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Picky Eaters

Incredibly Easy Fish Cakes for Kids and Babies

Incredibly Easy Fish Cakes for Kids and Babies

An easy baby and kid friendly fish recipe your child will eat, fish cakes for kids and babies. Quick and delicious with a tasty dip to serve alongside your kid’s fish cakes. Plus, tips for serving to babies and picky eaters. Affiliate links are used below. ...

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How Much Milk Should A Toddler Drink?

How Much Milk Should A Toddler Drink?

Many parents wonder, how much milk should a toddler drink, because it changes drastically at 1 years old! Get the answer, plus the best sippy cup for milk and what to do when your 2 year won’t eat and only drinks milk. (This post contains affiliate links.) In...

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The Most Amazing Healthy Snacks for Picky Eaters

The Most Amazing Healthy Snacks for Picky Eaters

Easy and healthy snacks for picky eaters that they’ll actually eat! Get inspired and learn how to get out of the rut of serving the same foods everyday. (Affiliate links used below)   You know the drill, its snack time and your picky eater wants the same...

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The Essential One-Stop Guide for Easy Toddler Meals

The Essential One-Stop Guide for Easy Toddler Meals

Over 50 easy toddler meals and food ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, special hand picked recipes for picky toddlers and a free printable.  Affiliate links are used below. It’s so easy to fall into a rut of feeding our kids the same things over and...

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Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Therapy

Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Therapy

What is feeding therapy? Does your child need it, and if so, how do you get it for them? Get answers to all your feeding therapy questions and more! For many years a big part of my job as an OT was doing feeding therapy with kids, mostly in peoples homes through early...

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Immune Booster Carrot Cake Smoothie for Kids

Immune Booster Carrot Cake Smoothie for Kids

Fight back against the germs with this delicious and easy super immune booster smoothie recipe that’s perfect for kids too.  This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. It’s that time of year again… cold and flu season. Boooooo! But, honestly,...

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Does Your Child Need Vitamins?

Does Your Child Need Vitamins?

Do you ever wonder if your child needs a vitamin, especially if they are a picky eater? It’s a common question and a legitimate concern for sure.  To be honest, it’s one I’ve wondered myself. That’s why I turned to the amazing Sarah Remmer, a...

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How Working Moms Can Easily and Quickly Cook Dinner

How Working Moms Can Easily and Quickly Cook Dinner

This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links.   Lately, there’s a question I’ve been getting a lot: “How can I cook dinner for my family when I work and I’ve just picked up the kids from daycare?  We walk in the door, and...

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Mega List of Vegetable Recipes for Kids

Mega List of Vegetable Recipes for Kids

Wish your kid would eat more veggies? Most parents do! This collection of vegetable recipes for kids will inspire you and get your kid eating! Ugh, vegetables, aren’t they the thorn in most parents side?  I know very few parents that are happy with the amount of...

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8 Steps to Keep Your Child Seated for Meals

8 Steps to Keep Your Child Seated for Meals

This post contains affiliate links. Do you have a kiddo that flees the table a few minutes into the meal or is so fidgety while sitting at the table they can barely eat? I’m sure you do if you’ve found your way here!  It’s a question that comes up...

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10 Extreme Picky Eating Red Flags that You Need to Know

10 Extreme Picky Eating Red Flags that You Need to Know

What is extreme picky eating and how is it different from average picky eating? Learn what red flags to look out for in your child… Doesn’t it seem like everybody has at least one picky eater at home? It is a pretty pervasive problem for parents, but are...

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How to Pack a Lunch Your Child Will Eat

How to Pack a Lunch Your Child Will Eat

Last week, I was on Pittsburgh Today Live (that’s my home town) talking about how to pack a school lunch your child will actually eat. You can watch the segment here (let me know what you think!), but I wanted to include all my tips in a post too, so you can...

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Pittsburgh Today Live: Packing Lunch for Picky Eaters

Pittsburgh Today Live: Packing Lunch for Picky Eaters

Welcome Pittsburgh! Today, I appeared on my home towns local cbs affiliate KDKA for a segment on packing school lunches. For those of you that are new here, Your Kid’s Table was created by local mom, Alisha Grogan (that’s me!), a pediatric occupational...

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Is Your Picky Eater Healthy?

Is Your Picky Eater Healthy?

  The biggest reason picky eating is incredibly stressful for parents is because parents are worried that their child isn’t getting enough nutrition or calories to be healthy and growing well.  I have heard the questions hundreds of times: “My son...

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A Hidden Cause of Picky Eating: Acid Reflux

A Hidden Cause of Picky Eating: Acid Reflux

This post is sponsored by Maty’s Healthy Products. I will be the first to admit that there are many causes to picky eating, and most often there are several layers to the problem. However, working to get to the bottom of why the whole thing started has a lot of...

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How to Prevent Toddlers from Becoming Picky Eaters

How to Prevent Toddlers from Becoming Picky Eaters

Toddler eating, or lack thereof, can make parents totally nuts. I can attest to that on both fronts, as an OT and mom. In fact, I’m in the middle of it with my third child again, which is partially what inspired me to write this post. There are so many times...

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Does Your Child Eat Enough Variety?

Does Your Child Eat Enough Variety?

    What is the biggest frustration parents usually have with picky eaters… The lack of variety!  That is the very definition of a picky eater, right? Even parents that wouldn’t consider their kids to be picky eaters would usually prefer their...

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Family Friendly April Monthly Menu Plan

Family Friendly April Monthly Menu Plan

Family friendly, easy, budget friendly, kid-approved, monthly menu plan with regular food from a mom of three and pediatric OT.   For quite some time I have wanted to share my monthly menu plan with you all, and today I FINALLY get to do that. In this post you...

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Feeding Red Flags for Babies and Toddlers

Feeding Red Flags for Babies and Toddlers

One of the most popular reasons parents find their way to Your Kid’s Table is because their baby or toddler isn’t eating baby food, table food, or both. Obviously, this is a huge area of concern for parents. These refusals are usually a red flag that...

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The BEST Picky Eating Strategy {Part 2}

The BEST Picky Eating Strategy {Part 2}

This post is sponsored by FunBites.   A few weeks ago I published a post about the best picky eating strategy I can give you, to not pressure your kid to actually eat.  If you missed that, head over there first and then come on back! I knew it was going to be a...

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The BEST Strategy for Picky Eating

The BEST Strategy for Picky Eating

Picky eating can be so overwhelming! It doesn’t have to be with this one simple strategy. Affiliate links used below.   I have to admit that I have been delaying this post for quite some time. The information I’m going to share is going to be...

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Everything Oral Sensory: The Total Guide

Everything Oral Sensory: The Total Guide

Find our exactly what oral sensory processing is, indicators that your child has oral sensory needs, and oral sensory diet activities to help improve it! This post is sponsored by Chewigem USA   I want to take a minute to thank today’s sponsor, Chewigem...

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How to Get Kids to Eat New and Refused Foods

How to Get Kids to Eat New and Refused Foods

Find a real do-able strategy to the elusive question, “how to get kids to eat,” especially new foods or one’s they refuse so they can eat a wider variety! (This post was previously published as a guest post on Playing with Words 365 in 2012. However,...

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Help for Picky Eaters Taking Medicine from Maty’s

Help for Picky Eaters Taking Medicine from Maty’s

*This is a sponsored post.   It’s that time of year… The weather is changing… Kids are in school… Germs are being shared… Kids are getting sick. While there are certainly measures we can take to prevent these infections, sometimes...

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The Best Position for Your Child During Mealtime

The Best Position for Your Child During Mealtime

*This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I am a bit embarrassed that I am now just writing this post after three years of regularly sharing information about kid’s and eating.  How and where your child is sitting to eat can have a HUGE impact on...

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8 Secret Strategies for Sensory Issues with Food

8 Secret Strategies for Sensory Issues with Food

Why do children have sensory food aversions? And, how can you help them overcome sensory issues with food? Get the answers and 8 simple strategies… (Affiliate links used below)   From the very beginning of Your Kid’s Table, I have always wanted to...

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Creating a Positive Mealtime for Kids

Creating a Positive Mealtime for Kids

The last three years have gone by quickly. On one hand it is hard to imagine that I started Your Kid’s Table 3 years ago (on April 11 to be exact), and on the other hand it is hard to imagine a time when this blog wasn’t a part of my life.  In celebration...

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How to Cook One Family Meal with a Picky Eater

How to Cook One Family Meal with a Picky Eater

Please note this post contains affiliate links that help support the information I share at Your Kid’s Table. I’m thrilled to have FunBites sponsoring this post. They have been a great supporter of Your Kid’s Table and help me keep tips and info...

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Children’s Books to Help with Picky Eating

Children’s Books to Help with Picky Eating

Picky eating is often a complicated problem that could potentially have many layers to it. I don’t expect a children’s book to solve your child’s issues around food, but having the “right” book gives you the opportunity to talk about food...

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Picky Eating Solutions: A Mother’s Testimony

Picky Eating Solutions: A Mother’s Testimony

  I am tremendously grateful to Marissa, awesome mom and elementary school teacher, for writing this post I am sharing with you today. Marissa is not a blogger, nor does she have any marketing connections that she is trying to promote. She wrote this post because...

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Help for Picky Eaters: Using Dips

Help for Picky Eaters: Using Dips

I have been remiss in not sharing with you this very valuable tool in helping picky eaters and problem feeders eat a larger variety of foods. Incorporating dips into your child’s meal could make a huge difference, especially when used in combination with other...

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Trying NEW Foods with Kids and Picky Eaters

Trying NEW Foods with Kids and Picky Eaters

I felt inspired to type this post up today after my picky eater easily and readily ate spinach on his grilled cheese. I was surprised by how well it went myself, and really wanted to share it with all of you since so many of you find your way here looking for ways to...

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Mealtime Rules: Yea, Nay, or Maybe?

Mealtime Rules: Yea, Nay, or Maybe?

  I often have people ask me about the mealtime “rules” they have heard about or their  friends use. What should they follow and what should they not? It can be difficult to navigate with so much different advice flying around.  As a pediatric OT that...

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Turning My Picky Eater Around: An Easy to Follow Plan

Turning My Picky Eater Around: An Easy to Follow Plan

It has been a while since I’ve talked about my second son, Isaac, and his own difficulties with eating. Some of you may remember the numerous Cooking with Your Kid posts where I talked about strategies I used with him. Or, the post I wrote, Practicing Patience,...

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Gardening with Kids: Improve Your Kid’s Eating!

Gardening with Kids: Improve Your Kid’s Eating!

Gardens are powerful positive food experiences for kids, any effort you put into it won’t be in vain. Learn how to use one to get your child to eat new foods. Affiliate links used below. I love gardening! Admittedly, I’m not that good at it and still have...

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Tips for Picky Eaters: {Serving Meals Family Style}

Tips for Picky Eaters: {Serving Meals Family Style}

Want to get your picky eater eating healthy meals or even just more foods?  I know, the answer is obvious, but the solution isn’t necessarily simple.  As I have written many posts that address the heavy burden of picky eaters/problem feeders, there are many...

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How to Get Your Kid to Eat Meat

How to Get Your Kid to Eat Meat

This is part 3 in a series of “How to Get Your Kids to Eat ________”. The first two segments addressed veggies, click here to see what you missed. Meat is tough for kids, literally! Parents often share their concerns with me about their child’s...

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Getting Kids to Eat Veggies {Part 2}

Getting Kids to Eat Veggies {Part 2}

In Part 1 of this series on vegetables, which includes some experts from this post, I shared some quick and easy ways to get more vegetables into your kid’s diet. And in the Mega List of Vegetable Recipes you have lots of specific recipes to inspire you!  But,...

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Picky Eater Kids- FunBites Review

Picky Eater Kids- FunBites Review

A few weeks ago I noticed some pins on Pinterest about FunBites.  I had never heard of the nifty little contraption and went right over to their website.  I was immediately drawn to it as an occupational therapist, I’ll elaborate more on that in a minute.  So I...

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5 Reasons Kids Refuse to Eat

5 Reasons Kids Refuse to Eat

People ask me all the time, “Why doesn’t my kid eat?”  Most of you know how frustrating meal time can be when you try something new or worse when you serve something they’ve eaten before and then refuse to eat! Most kids will do this...

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Easy Feeding Tips…From My Table to Yours

Easy Feeding Tips…From My Table to Yours

Our family is in a huge transition right now.  11 weeks ago we moved in temporarily with my mother after selling our house before we could move into our new one.  I knew there would probably be set backs in all areas of my 2 year old’s life.  Our routines are...

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Getting Your “Picky” Eater to Explore New Foods

Getting Your “Picky” Eater to Explore New Foods

I am excited to announce that I am sharing my first guest post today, over at Playing With Words 365! This post is for anyone who is struggling with their kids variety of foods, but any parent can take away some great ideas.   “Picky” eaters can be...

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Kid During Meals

5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Kid During Meals

I have been meaning to write this post for a while now, in fact it was one of my first ideas.  It has been on my mind because the language and environment we create around eating can significantly impact how our kids eat, for the good or for the bad.  I hear...

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Not-Spicy Asian Peanut Sauce Recipe for Kids

Not-Spicy Asian Peanut Sauce Recipe for Kids

For those of you following the blog, I am asking for a little patience.  We are in the process of moving and life is more than hectic right now, please forgive the short post, or any delay that may occur with next week’s post.  Once we get settled into our...

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Picky Eater Tip: Put it on a Stick!

Picky Eater Tip: Put it on a Stick!

This is the second post in a regular series I have started, Picky Eater Tips.  Click here, if you missed the first tip. Although this tip is great for “picky” eaters, all kids will enjoy it.  Kids love to eat food on sticks!  I have to admit, I enjoy it...

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Cooking with Your Kid: Quiche, Made Your Way

Cooking with Your Kid: Quiche, Made Your Way

Quiche is a perfect, light, summer dish that is very forgiving and versatile.  I love to cook anything that requires you to throw everything into one pot or bowl and stir.  Also, you can serve it up for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and it reheats well for leftovers....

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Blueberry Corn Bread

Blueberry Corn Bread

It is Memorial Day Weekend and while we pause to remember the brave men and women that have honored our country, we naturally want to eat that which symbolizes Americana.  Cornbread, is one of the first things that comes to mind.  Of course, I wanted to up...

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Relax, You are Doing a Good Job!

Relax, You are Doing a Good Job!

  The kids and I went on a “play date” (I hate that term) today with two other kids that are Sam’s age.  The mom’s are good friends of mine and we have been getting together every couple of weeks since Sam was born.  One of mom’s...

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Cooking with Your Kid: Paella with Roasted Red Pepper

Cooking with Your Kid: Paella with Roasted Red Pepper

  So I wasn’t planning on posting anything about tonight’s dinner, but it was such a success I thought it would be helpful to share it.  As a result of this impromptu nature, I was only able to grab a last minute picture of the finished product.  I...

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Fish for Kids: Tilapia – How to Cook it!

Fish for Kids: Tilapia – How to Cook it!

  Tilapia, quinoa, and mixed veggies for all! In case you haven’t figured it out by now I am a little bit of a foodie.  I love food and trying new things to eat. I guess I should since it’s my job to get kid’s to eat more!  I love fish, but I...

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Why Screen Time and Eating are a Bad Idea

Why Screen Time and Eating are a Bad Idea

  Pre-kids I use to enjoy sitting down in front of the boob tube for dinner occasionally and just watching a rerun of Cash Cab or something from the DVR.  I would settle down into the couch, plate in my lap and eat away.  I always ate faster and more when I was...

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Cooking with Your Kid: Pumpkin Waffles

Cooking with Your Kid: Pumpkin Waffles

Cooking with your kid is a great way to get them interested in eating their meal and introducing new foods.  When we give our kids something new to eat it often just shows up on their plate, looking totally foreign.  They don’t know where it came from, what it...

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Try and Try at Least 12 Times

Try and Try at Least 12 Times

    Everyone has food preferences, some more than others, but did you know that it takes at least 10-12 times to know if we really don’t like something?  That’s right, let that sink in a minute… Remember, the brussel sprouts that you swore...

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Developmental Milestones

How Much Milk Should A Toddler Drink?

How Much Milk Should A Toddler Drink?

Many parents wonder, how much milk should a toddler drink, because it changes drastically at 1 years old! Get the answer, plus the best sippy cup for milk and what to do when your 2 year won’t eat and only drinks milk. (This post contains affiliate links.) In...

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What to Do When Baby Won’t Eat Solids: 7 Simple Steps

What to Do When Baby Won’t Eat Solids: 7 Simple Steps

When your baby won’t eat solids it can be stressful. Learn why your baby is refusing food and how to get them to eat solid foods with 7 simple steps! (affiliate links used)   The spoon hits the floor. A nasty face is made, maybe your baby even shutters or...

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The Best High Calorie Foods for Babies

The Best High Calorie Foods for Babies

The best 19 high calorie foods for babies, tips for baby weight gain, and high calorie baby food recipes and easy add-ins. Everything you need in one spot! Affiliate links are used below.   There are two reasons parents are often looking for high calorie foods...

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Stopping Breastfeeding: The Complete Guide

Stopping Breastfeeding: The Complete Guide

  I’m a little ashamed that I haven’t written this post sooner, as an OT I have shared lots of baby and toddler milestone tutorials, including How to Wean from a Bottle. But, I haven’t addressed stopping breastfeeding, and how to get it done...

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Feeding Red Flags for Babies and Toddlers

Feeding Red Flags for Babies and Toddlers

One of the most popular reasons parents find their way to Your Kid’s Table is because their baby or toddler isn’t eating baby food, table food, or both. Obviously, this is a huge area of concern for parents. These refusals are usually a red flag that...

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Feeding Schedule for 11, 12, and 13 month olds

Feeding Schedule for 11, 12, and 13 month olds

This post is sponsored by Litecup USA.   A baby’s first year is filled with many changes, and as it comes to a close around 11 to 12 months, often one of the biggest changes is fully transitioning to table foods and totally leaving behind baby food. At the...

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Feeding Schedule for 8, 9, and 10 month olds

Feeding Schedule for 8, 9, and 10 month olds

A complete feeding schedule for 8, 9, and 10 month old babies. Plus tips for transitioning to finger foods. This guide will give you total peace of mind.   Your baby is getting bigger, and they are approaching their first birthday. So… what, when, and how...

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How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

Joleen from Baby Sleep 101 is here with us today sharing some wonderful and practical tips to help your baby, toddler, or child get the sleep the need. Plus, she lays out exactly how much sleep your child needs depending on their age.  I was so happy when Joleen...

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Ultimate List of Mealtime Must Haves for Baby

Ultimate List of Mealtime Must Haves for Baby

Since I have started feeding my third child baby and table foods about 6 weeks ago, I’ve really fine-tuned what I actually need for mealtime.  With the added experience of working with lots of families with young children, I have tried lots of products, and...

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Introducing Baby Food: Everything You Need to Know

Introducing Baby Food: Everything You Need to Know

The when, what, and how of introducing baby food. Find out the best first foods and what to do at your baby’s first meal to lay the path for healthy eating habits. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience and any purchases made through those links...

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Baby Led Weaning Pros and Cons, What You Need to Know

Baby Led Weaning Pros and Cons, What You Need to Know

There has been a lot of buzz about Baby Led Weaning (BLW) in the last few years, and I often get parents asking how I feel about the topic.  I can’t give a clear yes or no because it depends on several factors, and I wanted to explain my thoughts as a pediatric...

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Feeding Baby: {Book Review}

Feeding Baby: {Book Review}

Disclosure: A copy of the book being reviewed was given to me at no cost. However, no agreement was made prior to this post about the opinion I would share. The opinion you read here is completely my own and is not influenced by any other party. This post also...

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Toddler Portion Sizes: Everything You Need to Know

Toddler Portion Sizes: Everything You Need to Know

Parent’s frequently ask me how much their child needs to be eating, especially toddlers. Parents get nervous that their child may not be getting the nutrition they need or enough calories to grow. So, what are the recommended toddler portion sizes for food...

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How to Wean Baby From Bottle

How to Wean Baby From Bottle

Affiliate Links Provided Many of you have asked for this post over the last year or so.  While I have worked on this as an OT with the families I service, I haven’t had to as a Momma. My kids avoided the bottle at all costs (they were breast fed for a year),...

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Help for Infants and Toddlers: Early Intervention

Help for Infants and Toddlers: Early Intervention

I am a pediatric occupational therapist, but the bulk of my experience has been in Pennsylvania’s Early Intervention program.  Do you know what early intervention (EI) is? I hope so, but I know that many of you don’t. I want to rectify that because if you...

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Transitioning Your Baby (or Toddler) to Table Foods

Transitioning Your Baby (or Toddler) to Table Foods

This is part 2 of transitioning your baby to table foods, since I had so much to say on the subject!  In the last post, I taught you how to start off with puffs and moving to soft cubed foods like bananas and cooked vegetables, if you missed it, check it out here. In...

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How to Teach Your Baby to Drink from a Straw

How to Teach Your Baby to Drink from a Straw

Learn how to teach baby to drink from a straw in minutes using one of three different tricks quickly and easily. Plus, discover the best straw sippy cup! Any parent with a baby or toddler knows that there are a multitude of sippy cups available to choose from.  It can...

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Mega List of Table Foods for Your Baby or Toddler

Mega List of Table Foods for Your Baby or Toddler

It is time to talk about the first real-deal table foods you should give your baby.  Most of the ideas I am sharing are for babies 10 months and up, but it really depends on how well your baby or toddler is chewing up foods.  You could be introducing these a little...

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How to Make Your Own Baby Food – Simplified!

How to Make Your Own Baby Food – Simplified!

                         Home-made baby food: beets in the OXO baby food storage tray. I hate to go into this long tedious explanation of how to make baby food, but there are quite a few steps involved and I want to make sure you get it just right… Ummm, not...

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Benefits of Homemade Baby Food

Benefits of Homemade Baby Food

I know this is going to be a tough sell, many are skeptical, but making your own baby food has some real benefits, namely, increasing your future toddlers food variety.  It does require more time than twisting open the lid of a jar, but it’s not that bad, and...

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Sensory Play

Easy to Use Sensory Diet Template with a Free PDF

Easy to Use Sensory Diet Template with a Free PDF

Get an awesome printable sensory diet template! Learn 4 simple steps to create your own sensory diet and get inspired with tons of sensory diet examples and ideas. Affiliate links are used below. For the last few months I’ve been sharing different pieces of the...

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100+ Awesome and Easy Sensory Diet Activities

100+ Awesome and Easy Sensory Diet Activities

This is the ultimate list of sensory diet activities for kids. Many ideas can be done with common household items and are easy to use and put into your routine! I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while now, its a big one, filled to the brim with sensory diet...

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What is a Sensory Diet: Does My Child Need One?

What is a Sensory Diet: Does My Child Need One?

If you suspect underlying (or obvious) sensory issues in your child or toddler, then it won’t be long before you hear or come across the idea of a sensory diet, and then soon after you’re asking, “Hey, wait, What is a sensory diet?”  As an OT,...

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How to Choose the “Right” Sensory Toy for Your Child

How to Choose the “Right” Sensory Toy for Your Child

This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. If your child has some sensory processing needs than you have likely at least considered getting them a sensory toy, but the premise of choosing the “right” one for your child...

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The Ultimate Sensory Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

The Ultimate Sensory Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

This post contains affiliates links and sponsored links. All opinions are my own. With the holiday’s right around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favorite “little” sensory toys that I love as an Occupational Therapist and mom.  Everything on...

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13 Easy Sensory Strategies for the Classroom

13 Easy Sensory Strategies for the Classroom

Top sensory strategies for the classroom and how to set up a great relationship with your child’s teacher so their sensory diet is working for everyone in the class. This post is sponsored by Fun and Function and contains affiliate links.   Many kids that...

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11 Sensory Red Flags

11 Sensory Red Flags

  Due to the enormous popularity of 10 Sensory Red Flags, I wanted to share with you a few more, because the truth is there are a lot. Part of my mission here at Your Kid’s Table is to demystify sensory processing, but the shear volume of behaviors that...

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Genius Activities for Sensory Seeking Kids

Genius Activities for Sensory Seeking Kids

Understanding and providing sensory seeking activities to calm and organize sensory seeking behaviors in your “wild” child. Products provided for review, affiliate links used. Would you describe your child as wild, rough, or dangerous… maybe even...

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10 Sensory Red Flags You Might Be Missing

10 Sensory Red Flags You Might Be Missing

Commonly overlooked sensory symptoms and signs of sensory issues that could be a clue to your child’s needs, which will decrease confusion and frustration. This thing happens to me all the time as a pediatric OT… I’m talking to parents during a consult, a...

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Everything Oral Sensory: The Total Guide

Everything Oral Sensory: The Total Guide

Find our exactly what oral sensory processing is, indicators that your child has oral sensory needs, and oral sensory diet activities to help improve it! This post is sponsored by Chewigem USA   I want to take a minute to thank today’s sponsor, Chewigem...

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How to Support Sensory and Discipline Fairly

How to Support Sensory and Discipline Fairly

Please join me in giving Wendy Bertagnole of Imperfect Mom a warm welcome. She is here today writing a wonderfully helpful guest post on supporting your child’s sensory needs while still disciplining, when necessary. Of course, Wendy is no stranger around here....

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How to Create a Quick and Easy Sensory Tent

How to Create a Quick and Easy Sensory Tent

Sensory tents can be amazing powerful tools to calm and organize children. I’ll give you quick and steps to set one up that will work in your home! Today’s post is brought to you by Chewigem USA. Amazon affiliate links are used for your convenience.  We...

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A Big Announcement: Sensory E-Course

A Big Announcement: Sensory E-Course

Many of you have found your way to Your Kid’s Table because you are looking for research-based, therapeutic strategies to help your child eat better and/or meet their sensory needs. For a long time, I’ve been wanting to give parents additional...

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8 Secret Strategies for Sensory Issues with Food

8 Secret Strategies for Sensory Issues with Food

Why do children have sensory food aversions? And, how can you help them overcome sensory issues with food? Get the answers and 8 simple strategies… (Affiliate links used below)   From the very beginning of Your Kid’s Table, I have always wanted to...

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Sensory Processing Difficulties in Kids

Sensory Processing Difficulties in Kids

I am huge proponent of early intervention, the often free service available to children 0-3 living in the U.S. with developmental delays or disabilities.  Services are completed in the child’s home and can address a variety of areas of development from feeding...

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Picky Eating Solutions: A Mother’s Testimony

Picky Eating Solutions: A Mother’s Testimony

  I am tremendously grateful to Marissa, awesome mom and elementary school teacher, for writing this post I am sharing with you today. Marissa is not a blogger, nor does she have any marketing connections that she is trying to promote. She wrote this post because...

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10 Ideas for Unique Sensory Play in the Kitchen

10 Ideas for Unique Sensory Play in the Kitchen

I am grateful to Ilana for guest posting today at Your Kid’s Table while I’m on maternity leave with number 3. She works over at Fun and Function and is a physical therapist. She has some unique and fun sensory play ideas that you can do – easily...

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Book Review: {101 Kids Activities}

Book Review: {101 Kids Activities}

Disclosure: A copy of the book being reviewed was given to me at no cost. However, no agreement was made prior to this post about the opinion I would share. The opinion you read here is completely my own and is not influenced by any other party. This post also...

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Sensory Diet Tool: {Senseez Review}

Sensory Diet Tool: {Senseez Review}

I am excited to share a fun and affordable sensory tool with you today- Senseez. I contacted them a few months ago about writing a review because as an occupational therapist it seemed like something that might help some of the families I work with. Particularly, kids...

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Help for Infants and Toddlers: Early Intervention

Help for Infants and Toddlers: Early Intervention

I am a pediatric occupational therapist, but the bulk of my experience has been in Pennsylvania’s Early Intervention program.  Do you know what early intervention (EI) is? I hope so, but I know that many of you don’t. I want to rectify that because if you...

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Sensory Play Ideas for Summer!

Sensory Play Ideas for Summer!

With each new season comes unique opportunities for sensory play.  At the start of each season I kind of have a mental bucket list of all the fun sensory things I want to expose the kids to (remember my fall sensory post?) Obviously, because of the warm temperatures...

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10 Awesome and Affordable Sensory Toys

10 Awesome and Affordable Sensory Toys

It is the holiday season, which leaves many parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles on the hunt for toys a child will treasure.  It can be challenging, to say the least!  I have compiled a list of my top ten favorite sensory toys that any child could enjoy.  Of...

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22 Simple and Unique Fall Sensory Activities

22 Simple and Unique Fall Sensory Activities

22 awesome and easy fall sensory activities that are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids!   Yay! Today is the first day of October, we are now into the full swing of fall! There are so many wonderful opportunities to explore new sensory experiences in this...

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How to Teach Your Baby to Drink from a Straw

How to Teach Your Baby to Drink from a Straw

Learn how to teach baby to drink from a straw in minutes using one of three different tricks quickly and easily. Plus, discover the best straw sippy cup! Any parent with a baby or toddler knows that there are a multitude of sippy cups available to choose from.  It can...

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Ultimate List of Sensory Bin Ideas

Ultimate List of Sensory Bin Ideas

 40 plus awesome sensory bin ideas that are perfect for home or school. And, get tips to encourage play and benefits of sensory bins. Lots of sensory bin/box ideas are floating around in the blogosphere and pop up on Pinterest from time to time.  As an occupational...

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Sensory Pillow Mountain

Sensory Pillow Mountain

I want to start off my saying that I have added a new tab to my navigation bar, Sensory Basics.  I wanted to have a stand alone resource that explains the basics of exactly what sensory play means, as well as some other terms that we frequently use in the business of...

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DIY Sensory Tunnel

DIY Sensory Tunnel

Update: I now have an entire page dedicated to Sensory Processing/Play. If you are looking for more information about sensory play, click here. The term “sensory” is becoming more mainstream, but I know it is still a foreign concept to many people.  So,...

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A Weekend Play Idea: Sensory Scarf Box

A Weekend Play Idea: Sensory Scarf Box

I wanted to share a quick idea for a fun play activity that is great for babies and toddlers.  I did this for my first born because it made me crazy that he kept charging after the Kleenex box once he started crawling, pulling out each tissue and trying to eat them. I...

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Cooking with Your Kids – Recipes

Incredibly Easy Fish Cakes for Kids and Babies

Incredibly Easy Fish Cakes for Kids and Babies

An easy baby and kid friendly fish recipe your child will eat, fish cakes for kids and babies. Quick and delicious with a tasty dip to serve alongside your kid’s fish cakes. Plus, tips for serving to babies and picky eaters. Affiliate links are used below. ...

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The Essential One-Stop Guide for Easy Toddler Meals

The Essential One-Stop Guide for Easy Toddler Meals

Over 50 easy toddler meals and food ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, special hand picked recipes for picky toddlers and a free printable.  Affiliate links are used below. It’s so easy to fall into a rut of feeding our kids the same things over and...

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Immune Booster Carrot Cake Smoothie for Kids

Immune Booster Carrot Cake Smoothie for Kids

Fight back against the germs with this delicious and easy super immune booster smoothie recipe that’s perfect for kids too.  This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. It’s that time of year again… cold and flu season. Boooooo! But, honestly,...

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The Easiest Homemade Mild Taco Seasoning Recipe

The Easiest Homemade Mild Taco Seasoning Recipe

Super easy homemade mild taco seasoning recipe with ingredients you already have in your cupboard with no added preservatives! Easily adjustable recipe that’s perfect for kids. A staple around our house is tacos. We typically make them with ground turkey, but...

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Family Friendly April Monthly Menu Plan

Family Friendly April Monthly Menu Plan

Family friendly, easy, budget friendly, kid-approved, monthly menu plan with regular food from a mom of three and pediatric OT.   For quite some time I have wanted to share my monthly menu plan with you all, and today I FINALLY get to do that. In this post you...

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Trying NEW Foods with Kids and Picky Eaters

Trying NEW Foods with Kids and Picky Eaters

I felt inspired to type this post up today after my picky eater easily and readily ate spinach on his grilled cheese. I was surprised by how well it went myself, and really wanted to share it with all of you since so many of you find your way here looking for ways to...

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Getting Kids to Eat Veggies {Part 2}

Getting Kids to Eat Veggies {Part 2}

In Part 1 of this series on vegetables, which includes some experts from this post, I shared some quick and easy ways to get more vegetables into your kid’s diet. And in the Mega List of Vegetable Recipes you have lots of specific recipes to inspire you!  But,...

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FunBites Giveaway and Kids Halloween Fun Food

FunBites Giveaway and Kids Halloween Fun Food

I am very excited that Your Kid’s Table is hosting its very first giveaway!  Last month I reviewed a fantastic little gadget, FunBites, see that post here.  FunBites gave me another shape to try out, triangles, for some inspiring Halloween foods, as always full...

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Easy Sorbet Recipe for Kids

Easy Sorbet Recipe for Kids

  Well, it has been a while since I shared a recipe and I just couldn’t pass this one up. Before I get to the actual recipe, I wanted to share some strategies on getting your kiddo to expand their variety of foods.  Most kids can use a little help in this...

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Not-Spicy Asian Peanut Sauce Recipe for Kids

Not-Spicy Asian Peanut Sauce Recipe for Kids

For those of you following the blog, I am asking for a little patience.  We are in the process of moving and life is more than hectic right now, please forgive the short post, or any delay that may occur with next week’s post.  Once we get settled into our...

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Picky Eater Tip: Put it on a Stick!

Picky Eater Tip: Put it on a Stick!

This is the second post in a regular series I have started, Picky Eater Tips.  Click here, if you missed the first tip. Although this tip is great for “picky” eaters, all kids will enjoy it.  Kids love to eat food on sticks!  I have to admit, I enjoy it...

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Cooking with Your Kid: Quiche, Made Your Way

Cooking with Your Kid: Quiche, Made Your Way

Quiche is a perfect, light, summer dish that is very forgiving and versatile.  I love to cook anything that requires you to throw everything into one pot or bowl and stir.  Also, you can serve it up for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and it reheats well for leftovers....

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Blueberry Corn Bread

Blueberry Corn Bread

It is Memorial Day Weekend and while we pause to remember the brave men and women that have honored our country, we naturally want to eat that which symbolizes Americana.  Cornbread, is one of the first things that comes to mind.  Of course, I wanted to up...

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Cooking with Your Kid: Paella with Roasted Red Pepper

Cooking with Your Kid: Paella with Roasted Red Pepper

  So I wasn’t planning on posting anything about tonight’s dinner, but it was such a success I thought it would be helpful to share it.  As a result of this impromptu nature, I was only able to grab a last minute picture of the finished product.  I...

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Fish for Kids: Tilapia – How to Cook it!

Fish for Kids: Tilapia – How to Cook it!

  Tilapia, quinoa, and mixed veggies for all! In case you haven’t figured it out by now I am a little bit of a foodie.  I love food and trying new things to eat. I guess I should since it’s my job to get kid’s to eat more!  I love fish, but I...

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Cooking with Your Kid: Pumpkin Waffles

Cooking with Your Kid: Pumpkin Waffles

Cooking with your kid is a great way to get them interested in eating their meal and introducing new foods.  When we give our kids something new to eat it often just shows up on their plate, looking totally foreign.  They don’t know where it came from, what it...

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Health – Nutrition

Incredibly Easy Fish Cakes for Kids and Babies

Incredibly Easy Fish Cakes for Kids and Babies

An easy baby and kid friendly fish recipe your child will eat, fish cakes for kids and babies. Quick and delicious with a tasty dip to serve alongside your kid’s fish cakes. Plus, tips for serving to babies and picky eaters. Affiliate links are used below. ...

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How Much Milk Should A Toddler Drink?

How Much Milk Should A Toddler Drink?

Many parents wonder, how much milk should a toddler drink, because it changes drastically at 1 years old! Get the answer, plus the best sippy cup for milk and what to do when your 2 year won’t eat and only drinks milk. (This post contains affiliate links.) In...

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The Best High Calorie Foods for Babies

The Best High Calorie Foods for Babies

The best 19 high calorie foods for babies, tips for baby weight gain, and high calorie baby food recipes and easy add-ins. Everything you need in one spot! Affiliate links are used below.   There are two reasons parents are often looking for high calorie foods...

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The Essential One-Stop Guide for Easy Toddler Meals

The Essential One-Stop Guide for Easy Toddler Meals

Over 50 easy toddler meals and food ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, special hand picked recipes for picky toddlers and a free printable.  Affiliate links are used below. It’s so easy to fall into a rut of feeding our kids the same things over and...

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Immune Booster Carrot Cake Smoothie for Kids

Immune Booster Carrot Cake Smoothie for Kids

Fight back against the germs with this delicious and easy super immune booster smoothie recipe that’s perfect for kids too.  This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. It’s that time of year again… cold and flu season. Boooooo! But, honestly,...

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Does Your Child Need Vitamins?

Does Your Child Need Vitamins?

Do you ever wonder if your child needs a vitamin, especially if they are a picky eater? It’s a common question and a legitimate concern for sure.  To be honest, it’s one I’ve wondered myself. That’s why I turned to the amazing Sarah Remmer, a...

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Mega List of Vegetable Recipes for Kids

Mega List of Vegetable Recipes for Kids

Wish your kid would eat more veggies? Most parents do! This collection of vegetable recipes for kids will inspire you and get your kid eating! Ugh, vegetables, aren’t they the thorn in most parents side?  I know very few parents that are happy with the amount of...

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Is Your Picky Eater Healthy?

Is Your Picky Eater Healthy?

  The biggest reason picky eating is incredibly stressful for parents is because parents are worried that their child isn’t getting enough nutrition or calories to be healthy and growing well.  I have heard the questions hundreds of times: “My son...

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A Hidden Cause of Picky Eating: Acid Reflux

A Hidden Cause of Picky Eating: Acid Reflux

This post is sponsored by Maty’s Healthy Products. I will be the first to admit that there are many causes to picky eating, and most often there are several layers to the problem. However, working to get to the bottom of why the whole thing started has a lot of...

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Does Your Child Eat Enough Variety?

Does Your Child Eat Enough Variety?

    What is the biggest frustration parents usually have with picky eaters… The lack of variety!  That is the very definition of a picky eater, right? Even parents that wouldn’t consider their kids to be picky eaters would usually prefer their...

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Family Friendly April Monthly Menu Plan

Family Friendly April Monthly Menu Plan

Family friendly, easy, budget friendly, kid-approved, monthly menu plan with regular food from a mom of three and pediatric OT.   For quite some time I have wanted to share my monthly menu plan with you all, and today I FINALLY get to do that. In this post you...

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Help for Picky Eaters Taking Medicine from Maty’s

Help for Picky Eaters Taking Medicine from Maty’s

*This is a sponsored post.   It’s that time of year… The weather is changing… Kids are in school… Germs are being shared… Kids are getting sick. While there are certainly measures we can take to prevent these infections, sometimes...

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Feeding Schedule for 8, 9, and 10 month olds

Feeding Schedule for 8, 9, and 10 month olds

A complete feeding schedule for 8, 9, and 10 month old babies. Plus tips for transitioning to finger foods. This guide will give you total peace of mind.   Your baby is getting bigger, and they are approaching their first birthday. So… what, when, and how...

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The Ultimate List of Baby/Toddler Meal Ideas

The Ultimate List of Baby/Toddler Meal Ideas

Huge list of toddler and baby meal ideas. Perfect for baby led weaning, transitioning to table foods, or toddlers. Meals the whole family can eat. *Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Three years ago I wrote a big list of baby...

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Natural Constipation Relief for Kids {Part 2}

Natural Constipation Relief for Kids {Part 2}

Last year I posted an article on constipation relief in kids, and was very surprised at the response. So many more of you are dealing with constipation problems than I had realized.  As I mentioned the first time around, I often support these issues with kids that...

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Boost Your Child’s Immune System!

Boost Your Child’s Immune System!

This post is part of the Healthy New Year, Happy Kids Series that is brought to you by the Inspired Treehouse (an OT/PT blogging team).  I am happy to be one of 19 “expert” bloggers writing about all areas of child development this month. You can find the...

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Children’s Books to Help with Picky Eating

Children’s Books to Help with Picky Eating

Picky eating is often a complicated problem that could potentially have many layers to it. I don’t expect a children’s book to solve your child’s issues around food, but having the “right” book gives you the opportunity to talk about food...

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Feeding Baby: {Book Review}

Feeding Baby: {Book Review}

Disclosure: A copy of the book being reviewed was given to me at no cost. However, no agreement was made prior to this post about the opinion I would share. The opinion you read here is completely my own and is not influenced by any other party. This post also...

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What Helps Constipation in Kids?

What Helps Constipation in Kids?

Constipation has been an issue in my house for the last 3.5 years.  It is a huge thorn in my side and frustrates me often.  As an OT that specializes in feeding, I knew well about constipation and the effects it can have on a child’s eating habits.  I know more...

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Toddler Portion Sizes: Everything You Need to Know

Toddler Portion Sizes: Everything You Need to Know

Parent’s frequently ask me how much their child needs to be eating, especially toddlers. Parents get nervous that their child may not be getting the nutrition they need or enough calories to grow. So, what are the recommended toddler portion sizes for food...

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Getting Kids to Eat Veggies {Part 2}

Getting Kids to Eat Veggies {Part 2}

In Part 1 of this series on vegetables, which includes some experts from this post, I shared some quick and easy ways to get more vegetables into your kid’s diet. And in the Mega List of Vegetable Recipes you have lots of specific recipes to inspire you!  But,...

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How Much Sugar is in Your Kid’s Food?

How Much Sugar is in Your Kid’s Food?

Sugar.  We know our kids shouldn’t have a lot of it.  We know cookies, cake, and soda are loaded with it.  If we only give our kids those high-sugar special foods in moderation, then we are moderating their sugar, right… Sadly, the answer is no!  Many of...

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