Practical Approach to Weaning/Starting Solids
The Bundle will provide helpful tips, suggestions and guidance about how to implement weaning*.
Weaning has become complicated with the "new" method of baby led weaning as well as the guidance of around 6 months yet a lot of the traditional approaches of using purées are all over the supermarket shelves, are what our parents advise us and sometimes, under their breath, health care practitioners.
For me, weaning is the next step to be enjoyed and the course with accompanying handout will help you to be more confident and relaxed with weaning helping to lead to a happy, healthy baby at the end of it.
We discuss both weaning methods and a mix approach - information is provided, yet parents are encouraged to wean in the way that they want and follow their own instincts. The emphasis of this bundle is encouraging family mealtimes, real food and discuss some of the concerns around when, how, how much, etc.
The following topics are part of the course:
- When should you start weaning
- Baby-led or purees?
- How should you start?
- What should you give them?
- Meal suggestions/ideas
- Safety/health points
- Family meals
- Encouraging balanced healthy eating patterns as your baby grows older
- Handy tips for preparing in advance
- Coping with difficult mealtimes
The course comes with a handout and a Strategy for Success which includes meal ideas.
- encourages babies to eat real food early on
- makes parents more confident and relaxed about weaning which benefits both the parents and the babies
- encourages experimentation
- suggested meals and tips to get started
- saves unnecessary expense, time cooking and parents don't need to look up all the latest research
- looks ahead into childhood
Feedback from previous participants:
"The thought of weaning my six month twins was daunting to say the least, I felt I was getting conflicting advice from every angle. Tricia's weaning class helped me feel that I could do it, by giving simple and very practical methods, which are certainly working for all of us. Tricia has lots of knowledge and delivers the class in a very personal way which makes it a very enjoyable relaxing experience. I use the information daily and believe my boys have benefited from it greatly."
"It's great to have common sense hints and tips from somebody who has been through it all rather than just reading from books!"
"I feel I learnt a great deal as all aspects of weaning were covered. Tricia is extremely knowledgeable and her relaxed manner has given me the confidence I needed."
"Real life examples from Tricia's experience really made the session. Much more preferable to a set of 'rules'."
"It was honest, practical advice in a relaxed atmosphere rather than the normal standard 'talk' you're given by Health Visitors. It has definitely made me more confident with starting weaning, thank you Tricia!"
* TO NOTE: In the UK we use the term Weaning when babies start solids - not necessarily wean from the breast or bottle.
Tricia Murray is a Fertility, Birth and Parenting Coach, EFT Therapist, Doula and Birth Trauma Specialist supporting mums and dads to enjoy birth and early parenting and feel confident and calm throughout. She is Founder of the Birth and Baby Academy and has worked with hundreds of parents over the last few years.