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Babies can eat so many more foods than we give them credit for! Katie Ferraro, Registered Dietitian, baby-led weaning expert and mom of 7 helps you get a SAFE start to solid foods using baby-led weaning. Baby-led weaning helps your baby become an independent eater & prevents picky eating. Join Katie for easy-to-implement infant feeding tips and tricks that will build confidence in your baby’s ability to safely start solid food and self-feed!

Baby-Led Weaning Made Easy Katie Ferraro

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 120 Ratings

Babies can eat so many more foods than we give them credit for! Katie Ferraro, Registered Dietitian, baby-led weaning expert and mom of 7 helps you get a SAFE start to solid foods using baby-led weaning. Baby-led weaning helps your baby become an independent eater & prevents picky eating. Join Katie for easy-to-implement infant feeding tips and tricks that will build confidence in your baby’s ability to safely start solid food and self-feed!

    How to Celebrate Baby-Led Weaning Day

    How to Celebrate Baby-Led Weaning Day

    #242: Here it is again…the second annual BABY-LED WEANING DAY! The mid-year mark, July 1, was chosen to recognize and celebrate a baby’s ability to feed themselves and I wanted to provide you with ways to do just that! In this episode I will share five different options for parents to be able to celebrate this special day along with family and their BLW baby. I want to wish you a Happy Baby-Led Weaning Day and hope you have fun recognizing all the great things babies can learn to do while baby-led weaning!
     
     
    Get your copy of the 100 FIRST FOODS list on Katie’s free BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS workshop: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    Follow @babyledweanteam on IG: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    Shownotes with all the links mentioned in this episode are here: https://blwpodcast.com/242
     
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    • 12 min
    How did Baby-Led Weaning Get its Name? with Gill Rapley, PhD

    How did Baby-Led Weaning Get its Name? with Gill Rapley, PhD

    #241: Ever wondered why baby-led weaning was called “baby-led weaning”? To answer this question, I went ahead and asked the creator herself! In this episode I am joined by Gill Rapley, PhD, co-author of the original BLW book and founding philosopher of the baby-led weaning movement. In this interview Gill shares her reasoning behind why she chose to coin the method “baby-led weaning” and why she finds certain vocabulary to be more or less appropriate to use in the feeding environment.
     
     
    Get your copy of the 100 FIRST FOODS list on Katie’s free BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS workshop: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    Follow @babyledweanteam on IG: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    Shownotes with all the links mentioned in this episode are here: https://blwpodcast.com/241
     
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    • 29 min
    Best BLW Gear Recommendations with @babylist Jennifer LaBracio

    Best BLW Gear Recommendations with @babylist Jennifer LaBracio

    #240: Wondering what the best baby-led weaning gear is for your baby? When it comes to baby gadgets or feeding essentials there are endless possibilities to choose from. To avoid unnecessary purchases, Jennifer LaBracio who is the expert and baby gear editor at Babylist joins me to talk about the must-have baby-led weaning gear for parents whose babies are transitioning to solid foods. 
     
     
     
    Get your copy of the 100 FIRST FOODS list on Katie’s free BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS workshop: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    Follow @babyledweanteam on IG: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    Shownotes with all the links mentioned in this episode are here: https://blwpodcast.com/240
     
    Learn something you liked in this episode? Would you kindly subscribe, rate and review where you’re seeing this? (...it really helps other parents find this BLW info too!)

    • 44 min
    Breakfast Ideas for Baby-Led Weaning

    Breakfast Ideas for Baby-Led Weaning

    #239: Looking for ways to offer your baby an easy, yet balanced breakfast meal? This is the episode for you! It’s not unusual for parents to stress over the idea of preparing breakfast for their babies and the question is often: WHAT can I give my baby for breakfast? In this episode we are diving into breakfast ideas for baby-led weaning, looking into how you can make simple meals and how to make feeding easier for both you and your baby.
     
     
    Get your copy of the 100 FIRST FOODS list on Katie’s free BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS workshop: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    Follow @babyledweanteam on IG: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    Shownotes with all the links mentioned in this episode are here: https://blwpodcast.com/239
     
    Learn something you liked in this episode? Would you kindly subscribe, rate and review where you’re seeing this? (...it really helps other parents find this BLW info too!)

    • 11 min
    5 Choking Prevention Tips with Brandon Doerksen

    5 Choking Prevention Tips with Brandon Doerksen

    #238: Is choking serious business? Of course it is! Although rare, choking is a real risk and a primary concern for all parents when starting their baby on solids. To help ease this anxiety, I am joined by Brandon Doerksen who is the founder of Thrive Training Institute which is an online CPR program aiming to help parents gain knowledge and confidence in case they encounter a choking baby. Brandon will be reviewing five choking prevention tips on how to reduce the risk of choking in babies while baby-led weaning.
     
     
    Get your copy of the 100 FIRST FOODS list on Katie’s free BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS workshop: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    Follow @babyledweanteam on IG: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    Shownotes with all the links mentioned in this episode are here: https://blwpodcast.com/238
     
    Learn something you liked in this episode? Would you kindly subscribe, rate and review where you’re seeing this? (...it really helps other parents find this BLW info too!)

    • 25 min
    Getting Grandparents on Board: BLW Across Generations

    Getting Grandparents on Board: BLW Across Generations

    #237: Worried that your baby’s grandparents may never be on-board with baby-led weaning? You’re a grandparent feeling anxious that your grandchild is skipping purees? In this episode, I am joined by two grandmas who will share their personal experiences with baby-led weaning their grandchildren and what convinced them to jump on the BLW wagon. 
     
     
     
    Get your copy of the 100 FIRST FOODS list on Katie’s free BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS workshop: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    Follow @babyledweanteam on IG: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    Shownotes with all the links mentioned in this episode are here: https://blwpodcast.com/237
     
    Learn something you liked in this episode? Would you kindly subscribe, rate and review where you’re seeing this? (...it really helps other parents find this BLW info too!)

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

bikergirl11a ,

Great podcast!

I LOVE this podcast! I was so fortunate to discover it when my little guy was 5-months old, so I had time to listen to lots of the episodes before we started solids. It really gave me complete confidence in BLW, which has been a blast for our family so far. Our son is 7-months now and 25 foods into his first 100 foods! Katie has great content, and she delivers it in an efficient and engaging way. Her interview skills are also fantastic! The expert guests she invites onto the podcast help to deliver tons of relevant information, and Katie provides context and links themes together across episodes. She also provides lots of free resources in the show notes! Listening to this podcast is educational, enjoyable, and time well-spent. Thank you Katie!

swis88 ,

Podcast for Self-promotion!

I just listened to an episode where Katie essentially spends 16 minutes promoting her courses and affiliated courses instead of actually talking/teaching about gagging. Disappointing!

Nivimisra ,

You have to hear it to believe it!

With my older child I didn’t even know about BLW and had an awful first 3 years. But with my second things have been much better. I have been listening to these podcasts religiously, while putting my kids to sleep, prepping meals or driving for drop offs and pick ups, and it has helped my now 16 month old eating himself. Sure he makes a mess and wants to eat finger foods only but it has been a life saving experience following her advice. Thank you!

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