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Pocketing Food Strategies and Causes in Kids

Learn exactly what pocketing food is, strategies 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 to her was that, as strange as it seems, it’s quite common for feeding therapists to see, and it’s called pocketing food. Pocketing food can play out...

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5 Myths About Babies and Toddlers that Won’t Eat Table Foods

Some babies and toddlers have a hard time learning to eat solids, table, and finger foods.  When they do there are some damaging myths that must be busted so they can learn to eat!     It’s not talked about a lot.  I suppose it’s rooted in the fact that a lot of doctors and professionals aren’t trained in feeding delays. For many, when babies and/or toddlers don’t want to or can’t eat table foods, the most common response is,...

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8 Things You Can Do When a Toddler Refuses to Eat

Get real solutions for when a toddler refuses to eat that you can start using today, and learn about why toddler eating habits matter. You’ll also find food ideas for picky toddlers inside!     Terrified. Overwhelmed. Confused.  When you’ve placed another meal in front of your toddler and they’ve refused to eat it again, you’re likely feeling all of these different emotions.  Those feelings only intensify when you’re around another...

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Unknown Details About Sensory Issues in Babies

Learn how to make sense out of sensory issues in babies! And, get specific tips for helping support babies with sensory issues so that together, you can overcome and manage the signs and symptoms.    When I was pregnant with my first child, I dreamed about my to-be son having my blue eyes and his father’s sense of humor.  But, because I was a pediatric OT, I often let my mind wonder if he would have any challenges, as I knew there were many that any child...

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6 Tips to Get Babies and Toddlers to Stop Throwing Food!

Need help with your baby or toddler throwing food on the floor during meals? Get these easy strategies you can start using today from a mom and feeding therapist that’s been there.  I’ve been pushed over the edge during countless meals because another piece of food, a whole plate of dinner, or a straw cup filled with milk, soared through the air to splatter all over the floor at the hands of my baby or toddler. It absolutely grated on my nerves some...

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When Can Babies Eat Cheerios, Puffs, & Other Foods Safely – Answered!

Parents are often wondering, “When can babies eat cheerios?” Or, puffs, toast, cheese, watermelon, and banana. Learn when so you can feed your baby safely!  When I was a first-time mom, I was ecstatic when it was time to start feeding my son real food.  But, since I’d fed a lot of other babies as a feeding therapist, I knew that there were some serious nerves around the corner. Even though my son was gobbling down smooth baby food, I wasn’t...

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What You Need to Know About Baby Gagging (+ Expert Tips)

Your baby gagging can be terrifying. Learn about the gag reflex in babies and what to do when babies have a sensitive reflex and gag on food or their bottle. It can be a terrifying moment as a parent. You know the one, because we’ve all been there, if only fleetingly.  It often happens as your baby is learning to eat. They’ve taken a piece of food into their mouth, and we sit watching with big (sometimes fake) smiles on our face as if to offer encouragement. We...

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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.  In the first year of a baby’s life, milk is a big deal! As parents, we learn very quickly in everything we read and in all that we are told that milk, in the form of formula or breast milk, is the only source of nutrition for a child...

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The Best High Calorie Foods for Babies

The best 19 high calorie foods for babies/toddlers, tips for baby weight gain, and high calorie baby food recipes and easy add-ins. Everything you need in one spot!   There are two reasons parents are often looking for high calorie foods for their babies.  The most common reason is for peace of mind. As parents, we love to know that are babies are getting lots of nutrition and calories so they can grow big and healthy.  And, truth be told, while it’s totally...

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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 from a feeding therapist to help your child!  For well over a decade a big part of my job as an occupational was doing feeding therapy with kids, mostly in peoples homes through early intervention, but also in a private school setting, too.  And, over the last 5 years, there have been more emails then I can count from parents asking if their kids that were...

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