love of batch cooking! I know that it isn't for everyone and not all families have a freezer that is large enough, but it was a lifesaver in those early days especially on occasions when my parents would be babysitt...

January 19, 2018

Helping Your Baby-Led Baby Learn About Fruit and Vegetables

I'm sure all of you have been in the kitchen at some point and all you can hear is "what are you doing?", "can I help?", "what's in there?", "I want to see!" which is usually combined with a little person pulli...

January 12, 2018

Baby-Led Weaning: Eating Out and About (A Two-Parter)

As a parent new to Baby-Led Weaning it is often daunting when eating when out and about with your baby. It can be a challenging and fraught experience if you aren't in a position to sit down at a table with full cutl...

November 22, 2017

Festive Food for Baby-Led Weaning

The festive season is a great time for babies just starting or new to Baby-Led Weaning. It is an opportunity for them to sample lots of strong flavours, spices and textures alongside their family which makes it an enjoyable time for all...

November 3, 2017

Baby-Led Weaning: Eating Out and About (A Two-Parter)

Baby-Led Weaning in the comfort of your own home is one thing, but what if you are out and about being social butterflies? The practicalities of eating out can be very different so I decided that I would jot down som...

October 11, 2017

Starting to Wean the Baby-Led Way

As currently recommended by healthcare professionals in the UK, my husband and I decided to start weaning the twins when they reached 6 months of age. I was very keen to try weaning the baby-led way (see our book for more details on the...

September 22, 2017

The first regular meal that I offered the twins when we started Baby-Led Weaning was breakfast. Even now it is my son's favourite meal of the day and my husband and I often stare on in awe at how much Little Master A manages to wolf down at the start of each day (somet...

September 8, 2017

When writing "Baby-Led Weaning for Busy Parents" I included lots of our personal family favourites that I cook on a regular basis. However, I did want to bring some excitement to the book so decided to experiment with some new recipes. This meant that not only could I...

September 2, 2017

I have always felt passionate about the food that I cook for my kids and enjoy cooking in general so writing a recipe book was something I constantly had in the back of my mind. However, it did take some time for me to decide to take the plunge and actually put words d...

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