Solid Steps to Babyled Weaning

Babyled Weaning

Make Starting Solids Fun, Easy and Healthy

Want to use Babyled Weaning to make starting solids fun, easy & healthy?

Then you’re in the right place.

You may have heard a lot about Baby-led Weaning. As a mom and dietitian, I have come across countless moms with the same questions and concerns:

  • Unsure about whether baby-led weaning is the best choice for starting your baby on solids? Or even safe?
  • Panicked that your baby will choke if you offer finger foods?
  • Worried your baby will not get enough food and nutrients to grow well if you use baby-led weaning?
  • Or just frustrated by having to defend baby-led weaning to family, friends and health care providers?!

Why Use Babyled Weaning when Starting Solids?

Supports motor development earlier.
Sets your baby up for a healthy relationship with food by letting him listen to his appetite from the start.
Finger foods are more nutritious than many purees.
May help prevent picky eating.
Easier for parents & fun for baby!

Introducing…

Solid Steps to Babyled Weaning

Solid Steps to Babyled Weaning was created to take the confusion out of starting solids.
It will give you the knowledge and support you need, to confidently make starting solids with Babyled Weaning fun, easy & healthy!

Here’s How it Works

Everything Baby-led Weaning you need in one place – easy to view and quick to get through. Self-paced, and mobile friendly!

Video Content

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.

Support Group

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!

Here’s what you’ll learn inside…

Step 1 - Introduction to Babyled Weaning

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!

Step 2 - When to Start Babyled Weaning

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.

Step 3 - What, how much & when to feed your baby

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.

Step 4 - Preventing Choking

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.

Step 5 - All About Allergies

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.

Step 6 - Moving Forward

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.”

Bonus #1

Cookbook for Weaners (PDF)

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!

Bonus #2

Babies demonstrate Baby-led Weaning

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.

You Have Two Options…

to get started with babyled weaning!

BASIC

$49 CAD

one time pay

Immediate access to 6 Video modules + supporting handouts
Extra videos of real babies demonstrating BLW
Lifetime access to private Facebook Group
Cookbook for Weaners

BASIC + Dietitian Support

$497 CAD

one time pay

Everything in the BASIC level
Plus…
One initial 60 minute phone or Zoom call with your dietitian
One month of unlimited email support
A copy of my book “The Parents’ Guide to Baby-led Weaning”
Jennifer House

Why I created this e-course

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!

Who is this e-course for?

The mom who wants to learn more about what BLW is and how to do it. Like when to start, what foods to try, what size and texture of foods to offer.

The mom who gets panicky thinking about introducing finger foods in case her baby chokes.

The mom who doesn’t know if her baby is getting enough food, calories or iron using BLW.

The mom who is tired of defending BLW to others, and just wants to shut them up (or teach them something!)

The mom who is using BLW, but not sure what to feed her baby when family meals are not baby-friendly.

The mom who has struggled with too much weight, disordered eating, or an unhealthy relationship with food, and wants to change this for her child. BLW is an excellent start to ensuring your baby has a healthy relationship with food, which can last a lifetime!

The mom is too busy to make purees and want to save time!

Is this right for you?

I’ve already read The BLW book, would the course still be helpful?

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!

I started my baby on purees, and want to try BLW now. Is it too late, is this course still useful for older babies?

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.

I’ve already started BLW but I’m not sure I’m doing it right.

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.

My baby is 4 months old, can I start BLW now?

No, but you can join the course and get prepared! More about “when” to start is found inside.

I'm not sure I can afford this right now.

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.

I don't have much time to do a course!

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!

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BASIC

$49 CAD

BASIC + Dietitian Support

$497 CAD

Happiness Guarantee

If you are not happy with the course, just email me to explain why, within 7 days of purchase. I will offer a refund.

Still have questions?

Why not just read the book?

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.

Can’t I just follow my intuition, why do I need a course?

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!

How much time will it take me to use this program?

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!

When will I get my materials?

You will get access to the whole program within minutes of registering, so you can start right away.

My mom/doctor/nurse/friend told me BLW is not safe. Is that true?

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.

What is the refund policy?

If you are not 100% happy with the course, just let me know (jen@firststepnutrition.com) 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!

How much does it cost?

$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.

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have access to the course materials for 6 months, and the Facebook group for as long as you like!

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BASIC

$49 CAD

BASIC + Dietitian Support

$497 CAD