Wisdom Wednesday: Starting Solids
February 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm| FREE
Come on out and join in the fun at Treehaus Teahaus in North Vancouver! You’ll be learning from the industry leader Katie Reitsma, a Pediatric Nutritionist experienced in both acute baby feeding issues, baby allergies, and regular baby nutrition.
Arrive early to order your complimentary drink from the cafe!
We will cover:
When to start your baby on solid foods
Purees and baby led weaning methods explained
Choking vs gagging and what to expect
How to feed your baby and with which foods
Researched and approved store-bought baby food products
Navigating Allergies – How and when to introduce them
Food preparation examples
What to Expect:
A take-home cheat sheet with Katie’s signature Starting Solids Tracking Chart
A complimentary drink from the Treehause Teahause cafe!
A great time to meet fellow parents with babies close in age!
Speaker: Katie Reitsma, RHN, ECC, CPR-B
Katie Reitsma (Live It Well Nutrition) is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who specializes in pediatric nutrition and does many talks in baby stores or health profession offices in BC.
Katie is 100% science-based and she puts her years of formal nutritional education and decade of working in the school system to use in her business. She offers In-home visits to offer personalized advice, look through your cupboards and help you connect foods to symptoms, as well as sit with you through a baby/ toddler meal. She is a former Emergency Medical Responder and is currently Emergency Child Care and CPR-B certified, specifically trained in infant Anaphylaxis management, choking, and more. Introducing the first allergenic foods with Katie in your home is extremely reassuring!
She is a military wife and the mama to 2 back-to-back littles (a 1.5 year old girl and 2.5 year old boy). Katie enjoys public speaking and has done so in most large baby stores in and around Vancouver as well as many motherhood podcasts! When in mommy-mode, Katie can be found walking her German Shepherd to parks and playgrounds with her 2 kiddos!
“Katie is amazing! Her talk on starting solids was so informative and well done. The best talk I’ve been to so far. I love how well she explained everything and then answered everyone’s questions even after the allotted slotted time finished! You feel comfortable talking with her as she’s friendly and funny, a joy to interact with”. – Christina
“All the information Katie shared was very helpful. I learned a lot! Everyone needs to hear what she has to share. I felt more confident in what I should and shouldn’t feed my baby and why. Highly recommend attending an event” -Aubri
“I learned lots! The seminar was very informative. Katie is super friendly, funny and willing to help by answering all the questions. Now i feel more confident as to which foods to give to my baby.” – Maria
“I wanted you to know that I truly enjoyed your seminar-your passion for nutrition is evident and infectious!” – JJ
“Very informative ! Loved all the information!” – Meghan