12 episodes

The Holistic Mama’s Guide to Baby-Led Weaning. This podcast covers all aspects of baby-led weaning and dives deep into how we can use holistic nutrition to grow happy, healthy, strong, and smart babies from their first bites and beyond. Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to be used to diagnose/ treat any medical condition, or to replace the advice of your trusted healthcare provider. Some of the information shared in this podcast is not widely accepted by the medical community and may be considered complementary, functional, or alternative medicine. You are encouraged to consult other sources and make independent judgments to determine what is best for your child.

Holistic Baby-Led Weaning Thriving Foundations

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 12 Ratings

The Holistic Mama’s Guide to Baby-Led Weaning. This podcast covers all aspects of baby-led weaning and dives deep into how we can use holistic nutrition to grow happy, healthy, strong, and smart babies from their first bites and beyond. Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to be used to diagnose/ treat any medical condition, or to replace the advice of your trusted healthcare provider. Some of the information shared in this podcast is not widely accepted by the medical community and may be considered complementary, functional, or alternative medicine. You are encouraged to consult other sources and make independent judgments to determine what is best for your child.

    11. What is Holistic Baby-Led Weaning? Why is it important for your child's health?

    11. What is Holistic Baby-Led Weaning? Why is it important for your child's health?

    If you're planning to start baby-led weaning soon, or you just want to learn a little more about nourishing your little one, this episode is for you!

    The first few years of our child’s life truly are our window of opportunity to set them up for a life of thriving health.  Research shows that nutritional status during the first 1000 days of our child's life can influence their lifelong health and development.  We have the ability to defend our little one's health from their very first bites and beyond, and we can use Holistic Baby-Led Weaning to do so!

    This episode dives into what Holistic Baby-Led Weaning is, and how it can transform your child's health.

    Download your FREE Holistic Baby-Led Weaning Guide HERE

    Connect with me on Instagram @thrivingfoundations !

    • 19 min
    10. The Number One Reason Why Gagging During BLW is Actually Good

    10. The Number One Reason Why Gagging During BLW is Actually Good

    Is the fear of your little one choking or gagging holding you back from starting Baby-Led weaning?  If so, you're not alone!  This is the number one concern most parents have when starting Baby-Led Weaning.  This episode dives into the differences between choking and gagging and discusses what to do in either circumstance.  You will also learn why gagging is actually good and how it serves as a protective mechanism to help prevent your baby from choking.  Maybe you already know that gagging is actually a good thing, but you're still uneasy about seeing your baby gag... I've got you! That's why I've shared my number one tip for staying calm and at ease (physically and mentally) when your baby is gagging. 

    Looking for a list of foods to avoid when starting BLW?  Or a simple list of ways you can reduce your child's risk for choking?  This episode has got you covered!

    Additional Resources:
    Harvard Health: Heimlich maneuver on an infant
    American Red Cross: Infant & Child CPR
    American Heart Association: Infant CPR training kits

    Connect with me on Instagram @thrivingfoundations
    Questions/comments?  Email me: alyssa@thrivingfoundations.org 

    • 24 min
    9. Is there evidence supporting the safety of BLW?

    9. Is there evidence supporting the safety of BLW?

    Is baby-led weaning safe?  Does it pose a higher risk for choking?  How can I reduce my child's risk for choking?

    If you've asked any of these questions, you're not alone. These are some of the most common questions among parents and care providers.  The idea of your little one independently feeding themselves from the very might sound appealing, but is it safe? Listen to find out!

    This episode breaks down the most up-to-date evidence supporting the safety of baby-led weaning. 

    Study #1 - Check out HERE
    Study #2 - Check out HERE

    Download your FREE Protective Nourishment Guide HERE

    Follow @thrivingfoundations on Instagram! 

    • 28 min
    8. 7 Things Actually Worth Your Money

    8. 7 Things Actually Worth Your Money

    You work too hard to waste your hard-earned money on things you regret buying.  There are a gazillion products out there marketed strategically to make you think you NEED them, but the truth is, you really don't need much to get started on your BLW journey.   In this episode, I share 7 things which I think are actually worth your money, and why.  This episode was created by popular demand and I hope it saves you the time, money, and frustration that you might otherwise spend researching or buying things you're unhappy with.

    Products Mentioned in this episode (click the names to follow the link):
    Our favorite highchair: Stokke Tripp Trapp
    Travel highchair: Inglesina
    Non-Toxic plates/bowls/utensils: Avanchy [Code "THRIVE15" for 15% off]
    Highchair Footrest: Peachy Little Things
    Filtering Water Bottle: Berkey
    Toddler Water Bottle: Camelbak
    Open-top cups: Green Sprouts and ezpz
    Silicone Bibs: Domi Baby
    Montessori Learning Tower: Sprout Kids [Code "THRIVE10" for 10% off]
    Lunch Box: Planet Box and Seed & Sprout

    Out of integrity, I'm only sharing products we personally use and trust. For some of the products linked above, I may make a small commission on purchases made through the link, which go to support our small little family, and help our mission to change the health of God's beautiful children.  

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    • 44 min
    7. Seven Tips to Make BLW Easier for You AND Your Baby

    7. Seven Tips to Make BLW Easier for You AND Your Baby

    This episode covers 7 tips to help make baby-led weaning easier (and more enjoyable) for you AND baby. 

    Check out our favorite BLW eating utensils here 👉🏼 https://avanchy.com/

    Connect with me on Instagram for tips, recipes, and more!

    Download your FREE Protective Nourishment Guide HERE.

    • 21 min
    6. Protective Nourishment: What is it? Why is it Important?

    6. Protective Nourishment: What is it? Why is it Important?

    How can you defend your little one's health from their very first bites and beyond?  Through protective nourishment!
    What is protective nourishment?  This episode dives into what it means to nourish your little one in a protective way, and why it is important if you want to help your little one grow into their happiest, healthiest, strongest, and smartest self.


    Want help finding local/fresh/quality food?
    Connect with me on Instagram HERE !
    Email me at: alyssa@thrivingfoundations.org

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

jmemzz ,

Start from episode one!

I am a first time mom and this is a great podcast to learn about introducing foods to my baby. I didn’t know where to start and feel a lot more confident even after a few episodes. They are the perfect length for busy seasons and it’s all the research I wish I had time to do smashed into a podcast. I only wish there were even more to listen to!

Poopingrightnow ,

Amazing Podcast

Alyssa is AMAZING! She is so knowledgeable about nutrition and what to feed your little ones! She also brings up a lot of things I have never heard of before! Anyone who doesn’t think a more holistic way of living is beneficial, is obviously still asleep. I feel so much better with the knowledge I get from listening to Alyssa. Every parent should listen to this podcast.

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