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Introducing Solids 101: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started

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Begin your feeding journey safely and confidently.

Let us take you step-by-step through how to start your baby on solid foods. This online course covers it all - from demonstrations with actual babies to guides and checklists that will help you create a healthy eater from the start.

What you get with your class

Expert-taught course from a Registered Dietitian with a specializaton in pediatrics
1+ hour of on-demand content
25+ downloadable guides and checklists
2-years of access to course material - refer back when you need it most
What you'll learn

This overview will help set you and baby up for success, no matter how you choose to feed. You'll learn the signs that baby is ready to start as well as some safety considerations, including how and when to introduce allergens.

Introduction 1:05
The First Feed: Setting You & Baby Up for Success 2:16
Understanding Some Common Feeding Philosophies 1:15
First Foods: What to Try & What to Avoid 2:35
Infant Fluid Needs 1:30
Feeding Through the First Year 1:39
Introducing High-Risk Allergens 1:31
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Signs Baby is Ready for Solids
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Setting up for Baby's First Feed
Pureed Food vs. Baby-Led Weaning Preview Image
Pureed Food vs. Baby-Led Weaning
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Introducing Solids - Grocery List
Foods to Avoid Preview Image
Foods to Avoid
Infant Daily Fluid Goals Preview Image
Infant Daily Fluid Goals
Nutrition Guidelines for 8-12 Month Olds Preview Image
Nutrition Guidelines for 8-12 Month Olds
Introducing High Risk Allergy Foods Preview Image
Introducing High Risk Allergy Foods
Timeline for Introducing High Risk Allergy Foods Preview Image
Timeline for Introducing High Risk Allergy Foods
Signs of Food Allergies or Intolerances in Babies Preview Image
Signs of Food Allergies or Intolerances in Babies
Top 8 Food Allergens Preview Image
Top 8 Food Allergens
Weekly Meal Plan for 12 Month Olds Preview Image
Weekly Meal Plan for 12 Month Olds

What exactly is Baby-Led Weaning? And is it right for your family? This course dives deep into this new feeding philosophy, including what foods to offer first and how to do so safely.

Introduction 1:11
What is Baby-Led Weaning? 2:31
The When, The How & Some Safety Considerations 3:21
Approaching the First Feed the Baby-Led Way 4:45
Tips, Tricks & Common Misunderstandings 1:31
Baby-Led Weaning in Action with 6-month-old Max 6:43
The Baby-Led Approach to Common Allergens 1:59
Meeting Nutritional Needs 0:56
Closing Thoughts 1:25
Takeaways Print, save, & share important notes.
Feeding Schedule for the First Few Weeks of BLW Preview Image
Feeding Schedule for the First Few Weeks of BLW
Best First Foods for Baby-Led Weaning Preview Image
Best First Foods for Baby-Led Weaning
Baby-Led Weaning Foods Preview Image
Baby-Led Weaning Foods
Baby-Led Weaning Tips and Tricks Preview Image
Baby-Led Weaning Tips and Tricks
Timeline for Introducing High Risk Allergy Foods Preview Image
Timeline for Introducing High Risk Allergy Foods
Signs of Food Allergies or Intolerances in Babies Preview Image
Signs of Food Allergies or Intolerances in Babies
Top 8 Food Allergens Preview Image
Top 8 Food Allergens
Nutrient Needs for Baby-Led Weaning Babies Preview Image
Nutrient Needs for Baby-Led Weaning Babies
Weekly Meal Plan for 12 Month Olds Preview Image
Weekly Meal Plan for 12 Month Olds

This course helps you navigate the puree landscape, from store-bought to homemade and how to prepare them properly for every age and stage.

Introduction 1:19
Pureed Foods: An Introduction 0:34
Understanding Puree Options & Food Stages 1:48
Making Purees at Home 1:34
Introducing Common Allergens via Puree 1:33
Approaching the First Puree Feed 1:30
Purees in Action with 6-month-old Max 0:47
Setting Expectations with Puree Feeds 1:23
Takeaways Print, save, & share important notes.
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Common First Foods - Purees
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Purees Schedule for the First Few Weeks
Pureed Foods Feeding Milestones Preview Image
Pureed Foods Feeding Milestones
Weekly Meal Plan for 9 Month Olds Preview Image
Weekly Meal Plan for 9 Month Olds
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Weekly Meal Plan for 12 Month Olds

This course proves it doesn't take a lot of time or energy to feel good about what you're feeding your family. This is an easy, no-fuss guide to meal planning, with plenty of realistic options as well as tips & tricks for grocery shopping and pantry organization.

Introduction 0:59
The Benefits of Meal Planning 0:44
A Guide to Healthy Meals & Snacks 1:48
Building Your Ideal Meal Plan 5:07
Grocery Shopping Tips & Tricks 2:24
The One-Hour Rule 1:39
Easy Breakfast & Lunch Options 1:02
Helpful Kitchen & Pantry Prep 3:24
Some Things To Remember 1:52
Takeaways Print, save, & share important notes.
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Meal Planning: Choose Your Own Menu
Sample Weekly Meal Plan and Grocery List Preview Image
Sample Weekly Meal Plan and Grocery List
Healthy Eating Plate Preview Image
Healthy Eating Plate

Meet the Instructor

Vanessa, MS, RD Registered Dietitian with a specialization in pediatrics

What You Get
With Your Online Course

Expert Guidance

So, what does “expert” really mean? We only offer classes and consultations that are led by professionally certified individuals with top accreditations. Together, our instructors have helped thousands of parents combined.

Flexible Access

As fellow parents, we get it. Life is busy. So, once you start, you and your partner can learn from the comfort of your favorite spot, take breaks, and refer back for up to 2 years.

Office Hours

Sometimes we have clarifying questions. Instead of getting lost in a sea of endless internet research, take a course and join a private Q&A forum that is moderated by experts. Connect and learn in a safe space — sans spam.

See What Parents Had to Say

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342 reviews
You must take this class before introducing solids to your baby!
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I always thought I would have to buy all those little baby pouches at the store and I didn't realize I could just be feeding my little one what we already have in the house. This class gave me all the information I needed to know what feeding options are available, which ones are right for our family, and then get started. Highly recommend!

The videos and the handouts with information are super great and easy to watch and use!
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I could mirror my phone on our tv and my husband and I could view the class while caring for our baby. Love that I can access the information again and again too. The class taught us the information we needed to know without having to read a book - let’s be honest, what news parents have time for that! Thank you for providing this class!

I needed this information fast and in a concise way -- and 5 minutes in I already felt equipped with the right information.
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SO helpful. I spent a few nights searching on the internet and there is just too much information. This course distills it and I'm SO happy I purchased it.

Excellent course!!! Highly recommend.
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Very informative, great videos of baby eating, very detailed and specific info

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18 days ago

More images of food size and softness for different months to help mommas get a visual. Biggest fear is choking and we often ask ourself “is this right?”

Carmen Wehmeier
Carmen Wehmeier
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2 months ago

awesome

Carmen Wehmeier
Carmen Wehmeier
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2 months ago

awesome

Nicoleshaffer
Nicoleshaffer
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2 months ago

very informative and straightforward.

Katie
Katie
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3 months ago

The videos and the handouts with information are super great and easy to watch and use! I could mirror my phone on our tv and my husband and I could view the class while caring for our baby. Love that I can access the information again and again too. The class taught us the information we needed to know without having to read a book — let’s be honest, what news parents have time for that! Thank you for providing this class!

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