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Mega List of Toddler Meal Ideas

 

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Your toddler is now eating real food and you need ideas to get food in their belly that quick, nutritous, and safe!  Grab this list to make getting breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the table fast and easy.

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Get The Types of Foods That Picky Eaters Actually Eat!

 

End Stressful Mealtimes

You’re kinda worried about your picky eater’s nutrition, not to mention the struggle trying to prepare a family meal that everyone will actually eat! And, you need some insider tricks and tips for foods that picky eaters won’t turn their nose up at.

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Are There Sensory Red Flags You Could Be Missing?

 

Sensory Needs in Kids

 

It’s so frustrating that your child always tantrums, seems edgy, or doesn’t listen. Or, maybe they have some weird quirks and habits that you don’t get? But, you can’t shake the feeling that something deeper is going on. It could be related to their sensory processing!

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How to Teach Your Baby or Toddler to Eat Table Foods

 

Chew like a champ

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 the way to eat their food.

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Mega List of Toddler Meal Ideas

 

Tons of Inspirations

 

Your toddler is now eating real food and you need ideas to get food in their belly that quick, nutritous, and safe!  Grab this list to make getting breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the table fast and easy.

Click below to snag the Toddler Meal Idea Mega List

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. 

 

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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5 Quick Tricks for the Toddler that Won’t Eat Dinner

Help, my toddler won’t eat dinner! We’ve got you covered with 5 quick tricks you can start using right away to help your toddler at the dinner table. Plus, some toddler approved dinner ideas too.     Little Jack was lifted into his highchair while his mom was hoping with all her heart that he would eat tonight’s dinner and not just throw it all over the floor. She was getting worried. Jack ate okay at breakfast and lunch, although he...

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The Best 9 Month Old Baby Food + Table Food Ideas!

Get simple 9 month old baby food and table food ideas from a pediatric occupational therapist. This is a critical window of time for babies learning to eat. Learn how to maximize it. Includes 14 different 9 month old meal ideas!      Around 9 months old begins an important transition for most babies… The transition from baby food to table or finger foods. It’s a little overwhelming. Even though I had helped dozens of families through...

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