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Baby's First Bites: E-book

Start Solid Foods with Confidence

with Jessica Gust, Pediatric Dietitian

This step by step guide to starting solids will show you everything you need to do when starting your baby on solid foods. 

In this guide, you'll learn:


The key nutrients your baby needs

Learn what foods are critical for growth & development and how you can help prevent nutrient deficiencies in your baby. 


How to's for both baby led weaning & purees

Regardless of the feeding method you choose this guide will walk you through how to transition the texture and size of the foods you serve.


When & how to introduce the top allergens

The recommendations for allergenic foods has changed, learn what foods to serve when to serve them and ideas for how to do it safely. 


A grocery guide, sample menus, meal ideas & recipes

You will get a printable shopping guide, suggested meal schedules (including times based on nap schedules), and sample menus by age (6 mo, 7-8 mo. and 9-12 months). 

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Your Step by Step Guide to Starting Your Baby on Solids

Starting your baby on solid foods is exciting and FUN! But there is also a lot of confusion about the importance of food and key nutrients. A phrase you may hear a lot is "food before one is just for fun!" It is true that much of starting solids is to promote skill development, however, around the 6 month mark your baby also has a large jump in many of their key nutrient needs.

This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to confidently start your baby on solid foods. Including, key nutrients they need, what foods contain them, how to use them to make balanced meals + meal ideas, schedules, a shopping guide, plus so much more.

Print out the menus and keep them on your fridge or wherever you plan meals. (40 pages total!)


This Guide is for You if...

  • You are getting ready to start your baby on solid foods (or already have) and you want to feel confident in what you feed them.

  • You are a first time parent (or an experienced parent) and you want to do things right from the start.

  • You want a clear plan for the foods you serve, when to serve them and how to do it.

  • You want to keep things simple and don't have time for long courses or reading lengthy books.

What Other Parents Are Saying....

I found Jessica's guide on starting solids to be informative, creative, and extremely helpful. As a first time mom, I am always concerned I am not doing what's right for my child due to a lack of knowledge. Now, I don't have to worry about that when it comes to feeding my son solids thanks to Jessica! This was invaluable and something I reference on a daily basis. From the timelines to food suggestions to tips and tricks, this was worth every penny. -Katie

I am so thankful for this guide. I was so nervous to start feeding my daughter, and after reading this guide I am so excited to feed her. I can not wait to use all that I have learned!! -Andrea

I did not realize how much I needed a refresher from Jessica! My first baby was great with BLW, but I've learned even more from Jessica. The guide is comprehensive and thorough and gives me so much confidence going forward into the world of food with my baby! -Tiffany

The ebook was informative and clearly written. It explained different options so I felt empowered to make decisions that were best for my baby and our family. -Nikole

This guide gave me the confidence to enjoy feeding my son! Thank you for all the information in this compact and easy to use guide. -Brittany

A lot has changed though out the last 10 years (that was when i had my last baby) including dietary recommendations for babies. This starting solid guide really serves as my feeding bible and helps me feel more confident about introducing various foods to my little one. -Elsa

Hey there, I'm Jessica...




I'm a pediatric dietitian, but also a mama. I have been in your exact shoes with my own daughter.

There is a lot of debate these days about the best way to introduce solids, in both the nutrition community and the general public. Spoon feeding, baby led weaning, which is best?

Remembering back to all those pediatrician appointments when I was running on no sleep and total life overwhelm I remember how hard it was to absorb much of the information the doctor was giving (and, I already knew the nutrition piece!)

If you are feeling confused and overwhelmed when it comes to starting your baby on solids, you are not alone. There is so much advice out there and I want to make sure you get the right information from the start.

I created this guide to make things simple. Because life as a parent is complicated enough.

I'm excited to start this amazing journey with you!






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