These simple, nutritious baby-led weaning breakfast ideas are perfect for babies, toddlers, and even mom.
Hey Mama, thinking of getting started with baby-led weaning? Be sure to read this comprehensive guide, first 🙂
Before having kids, were you a breakfast person?
True story: I used to rush out of the door on my way to work having eaten nothing but peanut butter on toast and downing a hot cup of coffee. Breakfast wasn’t really breakfast, unless it was a weekend.
Since quitting my job to become a stay-at-home mom, my mornings have wildly transformed into something working-me would never recognize. Mainly that I look like such a hot mess in the morning, I wouldn’t want to recognize myself – sleeping through the night, anyone?
But mostly, the planning, cooking, and eating breakfast, 7 days a week for our family of 4.
Breakfast is this whole thing now. Even when my girls were just babies, I always sat at the table with them, over this huge breakfast spread and just simply enjoyed that time together.
This is also the first meal most families choose as their starting point for self-feeding.
Breakfast-time is the perfect time of day to try out new foods; especially if you have a gassy or sensitive baby. You wouldn’t want to try out a new food at dinner (just before bedtime) only to find out it doesn’t agree with them, and messes with their sleep!
When starting with baby-led weaning, it’s important to remember that breastmilk or formula is the most important source of nutrition, and that eating is simply a fun learning experience.
It’s a good idea to start with one meal a day, and as your baby grows, incorporate more family eating-time into their feeding schedule.
One of my favorite things about using the baby-led weaning method (starting at 6 months), is that you get to sit down and eat right alongside your baby; and for the most part, they can eat exactly what you’re eating!
If you’re wondering how to get started, what kinds of foods to serve baby, and how to prepare them, everything you need to know is available in the Everyday Baby-Led Weaning Guide.
What are some baby-led weaning breakfast ideas to get started with?
- Both of my kids have always been big fans of having eggs for breakfast. The greatest thing about eggs is that they pack a ton of nutrition and can be made many different ways: omelette, scrambled, frittata, fried, hardboiled, etc.
- Oatmeal: while my toddler loves a bowl of creamy oatmeal with all the toppings, baked oatmeal is much easier to hold for a baby-led weaning breakfast – and delicious!
- It’s no secret we love yogurt around here on Because I Said So, Baby. Yogurt is a great first food for BLW and also makes a great main protein for breakfast.
- Waffles or Pancakes cut into “stick” shape – I’ll share some of my favorite recipes below.
Baby-Led Weaning Breakfast Ideas
What should I feed my baby for breakfast?
More Baby-Led Weaning Resources
- Best Foods for Baby-Led Weaning
- 8 Month Old Feeding Schedule + Meal Ideas
- Best Gluten-Free Recipes for Self-Feeding
- Homemade Spinach & Banana Yogurt Melts
- Coconut-Mango Yogurt Melts
- 2 Ingredient Strawberry Yogurt Melts
Pancakes & Waffles
- Banana Pancakes from Skinnytaste (made with whole eggs, almond milk, and without the nuts) – I made these silver dollar-sized and served them whole (perfect, handheld BLW breakfast!)
- Sweet Potato Waffles from Baby FoodE – bonus, my toddler also loves these and I, too partake in the waffle fun.
Note: these ideas are best for a baby 7+ months who has experience with single BLW foods such as bananas, avocados, carrots, etc. When using the BLW method, it’s best not to add salt when cooking. If you have questions about what foods are okay for your baby, always ask your pediatrician.