Heard about Babyled Weaning, but have no idea how to actually do it!?

Then you're in the right place....

Worried about the health & safety of your baby when using Babyled Weaning?

You've heard a lot about Babyled Weaning. As a mom and pediatric dietitian, I have come across countless moms with the same concerns, and understand the hesitations you might have when using this method of starting solids:

  • Unsure about whether baby-led weaning is a good choice for starting your baby on solids? Or even safe?
  • Panicked that your baby will choke if you offer finger foods from the start?
  • Concerned your baby will get enough food and nutrients if you use baby-led weaning?
  • Or just frustrated by having to defend baby-led weaning to family, friends and health care providers?

Why Use Babyled Weaning when Starting Solids?

>> Supports baby's motor development earlier

>> May lead to healthier eating habits and weights

>> Finger foods can be more nutritious than pureeds

 >> Easier for parents & fun for baby!

Babyled Weaning CAN be done safely and nutritiously, to create a cheerful adventerous little eater!


What's  Covered in the Course?

Step-by-step video tutorials

The course is built around 12 videos walking you through each step.  These tutorials are broken down into bite-size chunks, so you can watch them as you have time and jump around as needed! Most "steps" or modules also contain a supporting handout and links to resources related to each topic.

For extra support, join our interactive Facebook community of BLW moms. Share your questions, photos, recipes, successes and struggles. I will be there too, to guide you along!

More on what's Covered in Each 'Step'

Step 1 +
  • Who is Jen? A few more details about your guide's education and work history, as well as her kids and how she got into babyled weaning
  • What is babyled weaning? How the term is defined and the main tenants
  • Overview of how this course is delivered
Step 3 +

Review of studies published looking at whether babies are ready to feed themselves at 6 months, common foods offered, choking incidence, and details of an exciting new Randomized Control Trial being done in New Zealand comparing standard BLW to a method of BLW with extra instruction called "BLISS" (Baby-led Introduction to Starting Solids).

Step 5 +

This is a fun one! While not all necessary, I will show you some options for good high chairs, bibs, spill-catchers, cups, spoons and more to get you started with BLW.

Step 7 +
  • Introduction to the Division of Responsibility in Feeding
  • How to encourage your baby to eat, if they aren't interested
  • Does your baby have oral or sensory issues? Red Flags to watch for
Step 9 +
  • How to prevent choking
  • Demo of safe sizes of food to offer
  • Gagging vs choking
Step 11 +

What to say when you hear:

  • "She can't get enough food or iron"
  • "He'll choke"
  • "She needs infant cereal"
  • "He needs to learn to eat textures gradually/needs pureeds"
  • "It's to messy or too much waste"
  • "There's no research behind BLW"
  • "She needs food before 6 months"
Step 2 +

Discusses 5 benefits of BLW and 3 potential risks (and how to mitigate these risks)

Step 4 +
  • Discussion of when to start BLW reviewing age and developmental milestones to watch for.
  • How to prepare baby for solids when you are not quite ready but baby is interested in food!
Step 6 +
  • How often should you feed your baby? Best meal of the day to start with
  • When to offer milk and water
  • How baby will eat: palmer and pincher grasps
  • What foods to offer: review of all of the food groups, and I will show you some good starter food ideas
Step 8 +
  • How common is iron deficiency, what are the signs and how much iron does your baby need?
  • Amount of iron in different foods
  • Ideas for iron-rich foods, and how to make sure your baby gets enough
Step 10 +
  • Top allergenic foods
  • Allergy signs to watch for
  • When to introduce high-risk allergens
Step 12 +
  • Foods to avoid feeding your baby
  • Benefits of Family Meals
  • How to make family meals "baby-friendly" for your BLW'er

    Let's not forget about the bonuses 

(you definitely won't want to miss these)

Bonus 1

Bonus 2

Bonus 3

    Hello! I’m Jennifer House

Why I Created This E-Course

My daughter Norah sold me on BLW 5 years ago, when she refused pureeds. On a family trip to Mexico, I saw how much she LOVED the foods we were eating – the bun from the table, the strip of pineapple - so much more than the mush. It was a blast to watch her explore whole foods. And as a bonus, much easier for me!

As of 2003, I am a registered dietitian - the only regulated nutrition profession. I completed a BSc from University of Alberta, an MSc from University of British Columbia, a competitive 1-year internship and submit competencies yearly for the College of Dietitians of Alberta. I’ve operated my private practice First Step Nutrition for 8 years.

You want to make sure you have an expert to guide you on your BLW journey. That’s me! I am a member of Dietitians of Canada, the Calgary Attachment Parents Village, co-chair of the Calgary Breastfeeding Matters Group……and most importantly mother of three! Nolan is 9, Norah is 5 and Arden is 1. 



Who is this e-course for?

>>The mom who wants to learn more about what BLW is and how to do it. Like when to start, what foods to try, what size and texture of foods to offer.


>>The mom who gets panicky thinking about introducing finger foods in case her baby chokes.
>>The mom who doesn’t know if her baby is getting enough food, calories or iron using BLW.
>>The mom who is tired of defending BLW to others, and just wants to shut them up (or teach them something!)
>>The mom who is using BLW, but not sure what to feed her baby when family meals are not baby-friendly.
>>The mom who has struggled with too much weight, disordered eating, or an unhealthy relationship with food, and wants to change this for her child. BLW is an excellent start to ensuring your baby has a healthy relationship with food, which can last a lifetime!
>>The mom is too busy to make pureeds and want to save time!

Is this right for you?

I’ve already read the BLW book, would the course still be helpful? +

Great, I’ve read the book too and it gives you a good background. But this course offers concrete steps on avoiding choking and getting in high iron foods, something I felt was overlooked in the book. It also offers videos so can SEE babies eating and what foods to offer. Along with a facebook group where myself and other members can get questions answered, and a recipe book – this course is still totally useful to you!

I started my baby on pureeds, and want to try BLW now. Is it too late, is this course still useful for older babies? +

Even if you’ve been using pureeds for weeks or months, it’s very important to also offer your baby finger foods before 9 months of age. This course will be useful for you if introducing finger foods is new, even if your baby is closer to 9 or 12 months. You still have the same things to focus on, including concentrating on iron rich foods and preventing choking.

I’ve already started BLW but I’m not sure I’m doing it right. +

You are already sold on the concept of BLW - great! You’ve come to the right place. The facebook forum will be a great place to answer your questions, and the info provided in the course will give you some solid steps to make sure you are safely and nutritiously feeding your baby.

My baby is 4 months old, can I start BLW now? +

No, but you can join the course and get prepared! More about “when” to start is found inside.

I'm not sure I can afford this right now +

A single consult with a dietitian would cost more money than this course. And if you have extended health benefits, email me for a receipt –you may get reimbursed! This isn't guaranteed, please check with your benefits provider before ordering.

I don't have much time to do a course! +

This course is delivered in quick videos, watch the ones you need to! This will save you time from searching the internet, youtube and reading books. Everything you need for BLW in one place!

Are you Ready to join Solid Steps to Babyled Weaning?

Investment $149 CAD
This is less than a one-hour private consult with a dietitian (me!).

If you have extended health benefits that reimburse dietitian fees, contact me (jen@firststepnutrition.com) and I will email you a receipt. It’s possible you will get reimbursed, leading to the cost of the course for you being $0!!! (Not guaranteed, please check with your benefits provider first).



Happiness Guarantee

If you are not  happy with the course, just email me to explain why, within 7 days of purchase. I will offer a 100% refund.

Note: If I have provided you with a receipt to reimburse the cost through health benefits, I can not reimburse the cost of the course (unless you can provide evidence that your health benefits company did not reimburse you).

Happy Babyled Weaners

  • 100% of participants surveyed, felt the e-course met their needs
  • 100% enjoyed the video delivery format
  • 100% thought the amount of content was perfect
  • 100% would recommend the e-course to their friends!

“I was so happy that I took the Baby Led Weaning eCourse through First Step Nutrition. This was a topic I wanted to learn more about and I was excited to find course taught by a Registered Dietitian. Taking this eCourse helped to increase my confidence about this approach of feeding to my 6 month old. It felt like the right thing to do but when you do not know a lot of people feeding this way or you do not have a lot of support from family and friends it can be discouraging. The course provides you with a little bit of the background of what is Baby Led Weaning, discusses the benefits as well as some of the drawbacks. There is a section on safety and lists of appropriate foods to try with your babe. We really liked this approach as it allowed our babe to have such a great relationship with food. She was able to explore and interact with her food more easily and she really liked to have the control. I would definitely encourage anyone wanting to try BLW with their babe to take this course. It did not take long to complete the info either which is good for busy moms with limited time.”


“I really appreciate the BLW info. I read the book Babyled Weaning and found that informative but your course has increased my confidence, specifically around how to prepare the food for my baby at a safe size. I’ve found that there is a lot of information from different sources that contradict each other so it was nice to have a visual in the video to help me.”


I found this course to be very thorough covering everything I needed to know to feel confident with BLW. The price was extremely reasonable as well being that Jennifer also supplies you with an infant CPR video and resources such as a BLW cookbook. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to know more about BLW.

Erica & baby Andrew

I wanted to try Babyled Weaning, but was unsure of where to begin, what foods to offer my son Brody and if he would eat enough. I was looking for some easy baby recipe ideas that fit in with my own eating patterns, as well as guidance on avoiding choking! There is lots of conflicting advise out there about starting solids. I wanted a clear and easy to digest course which wouldn't take up too much of my time, which this course offered. After ‘Solid Steps to Babyled Weaning,’ I now feel well-informed and confident to proceed with starting my son Brody on BLW! I love that the videos are short and concise, enjoyed the recipe ideas and the found the downloadable handouts very useful. I would recommend ‘Solid Steps to Babyled Weaning’ to other moms, because it's easy to follow and is broken down into bite-sized chunks that can you can easily fit in around your baby’s schedule.

Becky & baby Brody

“As a fellow dietitian, I knew the reasons why to baby led wean but without the practical I felt a little lost.  The videos and visuals in this course really helped pull it together and I’m excited to try solids with my baby.” - Alexis

Alexis & baby Niall
Kathryn & baby Emmitt

Baby led weaning and the access to the e-course significantly influenced our baby feeding experience, in a positive way! The course gave us the confidence to try baby led weaning right way (not using purees at all) and answered any questions we might have had. The modules were short and to the point, and all included great information. It allowed both my husband and I to access all the information and therefore be on the same page in regards to our feeding approach. Baby led weaning continues to be really fun for our whole family, we love sharing meals with our little guy and watching him discover food on his own.

Kathryn & baby Emmitt

Still have questions?

Why not just read the book? +

This course is so much more than a book! Quick but still offering solid steps, the course videos are awesome for actually SEEING babies eat, sizes of safe food and more. The facebook group is invaluable, as I will be in there to help and you will have other moms for support! The Cookbook for Babyled Weaners is a nice bonus too.

Can’t I just follow my intuition, why do I need a course? +

Unfortuately following intuition for most has meant starting too early, with foods that don’t contain the most important nutrients for a baby and are unsafe in size. The guidance of a professional (and fellow BLW mom) will give you solid steps and assistance!

How much time will it take me to use this program? +

Each video is 4-10 minutes long - I know you’re busy so try to get to the point! Overall there is about 90 minutes worth of “watching,” broken down into short chunks. Some supporting links and handouts are provided as well, if you want to delve further. You should be able to review everything within 2-3 hours. Of course how much time you spend in the facebook group is up to you!

When will I get my materials? +

You will get access to the whole program within minutes of registering, so you can start right away.

My mom/doctor/nurse/friend told me BLW is not safe. Is that true? +

While health officials are not yet recommending BLW as a health guideline, there is currently good research underway in New Zealand that will (hopefully) demonstrate that with the proper training and methods, BLW can be safe and beneficial for babies. The newer starting solids guidelines from Canada do recommend introducing finger foods now at 6 months…so I think it’s coming eventually! I discuss the current research as well as concerns of health professionals in the course, so that you can have an educated conversation with them about it!

What is the refund policy? +

If you are not 100% happy with the course, just let me know (jen@firststepnutrition.com) why, and I will offer a 100% refund within 7 days of purchase (as long as I haven't emailed you a receipt for health benefits reimbursement). Give it a try, there’s no risk!

How much does it cost? +

$149. This is less than a one-hour private consult with a dietitian (me!). *If you have extended health benefits that reimburse dietitian fees, contact me (jen@firststepnutrition.com) and I will email you a receipt. It’s possible you will get reimbursed, leading to the cost of the course for you being $0!!! But not guaranteed, please check with your benefits provider first!


How long will I have access to the course? +

You will have access to the course materials for 6 months, and the facebook group for as long as you like!