Starting Solids:

Setting the Foundation

Gain Confidence and Peace of Mind

Is your baby about ready to start solid foods? Are you scouring the internet trying to get a plan together for how to start? Maybe even when to start? It can be overwhelming trying to digest all of the information that is out there!

This online course has everything you need to know to start your baby on solid foods. 

What if I gave you everything you need to know to start your baby on solid foods, in one place? No more looking around at a bunch of different websites, and trying to figure out if the information is correct and complete or not. Let me, a Registered Dietitian and childhood nutrition expert, walk you through everything you need to know. We'll get your baby, and your family, set up to have a great relationship with food, for life!

In Starting Solids: Setting the Foundation we'll talk about:

  • The whole first year. You'll be confident that you know what to do at the start of solid foods, and how to progress as your baby becomes comfortable with eating.
  • How to build safe, balanced meals. It's important to know that you're serving your baby balanced meals that will help them thrive. I'll walk you through it all! 
  • Feeding Principles. Learn to feed your baby so they have a great relationship with food as they grow. The how of feeding is just as, and often more important than the what.
  • Preventing Picky Eating Issues. While we can't really prevent picky eating, implementing the strategies in this course from the beginning of eating will help you be confident that you know what to do if, and when, picky eating tendencies pop up.

See a preview of the course

How to Act During Feeding Times


It's all about the confidence...

When I first started looking at what was out there to help with the process of starting solid foods, I got confused. I'm a dietitian that does this for a living, and I still started to doubt myself! 

There are so many different people out there offering up different solutions and methods to try. Saying do this or don't do that, with warnings of dire consequences one way or the other.

Here's the thing. What works for one parent and baby doesn't always work for the next. It's not just about personal experience, it's about the science, research, and professional recommendations, too. That's the stuff that leads to more long term success!

But as much as research and recommendations are important, the number one thing that can help you to successfully feed your baby is confidence.

The confidence that you know what you're doing. You know what the recommendations are and why they are there. And you know when you can throw those recommendations out the door!

There are no two babies that are exactly alike. What works for one might not work for another. 

That's why with this course, I give you the guidelines and a framework to build off of. We talk about the important things. The handful of things that are true safety issues. And the things that could help you on your journey.

My goal is to give you the knowledge and tools to have the confidence to feed your baby. And to do it in a way that works for your family!

Get instant access to Starting Solids: Setting the Foundation now!

Get instant access to the full course, right now. With...

  • videos that are short, captioned, and easy to digest
  • a fully mobile experience. Watch while feeding your baby or putting them to sleep!
  • exclusive handouts and fridge lists to help guide you through the process
  • videos of babies eating to help show you what is normal and how you can help your baby with eating
  • tried and true strategies to help guide your baby through this new adventure!

You'll have everything you need to be confident in your plan for starting your baby on solid foods.

Don't wait for issues and questions to come up, learn everything you need to know now!

What parents are saying:

"It's one thing to read about the concept of Baby-Led Weaning"

I feel like this course gave me practical ideas for how to approach feeding. It's one thing to read about the concept of baby-led weaning, but I had a knowledge gap for how to put it into action; this course helped me bridge that gap!

JM (Mom to a 5 month old)

“I wanted to do BLW but had no clue where to start or how to do it safely. Starting Solids answered my questions.”

 It gave me both confidence and took away my anxiety allowing me to enjoy the process of my son learning how to eat. I now know what tools to have and why. I know what foods to start with and how to serve them. It equipped me with the mentality.

Julie   (Mom)

"I would have loved to hear this before we started solid foods"

I highly recommend this course to new parents. It takes anxiety out of starting solids with your little one and gives you confidence to let them take the lead in trying new foods. I would have loved to hear this before we started solid foods. I wish I took it before feeding my son solids not a couple of months after!   

JB   (Mom to a 10 month old)

“Our 8 month old eats anything and everything with enthusiasm!”

Taking this course helped to simplify an originally intimidating concept! It helped me to feel much more confident in feeding my babes AND making sure he was getting the balanced nutrition he needs. Mealtimes are highlights of our days, and we feel great about the approach to teaching him to eat and how successful he has been.

Krissy   (Mom to an 8 month old)
Starting Solids: Setting the Foundation

Let me do the legwork for you!

You've got enough to do with a new baby! There's no need to spend more of your precious time than necessary trying to figure out a game plan for starting solid foods.

In this course I take you through everything you need to know to start, as well as advance throughout the first year of your baby's life. The course will also set you up with a way of feeding that will see you through their toddler years and all the way into adulthood.

No need for facebook groups that tell you you have to do it a certain way, or sites that don't have the credentials to back up what they're saying. Instagram is helpful, but isn't giving you the full picture and the nuance that is necessary when it comes to how to actually feed your baby!

You can rest easy knowing that you'll get everything you need in an easily digestible form in this course. All taught by a registered dietitian who specializes in childhood nutrition!

What’s waiting for you inside 

Starting Solids: Setting the Foundation

Created by dietitian and mom, Renae D’Andrea, Starting Solids is the go-to resource for 1000s of parents around the world. 

The course is completely video based, fully captioned, and easily accessible on mobile.

Starting Solids is 3 units long, and walks you through everything you need to know about starting your baby with foods. Within each unit, the lessons are broken down to only 10-20 minute videos. It's easy to squeeze around your schedule!

In addition to the video lessons, you'll also get exclusive handouts and food lists to help you build balanced plates, introduce allergens, and share with your loved ones the important points of feeding. This course has it all! 


Unit 1: Set the Structure

Simplify Your Setup 1

Learn how to set up mealtimes so they’re successful for everyone involved. You’ll know what gear you need, how to clean up the mess, and the habits that make family meal time fun. Plus, get clear guidance on how to support your baby’s explorations with food.


Unit 2: Plan the Nutrients

Keep It Safe | New Ways Nutrition

Discover my easy system for serving your baby a balanced meal and ensuring that they get the nutrients they need to thrive. Learn how to best serve foods to avoid choking issues with examples to show you the right texture and shape of foods. Plus, understand how to handle common food allergens, deal with milk, sugar, salt, and all the other common food concerns parents have. 


Unit 3: Individualize the Experience

Push Their Skills | New Ways Nutrition

No two babies are exactly alike. Learn the cues that show your little one is ready to start solids. Know how to push their skills based on what you’re seeing, and how you should change your feeding strategy as your baby grows and becomes more confident with eating. You’ll also find out what’s in the normal range of eating, so you can stop worrying and learn to manage your own expectations.

Meet the dietitian behind the program

Hey, I’m Renae

So many different resources make starting solids more complicated (and more rigid) than it needs to be! 

That’s why as a registered dietitian and a mom of 2, my passion is helping parents learn how to start their baby off on the right foot when it comes to food. 

When I set out to start my daughter on solid foods and really immersed myself in all the different recommendations that are out there on the internet, I realized how many of those recommendations can hinder, instead of help, a parent's desire to feed their baby well. 

Every family is different, and how you feed your baby is up to you. 

But I'm here to help lend you support and give you the knowledge you need to trust in your choices!

1000s of parents credit Starting Solids with their confidence to try baby-led feeding

Here’s what three new parents have to say...

"The course provides great practical tips"

I found the course to be incredibly helpful and clear. The course contains the most up-to-date information that aligns with the latest recommendations on starting solids. Most importantly, it provides great practical tips that will help parents ensure that their baby is getting exposed to a wide variety of nutritious foods in a safe manner.

LA (Mom to a 6 month old)

"it's all in one place"

The course provides helpful visuals and practical examples on how to get started feeding your baby solids. I loved that it combined guidance on safety, responsive feeding, development and nutrition all in one place.

SM (Mom to a 10 month old)

"I feel much more informed and confident about how to start"

This was a great, easy to follow, informative course. The handouts and additional videos are wonderful! I feel much more informed and confident about how to start a baby led feeding approach and what to do to prepare. 

NP (Mom)

In Starting Solids: Setting the Foundation You'll Get:

All this for just 


Easy to follow video lessons

Exclusive handounts

Research-based guidance

Confidence in feeding!

The Best Time to Gain Confidence in Feeding is Now!

Don't wait for problems to pop up. Learn everything you need to know to start solid foods with as little stress, and as much confidence, as possible! Click below to get instant access to the course, and get started on this amazing journey with your baby!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Will you show me what to do about choking or gagging?

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