Confidently introduce solids.
Nourish your baby.
 
Do it your way.

You want someone that “gets” you to show you the dos and don'ts of introducing solids, sort through the B.S., and give examples of how it actually works in the REAL world for YOUR baby.

You crave the knowledge necessary to make the best feeding decisions for your baby, the ability to adapt them to your own situation, and the confidence that you’ve made the right choices.

Even when things don’t go as planned, you want a sense of calmness that you know what you’re doing, and trust in your baby’s instincts.

But more than anything, you just want your baby to be nourished and thriving.

Although we’ve never met, from one mom to another,
I bet a know a bit about you:

  • You are tired of scouring through the first pages of search results on Google trying to decipher who has the best list of first foods because everyone one’s reasoning “makes sense”.
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    You are scared of picking the wrong "expert" to follow
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    You are so happy when a doctor’s advice resonated with you, and before you know it, you’re reading some blogger’s post about that expert being a “quack”.
  • Your internal dialogue goes something like this: “I’ll start with fruits. No wait, those have sugar. Ok, let's start with meats because there's iron in them. But so does fortified cereal? But such and such said fortified cereal is really bad because there's no nutrition. Argh! Why is this so difficult?
  • You just heard that Baby Led Weaning (BLW) is the new best thing for your baby. Then you read an article that says “No wait, they don't get a lot of nutrition that way, purees are still the way to go".
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    You pray that your baby won’t have an allergic reaction to a food while at home alone with you.
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    Your baby refuses to eat purees or finger foods. Now what do you do?
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    You are tired of reading about how you are supposed to introduce one food at a time but you are offered complex recipes with multiple foods and spices.
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    And exactly how are naptimes, breastfeeding or bottle feedings, solids and water are all going to work together?

If you’ve screamed “YES, YES, YES” inside your head while leaning closer and closer to the screen while reading this, then you’re in the right place!

To tell you the truth, that was my story.

When I was introducing solids to my first son, I was going through school, my relationship with food was still healing, and I was terrified of making a wrong choice for him.

You followed your baby’s development week by week during your pregnancy, your researched the best baby products for the nursery, and I know you packed the kitchen sink in your hospital bag! If you’re anything like me, you’re not about to leave your baby’s nourishment to a few recommendations you found on Google and hope you pick the best course of action.

You need a logical, safe, and caring approach that is grounded in the latest research, treats your baby with respect and honours where they are in their development.

Hi! I’m Ana-Maria Janes, a mom of 2 boys and a holistic nutritionist. I love to teach moms (who are tired of all the B.S.) how to introduce solids to their babies, navigate the picky eating stage of toddlerhood and nourish their families.

By getting ready for this amazing milestone in your baby’s life, you’ve already read all the recommendations, tried to piece together somewhat of a process, and but you still posting in mommy Facebook groups questions about what others picked as first foods to start with.

Between your doctor recommending iron fortified rice cereal, your government’s health agency recommending meats and nutritionist recommending fruits and vegetables as first foods, it’s kind of hard to pick who’s right.

We all have doubts in our lives, but when it comes to the health of your baby, you don’t want to make decisions from a place of uncertainty.



Want to know what's missing?  
TRUST



The best advice I received about parenting from another mom was “People will give you so much advice, but listen to none of it. Instead do what’s right for your child.”

Trust in your baby. Trust in your knowledge. And trust that you are making the right decisions.

And that’s exactly how I decided to parent and exactly how I want to teach you this process. Because when you trust that you know what your child needs nutritionally, it’s much easier to disregard all advice and go with your own instincts.

Imagine ...

  • Your baby vibrating with excitement as you sit her in her high chair in anticipation of a fun mealtime with you and the family.
  • A drama-free mealtime, where your baby is squishing foods between her fingers, you give her a spoonful of tasty puree, and stare at her in wonder as you soak in every minute of this precious time.
  • Seeing your baby ‘gag’ and actually be able to reassure her in a true calm way, all while keeping a watchful eye. Maybe even smile with her once she regains control that she did a great job moving that piece of food around her mouth.
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    Your fridge is stocked with a “few” options for you to choose from to make baby’s meal.
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    Feeling sharper, connecting the dots quicker and noticing your baby’s cues sooner to make adjustments on the fly.

I totally guarantee that there will be a mess to clean, but I also can show you how to make that messy face worth it!

Introducing ...

An online course for health conscious moms who wants to experience peace of mind, trust, and joy watching her baby eat happily!

During this online program you’ll learn the importance of being in-tune with your baby’s development.

You’ll learn about your baby’s nutritional needs so that you can make the best decisions around your meals.

You’ll see how Baby’s First Bites is more about creating your own plan based on a roadmap with plenty of examples and less about following blindly a rigid process.

Jenn 
SUPER MOM OF 2

"...I reached out to Ana for help in putting together a diet plan specific for ADHD. Our son is also a picky eater and we have struggled with getting him to eat healthy for some time.

Her suggestions on how to approach meal times and his picky eating were easy to implement and have worked wonderfully for our family.
Our son went from not eating any vegetables at all to a boy who is willing to try almost anything. We discovered foods he loves that we never would have tried without Ana's suggestions...."

* prices are in CAD *

Here’s an outline of what I’ll be covering:

Module 1

THE FOUNDATION

In this module, you’ll learn …

  • baby’s oral motor skill development and signs she’s ready for solids so that you are confident when to start the process.
  • “exercises” you can do during playtime so that you encourage baby’s muscles to strengthen.
  • the connection between gut health and the immune system development so that you can introduce foods in a way that supports your baby’s growing body.
  • what you really need to have in your kitchen so you don’t waste any extra money on things you’ll use once.
  • the pros and cons of using baby purees, baby led weaning, and combination feeding so that you can make the best decision for your baby (and not be caught off guard if your baby chooses for you!)

Module 2

THE FOODS

In this module, you’ll learn …

  • the foods to focus on and the foods to avoid before 12 months to take the guess work out of what to offer your baby
  • the foods that have the potential to cause allergic reactions so that you are not caught off guard.
  • to create a plan about how to offer allergenic foods and what are signs of a reaction so that you are in control of this process even if you or baby already has allergies or you have some of your own.
  • the foods that promote your baby’s gut health so that you know what to add more of in your diet.
  • if organic foods are necessary and how to make sure your family meals are healthy enough to support baby’s growing nutritional needs so that you can feel at ease that you are offering the most nourishing meals to your family.

Module 3

THE MEALTIME

In this module, you’ll learn …

  • about meal spacing so that you have a really good idea how to manage naps, nursing or bottle feedings and solids all in one day
  • why a proper high chair is crucial to make baby feel stable and supported so that they can focus on eating food instead of fussing around
  • the difference between choking and gagging so that you can recognize when there’s a problem and when you can take a step back and let your baby move the food out.
  • “how” you feed your baby is just as important as “what” you feed them, so this part is super important to know so that you avoid power struggles
  • strategies you must do now to avoid baby becoming a fussy eater or at least dramatically minimizing that phase once they become a toddler

Module 4

THE FOUR PHASES OF INTRODUCING SOLIDS

In this module, you’ll learn …

  • Phase 1: The First Foods (6 months) is where we take a cautious approach and focus on giving your baby’s belly time to adjust processing solid food, take note of her reactions and preferences, and allow you the space to get used to new routines.
  • Phase 2: Exploring Nutrition and Flavours (7 months) is where we ramp up the amount of new foods we introduce, add even more nutritious foods, and play around with flavours.
  • Phase 3: Getting Better with Finger Foods (8 - 11 months) is where we really focus on offering more chunky purees and finger-foods, let baby play with utensils, and encourage more self-feeding. The goal is to help baby’s hand-mouth coordination, continue to develop their oral motor skillsl , and prepare for family meals.
  • Phase 4: Joining the Family Meals (12 months +) is where we get baby to a point where they can eat whatever you’re cooking.
  • I should mention that in each phase, I have included so much details about focus foods, sample meal plans and schedules, what you can expect baby to do in terms of feeding abilities at each stage, objectives and milestones, and yes … homework! This is all done so that you know exactly what to focus on and when.

Module 5

THE NUTRITION

In this module, you’ll learn …

  • common nutritional deficiencies in children so you can stay on top of them
  • how much protein, fat, and carbs babies and children need by age so that you have a better idea of what types of foods to offer more of
  • important micronutrients like zinc and vitamin C that children need to build their immune system so that you can be at ease you’re giving your baby the right foods
  • what nutrients you should consider supplementing and what you can get from foods to take the guess work out of choosing the right supplements
  • why you should dramatically up the amount of fermented foods to give your baby and your family

* prices are in CAD *

This is everything I ever wanted to know when I was going through this milestone


Everywhere I looked moms are having trouble piecing together the fragmented information available online to make a plan for themselves on how to approach this.

My goal with Baby’s First Bites is to empower you to trust your instincts and read your baby’s cues so that you can adapt this milestone to what works best for BABY and YOU.


If we haven’t properly been introduced yet,
perhaps I should take a moment and say hello!

Hi, I’m Ana-Maria, but friends call me Ana. I’m a Registered Holistic Nutritionist through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Helping moms nourish their babies and kids is not my job, it’s my passion.

I have two boys, a 7 month old (yup we are going through the introduction to solids right now) and a 2.5 year old. But it wasn’t always so easy to know what to do with my oldest son.

Lucky for me, my training along with some trial and error allowed me to be able to cut through the noise and figure out how to introduce solids for him, but it wasn’t without making some mistakes that cost me once he was older and entered that picky eating stage. Hindsight is 20/20 right?

In the meantime, I have also taken additional training specifically geared towards baby and child nutrition. I see a huge difference in myself now that I’m going through this milestone with my second son.

I went from making huge batches of baby puree to stockpile in my freezer to having several fresh options available in my fridge. I don’t feel any anxiety. I’m enjoying every moment of it now that I have no more fear of making the wrong choices for him.

One of the things that was a game changer for me was to learn about my baby’s development. I don’t like to be told “do this, or do that”. I want to know why. 

I talk a lot about baby’s development in Baby’s First Bites and outline what they are capable of at each stage. This alone is worth it’s weight in gold because it’s what will take your fear of doing the wrong thing away.

And with no fear of making a mistake, there’s only room for possibilities!

You won't get a second chance to introduce solids

What I really want you to get out of Baby’s First Bites, is relief of guilt and anxiety that you are "missing something". I want you to have peace of mind, trust, and joy watching your baby eat happily!

You won’t get a second chance to introduce solids to your precious little baby, so let’s do it the stress-free way, shall we?

You won’t need to juggle competing and conflicting advice of a doctor and a nutritionist because you’ll be able to confidently make the right decision for yourself.

You won’t need to navigate the trial and errors of going through this yourself and wonder if your baby is getting the nutrition she needs.

What you do need, is to take a chance and invest in a program that is completely centered around giving you the tools, the support and the guidance to introduce solids to your baby, your way!

Your baby’s nutrition is important, so why would you risk it for $197.
That’s how much Baby’s First Bites costs. Yup, that’s it! 
It's less than your great pump, less than your car seat and less than your stroller. 

Join me for $197

* prices are in CAD *

Ready to say YES?
Here’s what’s going to happen next

Immediately

You’ll receive a Welcome Email with your login details to our private member’s area where all the content will be uploaded.

You can log in and look through the material whenever you are ready.

Go through the Material at your own pace


The beauty of the program is that you can go at your own pace.  Most of us can't make it to a laptop, so rest assured you can go through everything right on your phone.


You are ready for Baby’s First Bites if:

  • Are feeling stuck, overwhelmed with information, paralyzed by indecision and unsure about your next step
  • Don’t want to force feed your child, trick them into eating, use distraction methods or beg them to eat
  • Want the confidence to know what the "rules" are, where it's ok to deviate from them and how you can adapt the rules to fit your own unique baby’s situation.
  • You are pregnant, have a newborn or your baby is 6 month + and you want to learn how to feed your baby with the confidence that they are nourished and all their nutrient requirements are met.
  • You are willing to participate as a beta tester for the program by completing a feedback form. You are ready to read through the material, implement the suggestions, make this process your own and give me your most honest feedback.

You are NOT ready for Baby’s First Bites if:

  • Think that by enrolling, it’s going to be easy. It’s not, you do have to put some effort too.
  • Deep down, you are unable to have an open mind to new information and are stuck in your ways.
  • Your sister-in-law is a nutritionist and can give you all the tips you need
  • Are not prepared to make home cooked meals.
  • Are not willing to interact with other awesome moms and give your feedback about the program

Want to hear what other moms had to say about working with me?

 Roberta​​​​ 

 Mommy to 1 little Monkey 

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Ana Maria is my enciclopédia, my google and my bible for anything baby and holistic health related questions I have. I can always trust that any information provided by her has been thoroughly researched and I feel safe to apply her advices to my precious baby. The love and thoughtfulness that goes into anything she does is rare to find. I love her positive outlook and sweet way of always finding a solution that works for my family. Thank you Ana Maria for all the love and support you provide me and my baby!
Roberta McGann

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Working with Ana-Maria has taught me to cook yummy meals with healthy food and how to listen to my body. I also like that I have less cravings now. Even after the detox I continue to make and eat the recipes. :o)

 Chryss 

Mom to a beautiful princess

 Rae 

 Mommy to 3 busy bees 

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As I was going through a detox program with Ana, I enjoyed how simple the smoothies were and the recipe book gave great options. I could not believe how much energy I had being on this program!! I had continuous energy throughout the day and my weight loss was incredible.

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Ana doesn't just give you a nutrition plan and send you off to fend for yourself after. This is a person that provides on-going support and advice, ready to help whenever it is most needed. I appreciate that she can emphasize with my own food struggles with a young child, having two kids of her own and passing on the knowledge from her personal experience to help her clients.

Stasie

 Mom to a little doll 

You have questions ... here are some FAQs:

I’m still pregnant, is it too early to buy your program?

First of all CONGRATULATIONS! It’s not too early at all and I would totally recommend it to secure the price! You won’t be able to implement anything yet, but remember you have lifetime access to everything. You can still read through all the material and listen to all the audio’s. When the time comes, you will have the materials and the facebook community for support.

My baby is 9 months old, is it too late?

While some sections won’t apply, you’ll still find huge value in the strategies I offer from 9 months onwards. Plus, one of the best things is that I go over how to feed your child to minimize the picky eating phase which is oh so valuable.

How much time will this take? My little one is already keeping me so busy.

Oh boy I totally understand you! With a baby and a toddler in my household, you just don’t stop! Each of the 5 sections should take you about 30 minutes to go over. So plan for 30 min time to consume the material, 1.5 hours of food prep.  The amount of time you spend in the Facebook community is totally up to you. You can do it all at once or read the sections that are relevant to you.

What if I have questions? How can I get support?

You can ask me all your questions in our private Facebook Community. I’ll be in the every day helping where ‘m needed. I’m also just an email away!

Do you only advocate baby purees or only baby led weaning?

I don’t care about the latest trends, I care about your baby thriving so I include recommendations for both! Understanding how to let baby lead the way is crucial in establishing healthy eating habits for life. That means, your baby will choose how she wants to eat and it’s your job to support her. I’m not going to be a good match for you, if you have your heart set on doing only BLW or only purees.

Do you have a money back guarantee?

I want you to be completely happy with your program.  And for that reason, you have 14 days from the date of purchase to request a refund if you feel Baby's First Bites is not for you.

I know we don't know each other very well yet, and I know your struggle is your own but I want you to know that I get you. I know how truly scary it feels to be worried and anxious about the choices you're making for your baby. I was there. I still am there. 

I will promise you this - if you take the first step with me, you won't be taking the next step alone. You won't regret it, not for one second.

* prices are in CAD *

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