Starting Solids


This new course has been designed to refresh and update the knowledge of those working with babies aged 4-12 months and their families. Participants will become familiar with the latest recomendations around feeding babies and discuss the practicalities and expectations of mealtimes.


Anyone working with children will find this course interesting and enlightening, including nannies, childminders, au pairs, nursery workers and preschool leaders.

Course Content

During the session you will discuss:

  • Why is this stage important?
  • Basic overview of nutritional needs of babies and development of feeding skills
  • When to start giving a baby solids – this will include developmental signs and current guidelines
  • Foods which are suitable and those to avoid at this stage – including discussing food allergies in babies
  • Textures
  • Traditional weaning, finger food and baby led weaning
  • The use of commercial baby foods
  • Quantities and pattern of food and milk during this stage – expectations and when to be concerned.
  • The importance of stress free mealtimes


A certificate of attendance is provided at the end of the day for your portfolio.


Sam Perkins

Samantha Perkins is a Registered Nutritionist specialising in baby, child and all aspects of family nutrition. She has a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and was a Registered Dietitian working in the NHS for many years, gaining a wealth of clinical experience and later specialising in Oncology and HIV.

Sam set up ‘Happy Eaters’ in 2012 with the aim of promoting a positive approach to mealtimes within families. Her expertise has led to her becoming a guest lecturer at London Metropolitan University, teaching student Dietitian’s about feeding babies. She also delivers training sessions in schools and nursery’s as well as advising on menus and food provision. She regularly writes and contributes to articles in various parenting magazines including ‘Mother and Baby’, ‘Gurgle’ and ‘B Baby’.

Sam is registered with the Association for Nutrition and a member of the British Dietetic Association.


Training Location

Marlborough Primary School, Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, London, SW3 3AP


This Workshop costs £45

Upcoming Courses


Starting Solids | 11th of July 2020Marlborough Primary School, Draycott Ave, Chelsea, London SW3 3AP
  • July 11, 2020 9:30 am
Starting Solids | 7th of November 2020Marlborough Primary School, Draycott Ave, Chelsea, London SW3 3AP
  • November 7, 2020 9:30 am


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