The introduction of solid foods should be a fun and exciting adventure for you and your baby. However, it's often a confusing time filled with uncertainty and endless questions about how and when to take this step.
Baby Knows Best provides everything you need to eliminate your doubts and start solids with more confidence and less stress. These series of videos and eBooks were created to support and reassure you as you enter this next big phase in your little one’s life.
what you get: a 4-part video series & 4 eBooks guides
Become empowered to make an educated decision about which style of introduction is the best fit for you and your family. Whether you choose baby-led weaning, purees, or a combination of both, Baby Knows Best teaches you the importance of 'letting baby lead’. By understanding how to watch for signs of hunger and fullness, you’ll never have to worry if they're eating enough.
Baby Knows Best shows you how to build healthy habits right from the beginning that will benefit your baby for a lifetime.
Just a warning… things are about to get messy!
"I really can't imagine navigating first foods without the help of this guide. I felt infinitely more informed, prepared & confident."
4-part first foods video series
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4 first foods eBook guides
eBook 1: Getting started with solids
An intro to letting baby lead
Knowing when to start
Getting started checklists
How much food to offer & how often
Respecting signs of fullness
How to reoffer rejected foods & avoid picky eating
Continued breastfeeding or formula feeding
Safe finger foods: gagging vs choking
eBook 2: Baby-led weaning & purees
Choosing a method: purees vs baby-led weaning
Spoon-feeding with a baby-led approach
Serving finger foods: shape, size & texture
Adopting shared family meals
Embracing the mess
Building a well-balance puree
Puree consistency, storage & thawing
eBook 3: First foods to offer
Shopping list recommendations with 80+ foods to try
Which foods to delay, limit & avoid
Is baby cereal healthy or necessary?
How to recognize allergies & reduce risk
Flavoring baby’s food
Beverages to offer & to avoid
Food quality guide & decoding labels
eBook 4: Essential nutrients & foods
Necessary nutrients & how to get them
All about iron, healthy fats/DHA, vitamin D & calcium
Important nutrients for plant-based babies
Introducing probiotic foods
Nourishing bone broth
Do babies need leafy greens?
Nutrient-dense superfood sprinkles
"Everett has officially been on solids for three weeks now, and the whole process has been so much fun. But it took time, work and help to get to this place of ease.
Baby Knows Best is exactly what I was looking for! It addressed all of my concerns and really helped us to make a research-based decision about what would best suit our family. Beyond that, it is filled with so many delicious nutrient dense food ideas!
All of that to say, if any of you are struggling with starting solids too, I can't recommend this guide enough. It helped to make something I had so much anxiety about much less stressful. What an adventure this is all turning out to be."
“I used your method of introducing food to my baby (who is now 12 months and eats EVERYTHING). She gagged on a few things but it was always ok, I was always there and she just figured it out. She learned how to chew and take bites (even if just gummy bites) and swallow the right amount/size of food. You are wonderful, cannot thank you enough, she so enjoys every bite she takes now and loves tasty, flavorful meals. There is no fear of trying anything. More than I can say for her older sister - wish I had started her this way too.” Hadley R.
Thank you for sharing so much useful information. I bought your guide to introducing solids!! You are opening my eyes and mind to so many new things! I’m glad I found you at the right time of motherhood. @solidmotherhood
"Hi Carley, just wanted to drop you a note. I purchased your Baby knows best a few days ago and just inhaled all the videos and ebooks tonight. So much wisdom and goodness in there and literally went straight into the kitchen to incorporate some new learnings. This should be mandatory for all new parents. Love love love. Thank you for your wisdom." @fraukeryan
"Baby Knows Best is absolutely fantastic! As a first time mom, I was nervous about what to feed my baby for the first time and this program solved all my questions and concerns. Carley outlines everything beautifully - giving you exactly what you need to know when it comes to first foods and optimal nutrition for baby. Best of all, Carley lays everything out in a simple, easy to follow manner. I highly recommend it for both new and experienced moms". Leesa H.
"Mamas, this is an amazing program. I feel like I have a decent knowledge of holistic eating, but this left a huge impact. There were a lot of key things covered that I know have not only shifted what Leo eats, but the way he eats as well. Really great and couldn't recommend it enough.” Alexis T.
"What I loved: Super easy to read. Relatable. Beautiful to look at. Her voice is wonderful and soothing on the video. The 40-minute video explains SO SO much and so well done. An amazing place for ANYONE to start regardless of your food knowledge, beliefs, etc. She makes you feel like you are simply evolving your baby, and not shaming you for whatever you may have previously believed. Bottom Line: If you are pregnant, want to have babies, have a small baby who will soon be thinking of solids, you need this guide in your life. Purchase it, download it, save it and thank me later." Whitney B.
"It was reassuring to have a guide to turn to in regards to feeding my first born. Before the program I felt a little unsure of how to start his journey with solid food. I felt more confident and prepared after going through the program. Excellent value, very empowering, highly recommended." Staci
"We have used Carley's methods to help guide, assist and inspire the choices we make for our daughter around food and nutrition. Carley's approach is easy, accessible and reassuring (the best type of education) and not remotely overwhelming. We (my husband, daughter and I) enthusiastically recommend her programs for those who are interested in expert guidance in holistic health and nutrition for their little ones (and themselves) as I genuinely feel that as a result of implementing her techniques and recipes into our daily routines, we have encouraged and maintained a very healthy relationship to food!” Lisa G.
"For introducing solids, I recommend Baby Knows Best. I had no plan and purchased this when baby was just about 6 months old. Carley has great advice and now baby is happily tasting all sorts of foods." Sarah G.
"As a new mama, I questioned everything I did and making decisions has been overwhelming. I am so grateful to Carley- thanks to Baby Knows Best, I knew I could feel confident in my approach to feeding my babe and it continues to be so much fun for us. Thank you!!" Paulina C.
"Oh WOW!!!! Thank you thank you THANK YOU. I LOVED the videos and think they're done incredibly well, so CONGRATULATIONS! It is fabulous. I will be sure to recommend it to other mothers that I have in my circle of friends and acquaintances." Nadia L.