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Simply Solids: A quick guide to starting solids


Eliminate doubt & feed them well, right from the start with this research-backed guide.

About this Product:

Welcome, mama! Does the idea of starting solids make you bite your nails?

You know you’re supposed to start, but what exactly does that look like?

Starting solids can be really stressful. Your pediatrician doesn’t have time to walk you through it. And, they may have outdated advice.

You might look at the jars and pouches in the store and think, do I just follow the age guidelines on these? What foods are they supposed to have? What foods CAN’T they have When can I move beyond purees? Are they going to choke?

With the Simply Solids Quick Guide, you’ll:

  • Get through the fear of the unknown world of solids
  • Learn exactly how and when to start
  • Understand how to handle gagging & choking
  • And be ready to move past purees

What's Included

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WHAT exactly to feed them the first few months

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WHEN to feed them (with sample daily schedules)

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HOW to manage gagging and avoid choking (with an in-depth video tutorial included!!)

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HOW and WHEN to introduce top allergens

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WHAT GEAR you’ll need

Plus, one page printables to keep in the kitchen with you, including:

– Starting Solids “cliffs notes” to tape on the inside of your cabinet

– Checklist to track new foods and allergen introduction

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Yes, this guide is baby led weaning friendly. The guide helps teach you the appropriate ways to serve food to a baby starting solids that encourages self feeding.

If your baby is under 9 months, then yes, this will still help you. This guide is specifically designed for babies in the starting solids stage, and parents who are getting prepared even if baby isn’t ready to start yet. If baby is already well established on solids, this likely won’t be the right fit.

Discuss with your pediatrician the right time to start solids with your baby. 

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What Moms are Saying

“I so wish I would have had a guide like this that was easy to read, affordable, and was from a professional. My husband would’ve agreed to follow the advice because it’s from a Registered Dietitian, and I would’ve been a LOT more at ease!”

– Kate, Mom of Noah, Boulder, CO

“This is an incredible resource for any parent, especially a first time parent like myself! Thank you for validating all the “normal” feelings of nervousness and excitement around starting solids. It helps to know that I am not alone. I particularly love all the helpful tips including your favorite amazon baby feeding items to own as one can get lost in the amazon spiral search! I also LOVE the quick reference guide, sample feeding schedule, and that everything is to the point, there’s no 80+ pages to read! I can’t wait to recommend  Simply Solids to my friends!”

– Olya D., Mom of 1, NJ

“I searched for a clear and straightforward guide for starting solids when my daughter turned 6 months and couldn’t find anything until I read Simply Solids! It is so helpful. Kacie provides practical and balanced advice on what to use and when to start. The guide is beautifully designed and easy to read. I felt so much more confident in starting solids after reading it. I plan to share with all my friends who are confused and overwhelmed by the process too!”

– Jenna T., Mom of 2, New York, NY

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Meet Kacie Barnes MCN, RDN, LD

I make feeding babies, toddlers and preschoolers easier and less stressful!

Deciding to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist was a big undertaking but I’m so grateful I did it. I wanted to be a trusted resource for parents who just want to know how to navigate feeding their kids. So if you’re looking for help that actually works in the real world, you’re in the right place.

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