Introducing Solids: How to Start Feeding Baby Real Food

January 12
1-2:30 pm
Babies in arms are welcome
Location: ESSEX
$25 for 1 or 2 adults of the same family

Starting solids with baby can feel a little overwhelming. To help you feel more confident and capable this course will walk you through the basics of starting solids with research-backed information and tips.

This introducing solids course will cover the following topics:
– When to start real food with baby
– Introducing food allergens
– Key nutrients for baby
– What is Baby-Led Weaning and is it right for you?
– Balancing real food feedings with breast milk/formula
– Keeping baby safe

Most babies start solid food between 4-6 months, so you’ll likely want to sign up when your baby is around that age or a bit younger.

A testimonial from a recent participant: “Joe and I are so glad we took this class and are recommending it to other local families. I had a baseline amount of knowledge when I entered the classroom and I left feeling informed, excited and well equipped to enter this new stage of parenthood.  Lisa is approachable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about introducing solid foods and breaks everything down into bite sized pieces.”

About Lisa Valente, M.S., R.D.

Lisa is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition communication from Tufts University. She is the digital nutrition editor for, where she writes and edits articles on everything from how to eat during pregnancy, the best anti-aging foods, healthy Trader Joe’s products and the latest nutrition news studies. She’s a mama to a toddler boy and has been immersed in all things feeding baby since he was born.