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Get Food Ideas Specifically For Picky Eaters!

 

If you’re worried about your picky eater’s nutrition, want to make mealtimes less stressful and need some insider tricks to get your picky eaters eating then grab our Picky Eater Meal Ideas Free Printable!

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. 

 

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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The Complete Guide for Breastfed Babies that Refuse Bottles

“My baby won’t take a bottle,” are words that have come out of my own mouth, and boy was it stressful. Get 11 incredible tips to help your breastfed baby take a bottle. Plus, the best bottles for breastfed babies.      What to Do When Baby Won’t Take A Bottle! I can still remember the stress, anxiety, and absolute overwhelm when I was a mother for the first time 7 years ago and I realized: my baby won’t take a bottle....

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How to Go Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free With a Picky Eater

Does your child need to go on a gluten free and/or dairy free diet, but they’re a picky eater and you have no idea how to make that a reality? There’s a way! Check out this step by step approach…   Having a picky eater is stressful enough, but trying to get them on a gluten free and/or dairy free diet can seem downright impossible. Maybe a professional recommended this diet to you because your child has a gluten allergy or a sensitivity? Or,...

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A Weekly Meal Plan of Table Foods For Your Baby or Toddler: So You Can Save Your Sanity

Get quick and easy ideas for a healthy meal plan for 1 year olds, toddlers, and babies that are learning to eat table foods! 7 days of ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.    It can be tricky figuring out what to feed your baby and toddler once they are eating table foods and aren’t just relying on a baby food pouch. In fact, you might rely on that pouch too much if you don’t have a plan. A meal plan with some ideas about how to get 3...

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How to Stop Short Order Cooking for Your Kid

Ever feel stuck making multiple meals for your family, but don’t know how to get out of it? Learn how to stop short order cooking for your kid, even if they’re a picky eater with these 5 simple steps!   Every night many families make multiple dinners…. One for this child. One for the parents. One for the baby. One for the picky eater who hates veggies and casseroles.  You get the point. Sometimes parents short order cook because it...

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3 Ways to Tell If You Have a Good Feeding Therapist

Got a feeding therapist? Need one? Or, maybe you are one? Learn 3 things every good feeding therapist does in feeding therapy, and what to do if a feeding therapist isn’t working out.   Some kids are extreme picky eaters and mealtimes are stressful. They may only eat a few foods or can’t stand certain textures. Kids can also have difficulty chewing and swallowing. In any of these cases, feeding therapy could help them learn how to eat and enjoy...

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7 Mealtime Rituals That Keep Kids at the Table Longer

Get 7 simple ways to help keep your child seated at the table longer so they stop getting up or only eat for a few minutes! Don’t miss this if you’ve got a busy toddler or a picky eater. It’s probably one of the most common questions I get asked here on Your Kid’s Table: How do I get my kid to stay seated at the table to eat? So many parents struggle to figure out the “trick” that will keep their kid in the chair at mealtimes....

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5 Weight Gain Tips for Picky Kids & Toddlers

Learn 5 ways to safely increase weight gain for kids. A must read for parents of picky eaters or babies and toddlers that are refusing food. Get weight gain recipes and high calorie ingredients too! Affiliate links used below.   When your child doesn’t eat well because they are a picky eater or have some sort of feeding difficulty, there’s often a concern about their weight and height. Basically, are they growing the way they should? Sometimes we...

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Why Food Before One is Just For Fun is Dangerous Advice

Food before one is just for fun is popular advice for parents before their baby’s first birthday, but sometimes following that advice can do a lot more harm than good. Find out when you shouldn’t follow this sometimes dangerous advice!   Have you heard the adage: “Food before one is just for fun”? While it’s a catchy little phrase that definitely has some truth to it, as an occupational therapist, I’ve also seen it hurt...

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