Weaning

I’m Anna, a qualified Nutritional Therapist (dipCNM mBANT CNHC) and mother of two children so I’ve been through weaning twice, and also learnt all the science behind eating and nutrition. Weaning your baby can be great fun, a lot of mess, and brings a new dimension to family cooking. We’re offering weaning classes and private nutritional consultations to support parents with this exciting new milestone. Martha eating

As a new parent the responsibility of feeding another human being can seem overwhelming when you’re starting out. You have probably already got lots of advice from different sources, all giving differing opinions so it can feel tricky to know where to start.

Feeding your baby your way

There isn’t one right way to feed your baby, our course will give you all the information you need to make choices that suit you and your lifestyle. We’ll give you menu ideas and recipes as well as providing all the nutritional information you need to give your baby a balanced and healthy diet.

There is more to feeding then just providing food for your baby, and we will talk about how to create nutritious family meals that you can all enjoy. All the information given follows the latest guidelines, and includes lots of opportunity to ask questions.

A pack of notes will be given to you to accompany the session, and to take away with you.

Our Weaning Course includes:

  • Attitudes to food and eating in families
  • Right time to introduce solids, signs of readiness – when is YOUR baby ready?
  • First weaning foods – what to give
  • Allergies and food intolerance
  • Methods of weaning – Purees or Baby Led Weaning
  • Nutritional requirements for your baby
  • Oral health whilst weaning
  • Family meal recipes you can all enjoy

Email us now to book in your session (info@the-gentle-touch.com). Private sessions available at your home on request with friends or family. We run group courses for 5-10 parents £15 each for 1.5 hours.

You may also be interested in our Nutrition information pages with our tips for keeping up your energy, balancing hormones and simple, healthy snacks and meals.

Relevant Pages

What bread is best for my baby?

Why does my baby like and dislike certain foods?

Help! My Baby Doesn’t Eat – Fussy Eating

Feedback on Weaning Course

My son had just turned 5 months when I had a 1-2-1 weaning session with Anna from The Gentle Touch. I was conscious that weaning was just around the corner and, whilst I had tried to research how best to approach this, I found conflicting information which only served to confuse me! Thankfully my session with Anna was really helpful and the follow up support was invaluable. The information Anna gave me together with the accompanying booklet was both clear and easy to understand. I also found that Anna’s relaxed and flexible approach was ideal as my son attended the session with me and I was able to tend to him throughout. I would definitely recommend the weaning class, it has given me the confidence to approach weaning in a fun way, ensuring my son gets the right balance of nutrients and textures in order to make the transition from milk to solids.

Donna

I attended the Baby Weaning class and we started our baby on solids last week, and he’s loving it. Following the advice of starting with single veggies to start with, planning to mix up some flavours and add some fruit next week. The materials provided in the class are so handy to refer to, and the class definitely gave me more confidence before embarking on this scary, fun, messy journey!!

Laura