Introduction to Solids Workshop
Run on demand for small groups, maximum 10 places per workshop. Suitable for babies aged 3-6 months.
Cost: £20 per booking (discounts for multiples; you only pay for one baby)
Duration : 2 hours. Handouts provided, as well as spare nappy supplies and refreshments.
If you can't find the course that suits your diary or would like to do a course with a group of friends, then please get in touch and I will set up a separate course to suit your needs.
- When to start introducing solid/non-milk foods
- How to recognise your baby may be ready - or not
- How to start, what equipment you may need
- Suggested first foods/ foods to avoid
- How to continue with milk feeds (breast & bottle feeding)
- Self-feeding/ 'Baby led weaning' & Spoon feeding
- What your baby may be drinking in addition to milk
- Caring for your baby's teeth, information on teething
- What to consider if your baby is not eating well
- Information on food allergies & food intolerance
- Things to consider if your baby is a 'fussy' eater
- How to keep it fun & relaxed!
Friday 6 October
To book a place, or to organise another date for your group (4 bookings minimum)or a 1-2-1 session, please email Amber:
Looking for recipes or schedules? The following website has recipes from all over the world from 4 months onwards. It is a comprehensive site ranging topics from feeding babies and children, recipe ideas, guidance on managing allergies, reflux, safety and so on www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com
How much / portion sizes etc: http://www.firststepsnutrition.org/pdfs/Good_food_choices_and_portion_sizes%201-4_for_web.pdf
Australian Women Weekly produce affordable guides, from first solids all the way to party foods and birthday cakes.
Natalie Savona - Wonder Foods for Kids
For Cows Milk Protein Allergy information & support, recipes and resources please see:
You may find the following NHS Start 4 Life publication (a comprehensive booklet about introducing solids) very useful: www.nhs.uk/start4life/documents/
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) also has comprehensive handouts, not just on nutrition and introducing solids to babies, but information for all ages.
Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. The BDA is also the place to look for local qualified dietitians. www.bda.uk.com
The Vegetarian Society has a free pdf booklet vegetarian pregnancy vegetarian baby (www.vegsoc.org)
Bliss premature & sick baby charity produce a free PDF booklet on introducing solids to your premature baby (www.bliss.org.uk)
"My child won't eat!" By Carlos Gonzales is very inspiring and reassuring for parents with children who do not eat as well as may have been expected.
See also: http://www.zoeconnor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Extreme_