Baby-led weaning done safely.
It can be overwhelming when your baby begins eating solid foods. Whether your baby is brand new to solids or you’re looking to transition off of spoon-feeding, we provide guidance and clarity with how to let them safely feed themselves.
Our 90-minute self-paced course includes images, videos, and printables that show you exactly how Baby-Led Weaning (infant self-feeding) is done. Perfect for ages 6 months and up.
Our user-friendly format makes it easy for you to learn how to successfully transition your baby to solid foods – with no tests or long reading assignments.
Baby-led weaning, or BLW, is an infant feeding philosophy that centers around self-feeding from the start. The term “weaning” can be confusing – in the United States, weaning means stopping breast- or bottle-feeding, but in much of the world weaning refers to how babies start solids. Thus, Baby-led Weaning is baby self-feeding.
In BLW, babies hold strips of soft foods, bring them to their mouth and learn to chew and swallow. BLW promotes independence at mealtime and might help prevent selective eating at some level. Parents tend to like how babies can eat what the family eats and they don’t have to make any special food. While you might find a lot of “rules” about BLW online, our online Infant Course focuses most on promoting independence and skill-building with babies and less about rigid rules or definitions. We are here to support you in doing what feels best for your family.
Our Infant Course focuses on self-feeding and BLW, as well as how to transition off purees if you have been spoon-feeding and how to offer pureed foods/baby foods in a way your baby can feed them to themselves. We believe that parents have to do what’s comfortable, and for some families that means starting with purees on a loaded spoon before transitioning to pieces of food. Our course helps you understand what’s safe, what foods to offer babies, how to handle milk feeds, and more.
We recommend starting solids around 6 months of age, so taking the course around 5 months is ideal. However, since it doesn’t expire you can purchase it much earlier than that to use when you’re ready.
If your baby is older than 6 months but is not yet self-feeding, the course is great for you to learn how to transition from purees/baby food to finger foods.
If your baby is 10 months or older and is already self-feeding, it’s time for our Toddler/Kid course.
The main lessons of the infant course take about 90 minutes to complete and are broken into smaller steps.
Babies born prematurely may show readiness signs for solid foods at a different age than babies born full-term. We recommend that parents of premature infants talk with their pediatrician and therapists about readiness cues and how to safely begin feeding given their specific medical or developmental needs. Many premature infants have utilized our Infant Course successfully!
Our course focuses on self-feeding solid foods. “Weaning” in the term Baby-led Weaning is all about introducing solids, not weaning from the breast or bottle. Our Infant Course also includes an ebook that can help you wean from the breast or bottle when you and your baby are ready.
Our Infant Course helps you transition to self-feeding finger foods, whether your baby is brand new to eating solids or has been eating pureed foods already. Many of our clients use it to help make this transition easier.