Your baby is unique.
So why copy how everyone else is starting solids?
Welcome your baby into the wonderful world of food using this safe and responsive method. Choose to be guided by your baby’s unique development and supported by a child feeding professional.
You know the period of transitioning to solids is very important .
But you’re not sure where even to start or how to keep up with all the changes.
How about right here? With me by your side?
You barely have time to feed yourself and do not have hours to spend in the kitchen or to research online.
You feel overwhelmed at the thought of making changes (again) now that you’ve just adjusted to the biggest change in your life – having a baby!
You want to go above an beyond to give your baby the best start but not sure which foods would be the best option, how to avoid choking and reduce risk of food allergies.
You need easy steps, a roadmap to give you a peace of mind and help your baby happily feed himself table foods.
You want strategies that can be a fit for your unique baby, instead of following the latest trends or copying what other moms on Facebook are doing.
You wish you could see for yourself how babies learn to eat, what exactly happens at each stage and what changes you can expect.
You feel nervous about Baby Led Weaning but do not know how to feed your baby purees without getting stuck on them.
Is it you?
I got a solution for all that.
I spent 10 years researching, teaching and writing on the topics of starting solids (and practicing with my 3 kids).
And then I created this step-by-step program on starting solids PLUS 50+ recipes and meal ideas for your baby and the whole family.
And to make sure you never feel alone and always have all your quesions answered, I will be by your side on every step of the way via our 7 days/week support forum.
Easy to follow
Self-paced, with a detailed roadplan, simple schedules and most recent research based recommendations.
Expert and parents advice
Interact with a supportive and like-minded community
Quick and delicious recipes
Baby-friendly recipes to help the whole family eat better
Watch babies eat
See it for yourself! Videos of babies leaning to eat a variety of textures
This online program will help you to:
Introduce your baby to solids without stress or spending hours online.
Know exactly which foods and textures to offer to your baby based on how he is developing his eating skills.
Understand how babies learn to self feed by watching videos of a baby going through all the milestones ( 6 to 15 months).
Introduce finger foods (to boost self feeding skills) and optional purees (to keep nutrition in check).
Stop feeling like an “uncool mom” because you are too nervous about choking.
Naturally respond to your baby’s cues and know when to move to the next feeding milestone.
Support your baby’s self regulation and a healthy relationship with food from the first bite.
Introduce more variety and help your baby develop adventurous taste buds without spending hours cooking or leaving $$$ in a grocery store.
And this means
Confidence. You will know what exactly to expect at each stage and how to handle all the important transitions.
Time. To enjoy your baby more instead of spending hours reading (often outdated) articles online.
Peace of mind. You will have access to the most current expert advice on how to keep your baby safe during feeds, be smart about allergens and know how to minimize risk of choking.
Joy. Feeding your baby can be one of the the most bonding, rewarding and fun activities you share every day. And this is PRICELESS.
There is so much differing advice out there – that’s the trouble with the Internet I think, everything you read touts something different as the best thing to do.
So I found the mixed approach to starting solids really refreshing. Everything else I’d read was one extreme or the other. If I let my baby completely self- feed then almost nothing (unless its a stuck of fruit) would go in her mouth. I don’t really like the completely pureed approach either as I want her to learn indivdual tastes and textures and mashing everything together won’t acheive that so a mixed approach makes as lot of sense to me, and it’s explained in a very clear and concise way.
The sample meal plans are very helpful to visualise how the day can be structured and how mealtimes should fit in.
Another thing I found really helpful was the nutritional advice. A lot of the other information I have read was solely focused on taste or texture, but this added another dimention which (silly as it sounds) I hadn’t really considered. The tables with the foods / nutrients and serving sugestions will be pinned up in the kitchen for inspiration!Jacqui Memmott
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Essential Guide on Starting Solids
Part 1. What you need to start solids: equipment for cooking, storing, freezing, feeding and minimizing mess.
Part 2. Is your baby ready? Signs of readiness for solids.
Part 3. What to feed your baby.
Baby Led Weaning, purees or the mixed approach? | Taste training | Drinks | How to introduce food allergens | Gagging vs Choking
Part 4. How to feed your baby: first meals and important milestones.
Part 5. The most common questions and roadblocks: learning from other parents’ mistakes.
Recipes: Cooking for your baby and the whole family
50+ baby food ideas and fast and easy recipes
All iron rich foods are highlighted
Most recipes can be served to the whole family or included as a part of a family meal.
Bridge what your baby and the rest of the family is eating to streamline your meal planning and cooking and help the whole family eat better
Supportive online community
Judgement-free zone with all the support you need
Connect with like minded parents 24 hours, 7 days a week
Get all your questions answered by a child feeding expert, pediatric dietitian and mom of three.
The most important nutrients your baby needs and their best food sources (and how you can serve them). Plus guidance on nutritional supplements.
A clear age-specific schedule of solid meals, milk feedings and sample age specific mealplans so you know what you baby needs now, how her needs will be changing over time and how the overall transition from breast milk or formula to solid food looks like.
Everything you need to know to prepare for the picky toddler phase: the important changes, useful feeding strategies, mealtime tips and common pitfalls to avoid. You will be glad you are prepared as your baby grows into a rebellious toddler with zero appetite!
How do babies learn to self feed? What exactly eating finger foods and responsive spoon feeding look like? What is pincer grasp and gagging? Prepare to learn (and have a giggle) as you watch this collection of videos.
It is filled to the brim with everything I wondered about when I began solid foods with my baby. I love that the books walk you through the developmental stages a baby goes through when introducing solids. The solid nutritional information and real life advice really made the book useful for me.
Though I have done some research of my own into healthy eating for babies, I learned a great deal after reading through it. I found it to be very comprehensive. The information for feeding babies starts around the 6 month mark and continues on into early toddlerhood.
Information was thorough, well researched, and easy to read and act on for busy Moms. As a new Mom I wasn’t sure about how much texture my baby could handle, this book provides a texture timeline that I found especially helpful. The breakdown of recipes by baby’s age was also great. The recipes presented as really inventive and as healthy as can be!
I am pretty good at coming up with ideas for cooking but this really expanded my thought process when it comes to cooking for my little one.Emily Wegener
Natalia your recipes are the biggest success for my little girl!
We tried the Baby’s First Bolognese tonight and it was an absolute hit! I love the variety of ingredients in your recipes and how perfect each and every recipe is for babies that are beginning to manipulate their hands/fingers with more precision.
Willow is loving all of the things I’m trying from your ebook! As a first time mum I wouldn’t have known that she could try things like herbs at her age but I’ve gained so much knowledge through your book and I really love how varied her diet is as a result.
The amount of ingredients in each is perfect for the night’s feed and to pop plenty of little portions in the freezer as nutritious go-to’s when in a hurry. Thanks so much for such a great resource.Whitney White
I created this program becasue after years of working with parents whose children are a challenge to feed, I realized that I could almost always trace the origins of feeding issues back to when solids were started.
I could also see that when parents were aware of the developmental stages from the very start feeding tended to go much smoother.
And, as a pediatric dietitian, I know that when meals are stress free, nutrition gets a boost and the risk of future feeding issues goes down.
I also think that every parent deserves to have access to the best tools and up to date expert advice instead of trying to make sense out of sketchy tips from the internet (just like I did with my baby #1).
I know that starting solids can be a fun, rewarding and 100% stress free experience both for you and your baby.
I AM SO EXCITED TO SHOW YOU EXACTLY HOW TO DO IT!
Natalia Stasenko MS, RD
I loved that you covered the most current research and included citations. I find that a lot of resources on the internet are quoting outdated information and recommendations, so I always want to double-check the author’s sources.Sara Carr
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are you the right person to give guidance on the topic of starting solids?
Hmm, let me think… I think I am! I am a registered dietitian specializing in pediatrics so child feeding is what I do for living :). As a child nutrition expert, I have been invited to cowrite two books on starting solids, condensed the latest research on starting solids for my articles geared towards both professional community and general public and coached hundreds of parents through my private practice and online classes. And I also started solids with 3 babies of my own!
I do not have time to cook baby food.
Neither do I! So I used the mixed approach with my two younger babies. I prepared a few super nutritious purees and fed them with a spoon. But most of the time, I adapted family meals and gave my babies lots of safe finger foods to practice self feeding. This way, they got the nutrition they needed while learning to self feed at a rate that worked for them. More and more feeding experts now recommend the mixed approach to starting solids. And this is exactly what these eBooks will show you how to do.
I want to try Baby Led Weaning, will your program help me?
This program gives you all you need to start solids with confidence, whether you are planning to use the Baby Led Weaning, puree approach or the mix. You see, I think that feeding should be ALWAYS child-led, at any age and regardless of the type of food the child eats. I am a supporter of the mixed approach, where smooth purees and spoon feeding are possible but optional. But even if you are planning to skip purees altogether you will still learn so many useful things from the program like how your baby’s self feeding skills will be developing and which roadblocks to expect at each stage. And you will get lots of finger food ideas and recipes
I want to do the traditional/puree approach, will your program be useful?
I think you NEED this program because it can help you and your baby get all the benefits of responsive, trust based feeding while allowing her to move through feeding milestones at her unique speed. I recommend exposing your baby to different textures including finger foods from day one of starting solids while using smooth purees as a back up. This helps babies learn to self feed quickly. Every week I am receiving dozens of emails from parents for whom the informaiton I am sharing was THE resource they needed to move away from purees towards self feeding a variety of textures and flavors.
I’ve already started my baby on solids. Is it too late for me to join the program?
Absolutely not! Especially if you are wondering about what would be the next milestone, feel that your baby is stuck on purees, need meal ideas to transition your baby to family foods or are looking to offer your baby more variety.
How long is the program?
Starting solids with your baby is a process, a fun journey without a definite end. Kids continue learning how to eat for many months and even years. When joining Starting Solids: The Stree Free Way you get access to all the materials and the closed Facebook community for 1 year. This should give you and your little one enough time to go through all the major transitions with the support of a child feeding professional.
I am still not sure… What else have you got?
I spent months researching, writing and recipe testing to create this resource for you. Then I collected feedback from other child feeding experts and parents and used it to make it even more useful and practical. But if you think it is not a good match for you, it would not feel right to me to keep your money.
Just drop me an email within 30 days of purchase and I will refund it 100%, no questions asked.
Did I miss anything important? If you have more questions, please email them to email@example.com.
Thank you again for creating these resources! …these are the most practical tools I have come across – they gave me the information I needed to be educated and informed, as well as easy ways to implement this information in our crazy day to day.
I also really appreciated that your approach is not one size fits all, which ended up being really reassuring, as an already overwhelmed new mom.Cara Ludwig
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