Starting solids workshop

Just when you've got the hang of nappy changes, how to operate the buggy and getting dressed before midday, someone asks you 'when are you going to start giving them some food', or even suggesting that a bit of baby rice in the evening might help them sleep (research says no).

When you start to look into it all it can seem daunting and overwhelming. Different websites recommending different things. Complicated schedules. Jars that say 4 months, health visitor that says 6. Baby led weaning, purees, snacks, drinks, ....... arrrrgggghhhhh!! What to do?! What's right? There are more questions than answers.

When should you start? Does it matter which meal? How can you tell they are ready? What if they sleep through a meal time? What food should you start with? Does it matter if it is sweet or savoury? What foods should be avoided? What about spices? What happens to the milk? How do you get the balance right? What equipment do you need? Can you avoid a fussy eater? How do you avoid some of the issues around food that you may have? What about allergies? What the heck is baby led weaning? Can you combine approaches? What about choking?

This course will answer all your questions, leaving you feeling confident, relaxed, and even excited about your baby's next step. I am going to keep it simple, with a focus on your individual baby, and their physical development. It is your baby. I will give you the information and you can make up your mind what to do.

My number one message is: don't worry! You almost can't get it wrong.

Covers: baby led weaning, spoon feeding, purees, difference between before and after 6 months, signs of readiness, combining approaches, drinks/milk, snacks, meal ideas. Includes an information pack with nutritional  information; menu ideas and recipes.  Plus a free copy of my Starting Solids booklet.  Babies and children are welcome


'I am much more confident about introducing solids to my baby.' 


'Brilliant course. I feel so much more relaxed about weaning now and clued up on what to do and when.'


'Very clear & easy to understand. Much less daunting now. Feel more confident to begin baby led weaning.'


'Catherine helped us to understand what was important and what was not worth worrying about.'


'Practical, informative, and delivered in a clear way that was easy to understand.'


'I attended the Starting Solids Workshop this morning and can highly recommend it! It was a relaxed atmosphere and extremely informative. Weaning doesn't seem half as daunting now I'm armed with not only menu ideas but the understanding of when babies are ready to wean and how to approach it in a stress free way for me and my little man! Thank you so much.'


'Really enjoyed the starting solids workshop today. It covered a lot of important topics and info, and I learnt so much. I thought it was great that we got a handout pack to take home with more feeding ideas and information. Definitely glad I went, thank you!'


'After a wonderful meeting with Catherine the other day I have tried L with Blueberry Pancakes this morning & she loves them. Thank you for all of your help & advice. Highly recommend Chilled Mama's starting solids class.'



Thursday 30th August 2018

1.00-3.30pm  in Toddington

Cost: £25 per family.

Bring a friend for £20 each. Email me.

Suitable for those with babies 3-7 months.


Cost: £20 per family.

Minimum 4 people.

(£25 each if only 3 people.)

From 1st September will go up by £5.

Can be arranged for a day/time to suit you, including weekends.

I can come to Milton Keynes, Bedford, Olney, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Harpenden, Tring, Aylesbury, and anywhere in between.

Email me to arrange: 

I can come to your house and do a session for you alone (£60) or for a group of you (£20 each).

For more information please email, or call/text me 07906290955 or check out my facebook page.



7.15-9.00 pm

Cost: £17

Join me for an online version of my Starting solids workshop. Plenty of chances to ask questions. 

A recording will be made so if you miss any of it or want to watch it back, you can.  You will also be sent a follow up email with pdf of my Starting Solids booklet, recipes and nutritional information.

I use an online meetings app that I pay for, so there is no additional cost, or adverts. It works on all platforms.


Online workshop

Cost: £15 +£0.75 fee

The course consists of a 90 minute webinar recording and all the links and downloadable documents. You can do this course any time, even when you are pregnant, and then come back at a later date to refresh. You have indefinite access.


Gift vouchers available

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