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Are There Sensory Red Flags You Could Be Missing?

 

It’s so frustrating when your child has frequent meltdowns, never stops moving, or doesn’t listen. These are all signs of sensory "issues" but there are more.  Learn more with our 21 Sensory Red Flags You Might Be Missing.

How to Teach Your Baby or Toddler to Eat Table Foods

 

It’s alarming when your baby refuses or has trouble chewing their food. They may spit it out, gag, or refuse to even try. You need a plan! How about 10 simple steps to teach your baby how to eat table foods.

Table Food Trouble

We take it for granted but eating is a skill and some babies and toddlers need help learning to eat and enjoy table foods. 

Some babies, 1 and 2 year olds don’t want to eat. They might gag or spit out food. From difficulty transitioning to table foods to toddler food aversions we’ve got you covered. 

If your baby or toddler is struggling with table foods this collection of articles from a pediatric occupational therapist are a great start to learning how to eat with current best practices based on research and clinical experience. 

 

Pocketing Food Strategies and Causes in Kids

Learn exactly what pocketing food is, strategies for how to move past it, and why kids, toddlers, and even babies will pocket their food!   She said, “My daughter does this really weird thing… she doesn’t swallow her food and holds it in her mouth, sometimes for hours.” My first response was, as strange as it seems, it’s quite common for feeding therapists like myself to see. It’s called pocketing food. Pocketing food can...

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How to Transition Your Baby to Table Foods Easily and Safely

Learn when babies start eating table foods and how to transition them to eating table and finger foods. With this plan from an occupational therapist, you’ll feel confident you’re doing it safely!       As an occupational therapist that specializes in feeding, I often get asked how to transition a baby or toddler onto table foods. These questions usually come from parents that are struggling through the process with a baby (under 12...

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Food Aversion Explained: Causes, Treatment, & Support

Learn what a food aversion is, how it affects toddlers and kids, and when it’s a sensory food aversion!    Some kids utterly refuse to eat a particular food(s), often the foods parents consider “healthy”. Or, they’re disgusted by strong smells and have food preferences that they will not stray from. Do they have a food aversion???    What is a Food Aversion?   A food aversion is when a child consistently...

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12 Feeding Goals for Picky Eaters

Get inspired with the list of feeding goals for picky eaters that’s perfect for OT’s and speech therapists that are providing pediatric feeding therapy! If you’ve found your way here from a Google search as an occupational therapist (OT) or a speech-language pathologist (SLP) for feeding goals for picky eaters, you’ll find a lot of examples below.   But, this is also a parent-friendly post, because I think, as a parent, it’s...

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Top 5 Posts of Your Kid’s Table Ever (+ the Behind Scenes Story of How it All Began) 

Whoohoo, we’re celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Your Kid’s Table. Find the top 5 posts of all time and get the scoop on the back story that’s never been told.  10 years ago today, as I’m sitting writing this, I published the very first blog post on Your Kid’s Table in a hope that maybe, just maybe, parents struggling with their kid’s eating and sensory issues would find their way to me.  While a lot has changed...

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8 Big Feeding Red Flags for Babies and Toddlers

Is your baby or toddler gagging on foods all of a sudden? Does your toddler chew food and spit it out? Or, your baby won’t put food in their mouth? Find out what’s normal and what’s not from a pediatric occupational therapist.  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...

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What is Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD)?  A Diagnosis for Extreme Picky Eaters

Learn exactly what this new diagnosis of Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD) means for picky eater kids, how it differs from ARFID, and how to help kids overcome PFD with ways that align that with positive parenting.   Have you heard the news? As of October 1st, 2021 there is a brand new diagnosis for kids. It’s called Pediatric Feeding Disorder, or PFD, and is much needed. As an occupational therapist that specializes in feeding, my hope is that it helps...

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Why Some Kids Gag and Throw Up When They Eat or Even Look at Food!

Does your kid gag or throw up when they look at, touch, or taste a new or different food? It seems odd and is worrisome, but it’s critical to understand why your child is gagging/vomiting and how you can help them!   Your heart skips a beat when you see your child gag. Are they choking? Are they going to throw up? Is everything okay??? You rush to their side to figure out what’s going on, but it’s unclear why they’re gagging or even...

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3 Tricks to Get Kids to Eat WITHOUT Their Tablet or TV

It can be a serious stressor when your child will only eat if they’re distracted by a screen! There’s a way to help them learn how to eat without any screens, try these 3 tricks today…   Will your child ONLY eat if they’re distracted by a tablet that’s endlessly playing YouTube videos? Or, are they sitting in front of the TV watching Paw Patrol as you “sneak” bites into their mouth while they are distracted with the...

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Why We Shouldn’t Blame Parents for Their Kid’s Picky Eating

Have you or somebody else blamed your kid’s picky eating on YOU? Think again, because parents often aren’t the reason for their kid’s picky eating. Learn why and how we can help parents of picky eaters. Give her what you’re making for dinner and if she doesn’t eat it, then let her wait for breakfast. She’ll learn to eat what you serve, and you can stop catering to her. What are the parents doing with Benny, he wouldn’t...

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