STARTING SOLIDS SAFELY

ONLINE COURSE

Your complete roadmap to starting solids safely and confidently!

Starting Solids Safely is for you if…
  • You want a clear understanding of how to start solids and progress towards table foods as your child’s primary source of nutrition 
  • You want to know exactly how to respond if your child is choking or requires CPR
  • You want to learn how to introduce allergenic foods and how to recognize an allergic reaction
  • You want all of your education for Solids + CPR training in one place and available to access at any time

Starting Solids Safely is for you if…

  • You want a clear understanding of how to start and progress towards solids as your child’s primary source of nutrition 
  • You want to know exactly how to respond if your child is choking or requires CPR
  • You want to learn how to introduce allergenic foods and how to recognize an allergic reaction
  • You want all of your education for Solids + CPR training in one place

Course Details

Starting Solids Safely is a self-paced, 100% online course that will provide you with all the information you need to start solids, and how to navigate the transition from breast and bottle feeds to food as your child’s primary source of nutrition. Plus, you’ll learn exactly what to do in a choking emergency and how to respond if someone of any age becomes unresponsive. This includes CPR instruction for infants, children, and adults of all body types.

The Curriculum Includes:

Solids readiness signs
Methods of starting
Basics of infant nutrition
Introducing water and cups
Dropping bottles and breastfeeds
Introducing cow’s milk and milk alternatives
Foods to avoid offering infants
How to introduce allergenic foods and how to recognize an allergic reaction
The difference between choking and gagging
Responding to an infant, child, or adult who is choking
When and how to provide CPR to an infant, child and adult of all body types
…and more

Upon enrollment, you’ll have immediate access to all course content, including:

20 Video Lessons – which include a mix of video demonstration and audio over slides
Companion eBooks for each chapter
Bonus resources – including Sample Schedules from 6-16+ months, Key Nutrient/Fluid Intake Reference Guide, CPR Cheat Sheet, Tips for Daycare, and more

This course is for:

  • Parents 
  • Grandparents
  • Nannies and other caregivers
  • Daycare providers
  • Anyone who wants to learn life-saving choking maneuvers and CPR skills for all ages and body types

This course is not for:

  • Parents or caregivers with infants who have diagnosed feeding challenges
  • People who need a CPR certification certificate (which requires a longer course with an in-person component plus an exam)

Meet Your Instructor

Hi! I’m Larissa O’Loughlin. I am a Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Certified American Heart Association CPR Instructor, and Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). I am the owner of The Mama Coach based in Westchester, NY.

I teach parents lifesaving skills through CPR instruction and car seat safety education. As an infant feeding specialist and sleep consultant, I also work with parents one-on-one to support them through feeding and sleep challenges.

I have taught hundreds of families about introducing solids and how to perform CPR through both virtual webinars and in-person classes. I am thrilled to make this education available to more parents with the Starting Solids Safely online course.

As a parent of two young kids, and someone with severe food allergies, I know how anxiety-provoking the milestone of starting solids can be. My goal with this course is to make you feel prepared, confident, and empowered to feed your baby — leading to less stress, and more fun!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Starting Solids Safely is for you if…

  • You want a clear understanding of how to start and progress towards solids as your child’s primary source of nutrition 
  • You want to know exactly how to respond if your child is choking or requires CPR
  • You want to learn how to introduce allergenic foods and how to recognize an allergic reaction
  • You want all of your education for Solids + CPR training in one place