100 episodes

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

    • Parenting

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!

    Make Slippery Foods Easier to Pick Up (+ Add Iron) with these 5 Ingredient Hacks

    Make Slippery Foods Easier to Pick Up (+ Add Iron) with these 5 Ingredient Hacks

    #95 What if your baby has trouble picking up some of the more slippery foods with baby-led weaning? When you make soft, cooked foods for your baby they can be hard to pick up. But you can help by rolling some of the slippery foods in ingredients that not only add traction but also add iron to your baby’s diet.

    In this episode I’m sharing 5 ingredient hacks for rolling slippery foods in for your baby. These will help your baby pick up foods more easily while also adding some of that all-important iron. 
     
     
     
    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babyledweaningrecipes/
     
    FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
    https://blwpodcast.com/95

    • 7 min
    Self-Care for You When Your Baby is Starting Solids with @drsterlingobgyn

    Self-Care for You When Your Baby is Starting Solids with @drsterlingobgyn

    #94: What’s your status with self-care these days? You hear the term “self-care” thrown around a lot in the motherhood and parenting space...but what does it actually mean? 
     
    In this episode Christine Sterling, MD from The Sterling Life is joining us to talk about why self-care as a parent is so important. We need to be taking care of ourselves, especially during transition times in your baby’s life...like when you’re starting solids.
     
    Dr. Sterling is a board-certified OBGYN dedicated to helping moms navigate pregnancy, postpartum and parenthood. She is a straight-talker and if you’ve brushed the idea of self-care to the side, Dr. Sterling is going to put it back front and center.
     
    In our interview Dr. Sterling explains why as parents we tend to look to our children to fulfill areas of our lives where we’re feeling “not enough”. Her techniques will help you use self-care to move you closer to yourself, helping you feel more at peace in your life...while acknowledging that parenting will always be imperfect. Dr. Sterling’s mission is to help remind us that self-care can help bring joy among the imperfect.
     
    In Dr. Sterling’s words, “Do your children see you enjoying life even when the to-do list is not done?” If you’re like most of us and the answer is no, check out this episode with Christine Sterling, MD @drsterlingobgyn to get some self-care in your situation stat!
     
     
    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babyledweaningrecipes/
     
    FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
    https://blwpodcast.com/94

    • 33 min
    Reintroducing Familiar Foods Back on Your Baby's Plate

    Reintroducing Familiar Foods Back on Your Baby's Plate

    #93 When your baby is trying one new food per day is that the only food the baby eats? It could be but you can also reintroduce familiar foods from previous days. This helps your baby see foods he or she has already tried early and often. 
     
    In this episode I’m sharing some easy ways you can reintroduce foods your baby has already tried back into the diet. Yes you can continue to try new foods while also continuing to expose your baby to foods he or she has previously tried!
     
     
     
    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babyledweaningrecipes/
     
    FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
    https://blwpodcast.com/93

    • 8 min
    How to Choose a Safe Seat for Your Baby to Eat with High Chair Designer Kirsti Vandraas

    How to Choose a Safe Seat for Your Baby to Eat with High Chair Designer Kirsti Vandraas

    #92: Have you ever looked at your baby’s high chair and wondered, “Who in the world designed this thing?” In this episode I’m joined by Kirsti Vandraas, a physiotherapist and ergonomist who works closely with Peter Opsvik, designer of the Tripp Trapp and Nomi high chairs. 
     
    Kirsti is taking us on a tour behind the design of Opsvik’s Tripp Trapp and Nomi high chairs, including how they promote freedom and fellowship at mealtimes from baby’s first bites. From the absence of a tray, to the inclusion of an adjustable footplate and why European versions of these chairs do not include straps, prepare yourself to learn more about your child’s chair design than you ever thought imaginable!
     
    In this episode Kirsti is also sharing about high chair safety, including the difference between European and American standards. We chat about movement at mealtimes and how a few simple tweaks in your baby’s setup in the chair can help facilitate independent eating early on in feeding. 
     
     
    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babyledweaningrecipes/
     
    FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
    https://blwpodcast.com/92

    • 32 min
    Pantry Planning for Baby-Led Weaning

    Pantry Planning for Baby-Led Weaning

    #91: You don’t need to buy a lot of specialty foods or unusual ingredients when you are starting baby-led weaning. There are many foods you already have on hand in your home kitchen that are safe and easy to feed your baby for baby-led weaning. 
     
    In this episode I’m sharing some of my tried and true pantry planning tips for starting solid foods. From spices and seasonings, staple items to canned vegetables and fruits, legumes and even seafood, my hope is that after listening to this episode you’ll recognize you have a LOT more foods ready to feed your baby than you might have realized!
     
     
     
    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babyledweaningrecipes/
     
    FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
    https://blwpodcast.com/91

    • 11 min
    Picky Eater Siblings & BLW Babies feat. Molly Ferraro

    Picky Eater Siblings & BLW Babies feat. Molly Ferraro

    #90: Parents of picky eaters know that by the time the next baby rolls around they’re looking for any solution to avoid picky eating in the new baby. Baby-led weaning doesn’t promise to prevent picky eating, but it sure can help minimize the severity of the picky eating.
     
    In this episode I’m joined by my oldest daughter Molly, a “recovering” picky eater who has 6 younger siblings who are BLW grads. Molly will be the first to share that lots of foods are “not her favorite” but we make it work.
     
    Molly and I are chatting about some tips for incorporating your older kids in the kitchen when your new baby is learning how to eat...plus some ideas on how to encourage that picky eater to be more adventurous in the context of their BLW sibling.
     
    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop
     
    FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babyledweaningrecipes/
     
    FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/
     
    SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
    https://blwpodcast.com/90

    • 14 min

Top Podcasts In Parenting

Listeners Also Subscribed To