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Starting Solids Workshop – COVERED BY INSURANCE!

$55 (No HST)

2 Hours

Knowing when and how to start solids with your baby can be so daunting, but it doesn’t have to be!

Occupational therapists have knowledge in oral motor development, general motor development and sensory processing development.  And believe it or not, ALL these skills (and more) are required for successfully starting of solids. 

Join our Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Karen Don, as she leads you through everything you need to know to start solids with your baby.  This is an interactive workshop and you should expect to discuss, learn and watch your baby interact with solid food.  

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • How to read your baby’s readiness cues for feeding and eating
  • Current evidence based recommendations for introducing new foods
  • Puree vs. table foods
  • How do I set good eating habits that will last
  • How to progress through solids as your child grows
  • Gagging vs. choking

This workshop is great for parents and caregivers who are nervous about introducing solids to their baby or having difficulties transitioning their baby to solid foods. At the end of this workshop you should leave feeling more confident and comfortable with starting solids with your baby and introducing new foods. 

This class may be covered by your extended health insurance under Occupational Therapy!

Cancellation Policy

Classes and workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made more than 2 weeks prior to the start of the class/workshop will be credited in full to your account. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks or after class has started will not be credited.

Changes such as switching into another class or workshop may be made without penalty if the change is requested 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the workshop.

In the event that a class or workshop is cancelled, registered students are eligible for a refund or may select an alternative and equally priced class or workshop option.

On occasion, teachers may be substituted at short notice; in such cases the cancellation policy still applies. There’s no exception to this policy. We thank you for your understanding.

Refunds will not be given for failure to attend a pay-what-you-can class or workshop.

Class / Workshop Facilitators

  • Karen Don, Pediatric Occupational Therapy West End MamasKaren DonPediatric Occupational Therapist

    Karen is an occupational therapist with a passion for working with babies and children to achieve their full potential in development.  She uses a holistic approach to work collaboratively with families. 

    At West End Mamas, she leads the Baby Steps group and Starting Solids Workshop and provides in-office Pediatric Occupational Therapy services.  She leads her group classes by providing knowledge about baby development and providing support to parents to manage the real challenges that come with parenthood.

    When providing one-on-one pediatric therapy she works gently and collaboratively with families to help babies achieve their developmental skills no matter the diagnosis or challenges.  

    Karen holds her license with the College of Occupational Therapy of Ontario (COTO), and is a graduate of the Master of Science Occupational Therapy program at Queen’s University. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). When she is not at West End Mamas she is working with babies and children at Humber River Hospital. 

Class / Workshop Facilitators

  • Karen Don, Pediatric Occupational Therapy West End MamasKaren DonPediatric Occupational Therapist

    Karen is an occupational therapist with a passion for working with babies and children to achieve their full potential in development.  She uses a holistic approach to work collaboratively with families. 

    At West End Mamas, she leads the Baby Steps group and Starting Solids Workshop and provides in-office Pediatric Occupational Therapy services.  She leads her group classes by providing knowledge about baby development and providing support to parents to manage the real challenges that come with parenthood.

    When providing one-on-one pediatric therapy she works gently and collaboratively with families to help babies achieve their developmental skills no matter the diagnosis or challenges.  

    Karen holds her license with the College of Occupational Therapy of Ontario (COTO), and is a graduate of the Master of Science Occupational Therapy program at Queen’s University. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). When she is not at West End Mamas she is working with babies and children at Humber River Hospital. 

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