Baby Led Weaning is essentially letting the baby feed itself as early as possible. This of course requires age-appropriate food, patience, and a lot of clean-up. However, it can have positive effects such as eating a wider variety of food, and at the times of the spoon-feeding strikes around 8-10 months, BLW is the obvious option. Some recommend to start Baby led weaning from 6-8 months, which makes sense in terms of my experience with my son, who as of 10 Sep 2016 is 10.5 months. See also the many ideas in this comprehensive guide to baby-led weaning.