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Babies can eat so many more foods than we give them credit for! Katie Ferraro, Registered Dietitian, baby-led weaning expert and mom of 7 helps you get a SAFE start to solid foods using baby-led weaning. Baby-led weaning helps your baby become an independent eater & prevents picky eating. Join Katie for easy-to-implement infant feeding tips and tricks that will build confidence in your baby’s ability to safely start solid food and self-feed!
 
Andrea Olson of Go Diaper Free explains elimination communication - the concept of pottying your baby, as early as birth - which is what people have done for all of human history and in today’s world where there are no diapers. She makes it easy to integrate EC into your modern lifestyle as a new parent, demystifies how to know your baby needs to go, how to take them to the toilet instead of primarily relying on the diaper, and makes EC approachable, accessible, and fun, for all parents...wh ...
 
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Your EC experience was going great until you started to pass the baton. Then, wham, resistance! What does this mean? Is the process doomed to failure? Should you just “wait until they're ready”? Listen to hear why resistance happens during wrap-up, two tools to solve it, and how to tweak your mindset for the smoothest experience possible. Get full …
 
#184: Ever have any clouds of doubt hanging over your head with regard to feeding your baby? Like maybe you were all gung-ho about baby-led weaning at the beginning, but pushback from family and friends or fears about feeding are getting in the way of your success. It’s one thing to say “be positive”, but it’s another to learn the skills that will …
 
Sleep – we all know we need it, but how to get it with a baby or toddler? Should you “sleep train”? What if it doesn't feel right? Who do you turn to for advice? Today I chat with Taylor Kulik, Sleep & Well-being Specialist, who unpacks how reclaiming our intuition around biological sleep yields improved wellness (and sleep!) for babies and their p…
 
#183: Is bread the best food for early eaters to eat? When can babies safely eat bread? In this episode we’re diving into bread for baby-led weaning, looking at sodium levels, swallowing safety and some simple ideas for non-bread carbohydrate foods your baby can more safely eat early on in BLW. If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prev…
 
#182: What do babies with reflux or GERD need to do differently when it comes to starting solid foods? In this episode pediatric gastroenterologist Peter Lu, MD is joining me to run through how having GERD affects baby’s ability to do baby-led weaning. Dr. Lu specializes in motility disorders and is a real life first time dad of baby Emma. They’re …
 
Is it ok to start potty training “early” and how early is too early? What about “readiness”? How long should the process take? Today we'll also explore the decision facing us: do we do potty training, early potty training, or this thing called “elimination communication?” What age you can start, what to expect and what tools you need for a successf…
 
#181: Bring that baby up to the table for Thanksgiving! In this episode we’re digging through the Thanksgiving menu to find foods that babies can safely eat for baby-led weaning. From turkey to mashed potatoes and roasted veggies on the side, I’m sharing my favorite Thanksgiving foods for babies (plus advice on which holiday meal foods to pass on t…
 
#180: Does feeding allergenic foods to your baby freak you out? In this episode we are joined by leading food allergy researcher and author Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH for a food allergy question and answer session. From timing of introduction of allergenic foods for babies, to the amounts of protein to be feeding and whether foods are better than supplem…
 
Today I share the story behind it all! How I learned about elimination communication as a natural alternative to diapers and toilet training. Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/168 Get my free easy start guide for EC at https://godiaperfree.com/start Start EC with your baby today with Andrea's popu…
 
#179: Babies can eat MOST foods if they’re prepared safely...but there are a few baby-led weaning foods I prefer to wait to feed. Inside of this episode I’m breaking down 5 foods that I wait on when teaching babies how to eat...and why! < < FREE MINI CRASH COURSE: BLW MEAT WEEK November 15 - 19, 2021, register for free at www.blwmeatweek.com > > If…
 
#178: What is white meat and is it safe for babies to eat? In this episode we are exploring various types of white meat: poultry and fish, including ideal cuts and preparation methods of each that are safest for baby-led weaning. < < FREE MINI CRASH COURSE: BLW MEAT WEEK November 15 - 19, 2021, register for free at www.blwmeatweek.com > > If you’re…
 
Your toddler goes to the toilet willingly today, but pees his pants all day tomorrow. He tells you when he needs to go pee all week, and the following week...nothing. What gives with all the potty training inconsistency?! 🤷‍♀️ If YOU are experiencing inconsistency in potty training your toddler, have no fear. There is both a reason for this AND a f…
 
#177: Red meat vs. white meat: what’s the difference when it comes to feeding your baby? In this episode we’re looking at some ideal cuts of red meat for baby-led weaning. From classification to nutrition and fat content, this episode explores your best bets when it comes to red meat and feeding babies. < < FREE MINI CRASH COURSE: BLW MEAT WEEK Nov…
 
#176: Can babies safely eat meat? You bet! In this episode Cara Nicoletti, a 4th generation butcher is helping to identify some ideal cuts of meat for baby-led weaning. Not all meat cuts are safe for babies, and not all meat preparation methods are either...but once you know the few key cuts, your baby can certainly safely self-feed a variety of me…
 
If you are finding major inconsistencies in elimination communication, today’s show is 100% for you. Today I cover both of these situations, in full: You not being consistent in offering your baby the potty and Your baby not consistently telling you he needs to go, cooperating in going, or showing an interest in using the toilet If you have experie…
 
#175: If your family eats animal products, pork can be a great first food for baby-led weaning. In this episode I’m walking you through the meat counter at your store identifying cuts of pork that are easy to make safe for baby-led weaning. If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about …
 
#174: Do you ever catch yourself saying negative things about food at mealtime even when you don’t realize you’re doing it? Our babies and kids are watching and listening and our words are shaping their relationship with food even from their first bites. In this episode I’m interviewing dietitian and body positive coach Riley Peterson from @raising…
 
Our Common Enemy. We're gonna chat about how the cards are stacked against us in this diapering culture, and how best to WIN big with Elimination Communication, from as early as birth, despite this culture! Get full show notes and add your comments or questions here: https://godiaperfree.com/165 Get my free easy start guide for EC at https://godiap…
 
#173: In this part two episode, I’m answering your called-in baby-feeding questions that you just can’t find the answer to anywhere. We will cover exposure to allergens, what “counts” as a food exposure and how to expand baby’s palate. If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-…
 
We have a special bonus episode coming' at you! In conjunction with The Lady Alliances Trailblazing Olympians Festival that Cammi & AJ are hosting, we are welcoming one of the festivals incredible speakers, Allison Forsyth, on board the bus! Allison chats with Cammi & AJ about how she got into skiing, going to the Olympics, her skiing career, abuse…
 
#172: Positioning your baby properly in a high chair is easier than you think! In this episode we’re joined by Jeff Durkee from Nomi High Chair who is sharing some simple tips for helping your baby get seated safely in the high chair. One trick in particular can drastically reduce your baby’s risk of choking too! If you’re ready to raise an indepen…
 
Today’s episode is a guest post from one of our certified coaches, Maja, and it’s all about nighttime EC. Here’s a snippet: “In one of the articles I stumbled upon when my daughter was around 6 months old, the author claimed that children pee in between the sleep cycles and that some babies dislike soiling themselves so much it makes them cry and f…
 
#171: Ever had one of those burning baby-feeding questions and you just can’t find the answer anywhere? In this episode I’m tackling a few of your called-in questions about baby-led weaning...the ones that are really stumping you or that you’re just plain stuck on. If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s ge…
 
Welcome to the show! So, if you’ve been here for any length of time, you know that I do NOT interview people on my podcast. However. Katie Ferraro interviewed me about elimination communication for her podcast, Baby-led Weaning Made Easy, a few weeks ago. It was SO Good that I felt compelled to share HER topic, babyled weaning or BLW, with y’all on…
 
#170: If “learning to eat is a sensory experience,” ...what does that really mean? In today’s episode renowned pediatric feeding expert Marsha Dunn Klein is teaching us all about Sensory 101 and what motivates babies to eat. Marsha Dunn Klein wrote the first book on pediatric feeding. She is known for her “Get Permission Approach” which teaches us …
 
#169: Does your baby need to be eating 11 mg iron per day? If you look quickly at the recommendations for infants you’ll see 11 mg per day for babies 6-12 months. So do you need to be counting mg of iron for your baby? And can babies even get enough iron from the foods they eat? Inside of this episode we’ll be looking at iron needs for babies and h…
 
#168: What’s holding you back from going FULL ON with baby-led weaning? Maybe you’re on the fence about whether you can truly skip traditional spoon-feeding...or you’re nervous about gagging and choking, or you’re worried your baby will have an allergic reaction when you try allergenic foods. Today I’m interviewing 5 feeding experts about overcomin…
 
We have former NHLer, Cammi’s big bro, new grandpa and Head Coach of Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Ice Hockey, Tony Granato, on the bus! With the college hockey season starting back up, Tony talks about his college experience, how the recruiting process has changed, how important it is to have a locker room full of leaders, individual players growth, dif…
 
Today’s episode is a guest post from our Cerified Coach Emily in NY. A snippet: “Here's the thing. Putting babies on potties was common practice up until the 1950s. Way back when, parents did anything they could to avoid washing poopy cloth diapers. Although disposable diapers are undoubtedly the norm in the US today, I’d say it’s also still pretty…
 
#167: How do I know if my baby’s tongue thrust reflex is gone before starting solid foods? What if I have a preemie or smaller-sized baby, should I really offer food early for catch-up weight? And what’s so bad about white rice cereal anyway?? These are just a few of the baby-led weaning frequently asked questions that I’m bringing some other feedi…
 
#166: Can you become addicted to processed foods? Dr. Joan Ifland is the world’s leading expert in processed food addiction & the co-Author of the textbook Processed Food Addiction: Foundations, Assessment & Recovery. Today’s guest, Dr. Ifland speaks to us about processed food addiction while sharing her own experience. If you’re ready to raise an …
 
Over the years I’ve been approached by many, many parents who are practicing RIE - which is a form of respectful parenting that focuses on not interrupting a baby’s play - about whether elimination communication complements or contradicts it. Most of these parents were convinced that EC would be disrespectful, considered an unnecessary “interruptio…
 
#165: Your baby can safely eat lamb. Lamb is one of my favorite baby-led weaning foods and in this episode I’m sharing how you can safely prepare lamb so that your baby can self-feed this important food from 6 months of age on. If you’re intimidated by cooking meat - especially roasts - or if you’re not entirely convinced your baby can eat lamb, ta…
 
#164: Did you know babies can potty from birth? I had no idea until my guest Andrea Olson from @godiaperfree came on the podcast to educate us about Elimination Communication (EC). EC is a gentle, non-coercive way to respond to a baby’s natural hygiene needs...and Andrea is the diaper free GURU here to teach us how and why! Just like babies have th…
 
Today’s episode is a guest post from Go Diaper Free Certified Coach Tracy Gillett, who blogs at Raised Good and teaches parents EC (and many other things) in the Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. Here’s an excerpt: “I read about Elimination Communication (EC). It blew my mind. I remember my husband’s raised eyebrows when I told him about …
 
#163: I love a good look at somebody’s else’s schedule...and in this episode I’m sharing a behind the scenes look into my typical daily routine. This is definitely out of my comfort zone because I would way rather be talking about feeding YOUR babies or interviewing other feeding experts...but in case you’ve ever wondered what raising 7 kids and ru…
 
Cammi and AJ are back for Episode 31 of On the Bus with special guest, Director of Hockey Strategy & Research with the Seattle Kraken, Alex Mandrycky! Alex talks about the many hats she wears and how her role with the Kraken has evolved, how she got into hockey & sports analytics, her experience in the “War Room” for the Expansion Draft, the unpred…
 
#162: Curious about communicating with your baby… especially during meal time? Today’s guest Mary Smith shares how sign language can be a fun and educational learning experience for both parent and baby! Mary Smith @signngrow is a Licensed Educational American Sign Language Interpreter in Colorado with a degree in Deaf Studies. She is the founder a…
 
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