I know the thought of it all can be way too overwhelming. Honestly, you’ve probably heard a million different opinions (MIL and Dr. included). You’re scared of doing the wrong thing and gagging freaks you out (‘cause it’s SCARY)! Or maybe you’ve started dabbling with some purees and finger foods, but don’t know where to go after banana, avocado, and sweet potato? Don’t worry...I’m here to walk you through step-by-step! From the latest pediatric feeding research and up-to-date guidelines on solid food introduction, to the mama-approved tricks and tips that make your life a whole lot easier - I’ve got you covered!
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(Think of it as the best of both worlds between purees and baby led weaning!)
It's my signature method of starting solids that takes the heart of the latest feeding research and removes all the mom guilt.
With this online video based course, you can get bite-sized, easily digestible lessons from absolutely anywhere you can access your phone or computer!
Grab a cup of coffee (or wine!), sit back, and relax as you watch your way through the baby led feeding process. Want to know what feeding looks like for a baby at 6 months, 8 months, and 12 months? I’ve got it! Want a demo of how to cut and prepare various foods? I’ve got it! Want to see what a gagging baby looks like? You guessed it…I’ve got it!
You don’t have to have everything you learned in the course etched into your memory. We’ve got you covered for those moments when you just need a quick reference to content, checklists to make sure you're not missing anything, guides to keep you on track through the months, and recipes for inspiration in the kitchen.
Your opportunity to learn doesn’t end once you’ve completed the course. You get lifetime access and get to connect with an amazing group of parents going through the same process you are. PLUS, access to Edwena (like having your own personal in-home dietitian!) for ongoing education and helpful tips. Ask questions, share successes/struggles, and get in with an awesome tribe of little eaters!
From introducing the very first finger foods, to learning how to incorporate diverse flavours and textures safely, you’ll know exactly what, when, and how to do it to ensure a stress-free, fun eating experience that will give your baby a lifetime of healthy eating habits!
Baby led weaning, purees…or a mixed approach? We go through the pro’s and con’s of each and how to approach them both from a Baby Led Feeding perspective. We stress the importance of nudging your baby along the Texture Timeline™ with self-feeding as being the ultimate goal, and learning about how to do this in the best way for you and your baby!
Learn all about the developmental signs of readiness and how to identify them. Plus, get a list of dietitian (and mom!) recommended favourite feeding gear & supplies!
All about setting up the perfect meal time environment, how to start with food and drinks, what and what not to serve your baby, how to offer meat, vegetables, fruit, and grains, complete with videos of finger food preparation and babies eating so you can see how it’s done! This module also includes all the details on how to spoon feed your baby in a responsive way, what the difference is between gagging and choking, and how to introduce those top highly allergenic foods.
Now that your baby is more experienced, you’ll learn what to expect next & how to modify foods to keep them challenged & progressing, complete with videos of babies of this age eating! This section also includes all you need to know about milk and feeding schedules from 6-12 months, complete with sample schedules for reference, and you’ll learn all about your baby’s taste buds and how you can actually shape them to raise an adventurous eater.
In depth review of the importance of high iron foods, fatty foods, and all the evidence based info you need on supplements for your baby, including which ones, if any, they may need to take.
"I loved SO many things about this course...the online quick videos that you could watch while breastfeeding, the videos of babies eating, and all the recipes and resource sheets you get!! This program helped me understand all the different approaches to feeding my little one...I loved that it was based on evidence and not fads or trends. My daughter is 7 months now and I refer to this course often for refreshers or to look up a new recipe. It has given me the confidence and reassurance I needed to start feeding my adventurous little eater""
Ideally you would start this course somewhere between your baby turning 4-5 months of age, as most babies are ready to start solids somewhere around 6 months old. However, if your baby is 7, 8, 9, 10 or even 12 months old and hasn’t begun on a wide variety of finger foods and you’re not sure how to serve them safely, this course is exactly what you need. If your child is 10+ months old and you’re comfortable with serving all types of finger foods, but they aren’t eating well and/or are picky, you’ll want to enroll in my Feeding Toddlers online course.
You have lifetime access to the entire course! If you ever need to brush up on material or would like to retake it at any point in the future, you can!
I’m a Pediatric Registered Dietitian who has been practicing in the field for over 10 years with one on one clients. I’m also a mom of two boys and have gone through the process of introducing solids both with purees and with baby led weaning. Combined with the thousands of clients I’ve helped world wide through my online courses, I know the ins and outs, struggles, tips & tricks, plus ALL the latest evidence based research to allow me to share this information with you with full confidence!
I’ve also enlisted experts in other fields to teach various parts of the courses, like a speech language pathologist specializing in paediatrics and feeding, so that you have the best information coming from the best resources!
This course is the only one of it’s kind to cover over 3 hours worth of material and span everything in detail from the logistics of starting solids (baby led weaning, purees and mixed approach), safety, the equipment needed, the oral motor developmental process, nutrition for baby, troubleshooting plus include resources & recipes. You were likely leaving your 1 hour local class with a lot of questions that came up after the session, and likely were overwhelmed with the many books and blogs where information was inconsistent or hard to retrieve. I’ve gone ahead and compiled all the most trusted and evidence based information into one course that is easily digestible and accessible, and can bet will leave you having all your questions answered!
The Baby Led Feeding (BLF) course provides over 3 hours of content, which works out to $33 an hour - and that's not including all of the added resources, plus the bonus 30 day meal plan! Typical 1-hour workshops, or sessions offered locally, run between $50-100/hour and leave you with much more to learn and figure out on your own. This course is like having a personal registered dietitian in your own home, helping your every step of the way (which would usually cost between $120-180/hour by the way). Plus, you get all the downloadable resources and this content is all accessible for life. So yes, it’s definitely worth the price!
Yes, this course keeps in mind the various developmental stages your baby may be in and allergies your baby may have. In fact, we specifically address this in the course so you can know how to manage these situations.
Because the nature of this course is online, available for a lifetime, and the fact that there is unlimited access to a support group where all your questions can be answered, the course is non-refundable.
"Having Edwena take me through the baby led weaning process was great because of all the knowledge I gained and how friendly her approach is! All of my questions and concerns were answered and now I feel confident and excited to start the process with my son. I highly recommend it to any parent. I'm so happy that I took this course!"