Healthy Habits Start With You
Parents, grandparents, nannies, and other caregivers play a crucial role in shaping how a baby perceives the world around them, and much of this begins on their plates. Babies can let you know if they are tired, hungry, and happy — and it truly takes a village to listen and learn what they need.
Caregivers attuned to a baby's needs will learn how to follow their cues which will help the baby's confidence to manage their time when eating, their food intake, and find their own taste buds. Giving babies small choices from a young age helps them develop confidence in decision-making, a healthy relationship with food, and a life-long mind-body connection.
Esterlita is the creator of Adventurous Little Eaters and an advocate for baby-led weaning. Throughout her 20+ year career as a private childcare provider in New York, she has become a baby-led weaning trailblazer. Today, she is sought out as a coach to new parents and other caregivers in developing baby-led weaning schedules, meal plans, and support systems that have ushered in a generation of happier, healthier, and more independent confident eaters.
Families who successfully complete baby-led weaning are more likely to raise children who are adventurous, attuned to their growing bodies’ needs, have healthy relationships with food, and are more comfortable expressing their needs and wants in healthy and positive ways.
A structured baby-led weaning program simplifies meal planning and fosters communication, collaboration, and a healthy support system for caregivers and families.
Adventurous Little Eaters
This course contains easy-to-follow modules that take caregivers through every step of the baby-led weaning process, including:
- Learning what foods to eat and how to serve them safely
- Listening & understanding your baby's unique cues and signals
- Tailoring food selections to align with your baby's (and your family's) growing appetite
- Safely overcoming the fear of introducing baby-led weaning
- Overcoming challenges and troubleshooting resistance effectively
- Encouraging positive eating habits and behaviors
- Maintaining communication & proper documentation between parents and caregivers to bridge the gap in the baby's food journey
By the end of this course, all caregivers will be onboarded and confident in their ability to set their baby up for success. They will also receive a Certificate of Completion.
In addition to the course videos, you’ll receive all of Esterlita’s supplemental materials and resources on baby-led weaning, including her simple family recipes created for different age groups, shopping lists, and updates on current BLW practices. You will also be part of her judgement-free community of parents and caregivers.
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am a nanny who practices baby-led weaning with new families. All the information here was gathered based on my experience, and research, from pediatricians, other parents, and verified resources like FARE.com and AAP.