The course is built around short videos walking you through each step.
The videos are broken down into bite-size chunks, so you can watch them as you have time and jump around!
Most modules also contain a supporting handout and links to resources.
For extra support, join our private interactive Facebook community of Baby-led Weaning moms.
Share your questions, photos, recipes, successes and struggles. I will be there daily during the week too, to guide you along!
5 Benefits of Baby-led Weaning & 3 Potential Risks (and how to avoid them!)
Research on Baby-led Weaning: i.e. when can you start, what’s the choking risk & does it prevent obesity?
Best tools for Baby-led Weaning. Optional but these tools may make your starting solids journey easier!
4 Myths for starting solids early, and why they are not valid.
When 3 major organizations recommend starting solids.
2 special situations when you may want to start earlier or later.
3 developmental signs your individual baby is ready to eat, because they are all a bit different!
What to do before your baby is ready, to help prepare them so start solids.
Iron: how much your baby needs, and sources of iron & tips. Signs of low iron, so you know if you need to get your baby tested.
Size of foods to offer for both palmer and pincer grasps.
How many times per day to offer food.
How to know if your baby is eating enough. Or too much? What to do in either case!
9 steps to make it easier for your baby to eat, if they are barely eating anything.
How to prevent picky eating.
Signs your baby may need an Occupational Therapist for extra feeding support.
I demonstrate show safe shape and texture of different foods.
Foods to avoid to prevent choking.
8 tips to prevent choking.
Review of new studies: do BLWers choke more often?
CPR demonstration by a paramedic, so you know what to do in case your baby does choke.
We review the Top 8 Allergens.
A special way to introduce an allergen, if you’re especially worried.
When to start allergens: should you delay or start early?
Signs of allergic reaction to watch for.
Modifying Family Meals
3 types of foods to avoid for baby
When your diet isn’t healthy enough for baby, what do you offer instead?
How of feed your baby soup, salad, spicy & salty foods.
Comebacks for Critics
What to say when you hear: “She’ll choke, can’t get enough food, can’t get enough iron, needs to learn textures gradually, needs infant cereal, needs food before 6 months, etc.”
Recipes created with my friend Melissa from Wean Green – so you know what foods to offer your baby! Including 76 all finger-friendly recipes, many that the whole family will enjoy!
Watch videos of babies at 6 months, 9 months and 11 months eating using BLW! This gives you an idea of skill levels and food ideas for babies at different ages.
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My daughter Norah sold me on BLW 9 years ago, when she refused purees. On a family trip to Mexico, I saw how much she LOVED the foods we were eating – the bun from the table, the strip of pineapple – so much more than the mush. It was a blast to watch her explore whole foods. And as a bonus, much easier for me!
Unfortunately I didn’t successfully translate my nutrition knowledge into offering Norah nutrient-dense finger foods. I found out that she was iron deficient when she was 4 – and could’ve been for years. This is why I’m so passionate about teaching moms to use Babyled Weaning the right way. Which is what I did with my third child, Arden.
Since then, I’ve authored “The Parents’ Guide to Baby-led Weaning.” And taught hundreds of moms how to safely & nutritiously introduce solids using BLW.
As of 2003, I am a registered dietitian – the only regulated nutrition profession. I completed a BSc from University of Alberta and an MSc from University of British Columbia. I’ve operated my private practice First Step Nutrition for 12 years.
You want to make sure you have an expert to guide you on your BLW journey. That’s me! I am a member of Dietitians of Canada, the Calgary Breastfeeding Matters Group……and most importantly mother of three!
Great, I’ve read Gil Rapley’s book too and it gives you a good background. But this course offers concrete steps on avoiding choking and getting in high iron foods, something I felt was overlooked in the book. Which is one reason why I wrote my own book “The Parents Guide to Babyled Weaning.”
This e-course offers videos so can SEE babies eating and what foods to offer, unlike books. Along with a Facebook group where myself and other members can get questions answered, and a recipe book – this course is still totally useful to you!
Even if you’ve been using purees for weeks or months, it’s very important to also offer your baby finger foods before 9 months of age.
This course will be useful for you if introducing finger foods is new, even if your baby is closer to 9 or 12 months. You still have the same things to focus on, including concentrating on iron rich foods and preventing choking.
You are already sold on the concept of BLW – great! You’ve come to the right place. The private Facebook forum will be a great place to answer your questions, and the info provided in the course will give you some solid steps to make sure you are safely and nutritiously feeding your baby.
No, but you can join the course and get prepared! More about “when” to start is found inside.
A single consult with a dietitian would cost more way money than this course. And if you have extended health benefits, email me for a receipt – you may get reimbursed! This isn’t guaranteed, please check with your benefits provider before ordering.
This course is delivered in quick videos, watch the ones you need to! This will save you time from searching the internet, YouTube and reading books. Everything you need for BLW in one place!
This course is so much more than a book!
Quick but still offering solid steps, the course videos are awesome for actually SEEING babies eat, sizes of safe food and more. The Facebook group is invaluable, as I will be in there to help and you will have other moms for support! The Cookbook for Babyled Weaners is a nice bonus, too.
Unfortunately, following intuition for most has meant starting too early, with foods that don’t contain the most important nutrients for a baby and are unsafe in size.
The guidance of a professional (and fellow BLW mom) will give you solid steps and assistance!
Each video is 4-10 minutes long – I know you’re busy so try to get to the point! Overall there is about 90 minutes worth of “watching,” broken down into short chunks. Some supporting links and handouts are provided as well, if you want to delve further.
You should be able to review everything within 2-3 hours. Of course how much time you spend in the Facebook group is up to you!
You will get access to the whole program within minutes of registering, so you can start right away.
While health officials are not yet recommending BLW as a health guideline, there is research that will has demonstrated that with the proper training and methods, BLW can be safe and beneficial for babies.
The newer starting solids guidelines from Canada do recommend introducing finger foods now at 6 months…so I think it’s coming eventually!
I discuss the current research as well as concerns of health professionals in the course, so that you can have an educated conversation with them about it.
If you are not 100% happy with the course, just let me know ([email protected]) why, and I will offer a 100% refund within 7 days of purchase (as long as I haven’t emailed you a receipt for health benefits reimbursement). Give it a try, there’s no risk!
$49. This is much less than a private consult with a dietitian (me!).
*If you have extended health benefits that reimburse dietitian fees, it’s possible you will get reimbursed, leading to the cost of the course for you being $0!!!
But not guaranteed, please check with your benefits provider first, that they will reimburse an online course run by a Registered Dietitian from Alberta.
You will have access to the course materials for 6 months, and the Facebook group for as long as you like!