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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.

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Take the Test: What Type of Picky Eater is Your Child?

How much of a picky eater is your child? Should you be worried? Take this picky eating test to find out!   Think you have a picky eater? Everyone seems to have their own definition of what qualifies as a picky eater. But, there’s a wide range of picky eating and in some cases, it can be very stressful for the child and the whole family. And, in some cases, it’s a normal part of development. Most parents don’t really know when to worry about...

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Why Your Doctor Might Be Wrong About Your Child’s Picky Eating…

Be wary of this dangerous advice about kids that are VERY picky eaters from your child’s doctor. Learn what signs to look for and what you can do if you aren’t getting the help you need…   I wish I could say this rarely happens.  That it’s a fluke, but in the last decade, I’ve received 100’s, maybe 1000’s, of messages from parents who tell me their kid is only eating a handful of foods and mealtimes are very...

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7 Best Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting

Help kid’s pencil grasp and handwriting with the 7 best pencil grips that are perfect for school and home. Learn which pencil grip is the best one for your kid!    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   When I started working with kids as an occupational therapist around 2004, pencil grips weren’t being used as often as they were needed. They were hard to come by, having to order them out of specialty therapy...

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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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10 Easy Ideas for a Sensory Corner in the Classroom 

Create a simple sensory area or corner in the classroom with 5 easy steps and 10+ sensory tools and equipment ideas for young children through older kids.    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Having a sensory area in a classroom can help lots of students calm down, focus, and learn more easily.  As an occupational therapist, I’ve helped teachers set up sensory corners in their classroom or at least incorporate some...

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5 Top Wobble Cushions for Kids Focus & Core Strength

Wobble Cushions and wiggle seats can help your child with attention, staying seated, core strength, or balance. Get the best wobble cushions for 2022!     This post is sponsored by Fun and Function, all opinions are my own.  Have you heard of a wobble cushion? How about a wiggle seat, stability cushion, or balance disc? While they may sound like something awfully strange, surprisingly, they can be incredibly powerful if your child has a hard...

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22 Natural Laxative For Kids Constipation: Quick Relief

Learn about natural laxatives for kids’ constipation to give them quick relief, without the use of Miralax as a stool softener.      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 occupational therapist that specializes in feeding, I knew well about constipation and the effects it can have on a child’s eating habits. I know more than the basics to help with...

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7 Fun Ways to Serve Watermelon to Kids

Discover the benefits of watermelon for kids and 7 fun and easy ways to serve watermelon to kids that will have them gobbling it up!    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Want to get your kid interested in watermelon and have some inspiration for easy ways to serve it? You’re in the right place! Watermelon is an amazing fruit with many benefits and good reasons to include it in your kid’s diet, some that I bet...

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Genius Activities for Sensory Seeking Kids

Use sensory seeking activities to calm and organize sensory seeking behaviors in your “wild” child or toddler that seems to never stop moving. Would you describe your child as wild, rough, or dangerous?? If so, those could be signs of sensory seeking behavior. Although there are a variety of reasons a child may consistently seem to have a lot of energy or participate in extreme behaviors, sensory seeking activities can be used to help calm and focus...

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30+ Tongue Tie Signs and How to Treat Them

Tongue ties in babies and kids 101! Learn signs of tongue ties and how to treat them if they’re affecting your kids eating, speech, or more.   Frequently in my work as an occupational therapist, I’ve told parents to consider a tongue tie when their child was struggling to eat or take a bottle/breastfeed. Sometimes, what looks like picky eating, is actually the result of a tongue tie, which restricts the tongue from it’s full movement.   The problem is,...

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