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The Solid Start Class

The Solid Start Class

Introducing your baby to the world of food
Regular price $89.00
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By NurturedNest

We’ll guide you through the entire process, from assessing readiness, to that first meal, to troubleshooting picky eating, and finding joy around the family table.

Want to feed purees? Awesome! Want to learn how to implement Baby-Led Weaning? We’ve got you! Thinking a little of both methods may be the best for your family? We’ll help you make your plan!

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What you'll learn

  • Fundamentals of oral motor development in babies and children
  • How to choose the development-friendly feeding products
  • How to set your expectations around introducing table foods
  • The traditional weaning approach 
  • The baby-led weaning approach 
  • Family logistics to promote healthy eating
  • How to introduce language at meal times
  • Signs you may need additional support

Plus bonus content: 

  • A product guide built by our expert educator 
  • A photo library of bay-led weaning meals 
  • Real videos of babies eating, narrated by our expert 
  • A whole module dedicated to addressing frequently asked questions like, “Is my baby eating enough?” and “How can I stop undesirable behaviors at the table?"

Meet the educators

Karen K. Williams, M.S. CCC-SLP,earned her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Minor in Choral Music. 

When she founded Homegrown Speech, Karen was determined to provide joy-filled speech and feeding therapy with babies, toddlers, and kids, along with their families. With a family-centered approach, research-based strategies, and positive energy, she encourages and empowers her clients to meet their speech and language development goals and feel confident in their eating and feeding habits. 

Karen enjoys singing and learning piano, baking legendary chocolate chip cookies, being a cat mom, and spending time with her husband and kids.

Course format

How is the class presented?

We use a combination of on-demand video, audio, and print files.

This course fully self-paced allowing you to learn on your own schedule. It's divided into chapters enabling you to pause and return as needed.

Why on-demand?

Because adult's brains are similar to a muscle, they need alternating periods of rest and recovery to synthesize new ideas and concepts. When learners receive information in short chunks, rest, reflect, then return is how adults learn best.

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  • Expert led

    Content created by top-notch parenting experts paired with medical professionals–the kind who eat, sleep, and breathe their field of study. Access their years of collective experience & expertise.

  • On demand

    Watch and learn on your schedule through our online portal. Classes are broken into short chapters so you control the pace. Revisit all of the content at any time. Adults learn best when they are able to rest, reflect, and return to the material.

  • Engaging

    Created by a team of adult learning experts, videographers, and designers to bring you engaging on-demand classes combining video, audio, and print.

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Why we're fans of

Nurtured Nest

Parenting is a learned skill: why not learn from the best, on your own schedule? Nurtured Nest classes integrate up-to-date birth and parenting research, cutting-edge adult learning practices, and engaging expert educators, ensuring parents are ready to take on each new adventure in building their family.

Parents, professionals, educators

Nurtured Nest pairs medical professionals, parenting experts, and top notch educators ensuring classes evidence-based, informative, professional, & engaging


Love in instinctual, parenting is not. Taking a parenting class is not a reflection on your ability—in fact it’s the opposite. Nurtured Nest opens a collective sum of experience and knowledge to navigate the overwhelm and demand of parenting,

Learn at your own pace

It's busy being a parent. On demand classes allow you to learn on your own terms when and where ever you choose. You're also able to return to the content to rewatch at your leisure.

An equitable approach

They're aware learners come from diverse cultural backgrounds and strive to ensure BIPOC, LGBTQI+, adoptive, & single parents all feel seen, valued, and represented in their materials and course content.