Want to create “good eaters” for the future?
Then book an introduction to solids session in the comfort of your own home.
Introduction to solids was formerly known as weaning. The reason for this change is that, in the past we weaned babies from milk (breast or formula) onto solid foods, however after extensive research it is now current guidelines to offer solids alongside their milk. Babies get far more nutrients and vitamins from their milk than from a carrot. Their milk feeds continue to supply all the nutrients they need during this process. Babies lead the way and drop the milk when they are ready.
Around 6 months is the recommended age for the introduction of solids but remember all babies are unique and looking at their developmental stages of readiness is key.
I have noticed when working with lots of parents, when you mention introduction to solids certain anxieties always arise, “messy” and “choking”.
Yes, it will be messy! But babies learn through their senses so need to smell, touch, taste and see the food. Feeling the food is as much a part of the experience as actually eating it.
And yes, choking can happen but is not as common as gagging. Gagging is a natural reflex. Many babies gag when learning to manage solids, it prevents choking. Always staying with your baby when eating and lots of other advice to prevent choking and mess are covered in my sessions.
I have a keen interest in healthy eating and understand the
importance of getting it right from the start.
This can be a very daunting time for parents and comes around so quick, one day you have a new-born, the next you are downloading recipe apps and trying to improve your cooking skills. This is why I developed a session with the NHS to deliver to parents, helping them make informed decisions on how they feed their little ones.
My sessions cover:
When to start / signs not related to readiness
Baby led versus purees
Getting started, Foods to try/ avoid
Food safety, choking and gagging
Drinks to offer baby/cups
Jars versus homemade
My sessions are provided in your home lasting approximately 2 hours ( maybe longer, depending on questions ). The host receives a free goodie bag.
Group sessions work well in the home environment as parents say they feel more relaxed to ask questions.
At the end of my introduction to solids session, 100% of parents have commented that they feel more confident and relaxed in starting solids.
After the session, i can provide useful resources and websites via email, and will be available for further support.
Invite one friend : £35 each.
Invite two / three friends : £25 each.
Invite four or more friends : £25 each and hosts session is free.
Telephone consultations are available at £10 per 30 minutes, please message me to discuss.
Weekend / Evening sessions available for partners to be involved.
Areas covered = South East Essex, prices available for longer distances.