Feeding Baby or Toddler Archives - Your Kid's Table

Mega List of Toddler Meal Ideas

 

Tons of Inspiration

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!

 Click the button below to get 21 different signs that your child has sensory needs

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

Feeding Baby or Toddler

Feeding your baby or toddler can feel overwhelming. Whether it’s time to introduce solids, wean from a bottle, or transition to table foods you’ll find it all here from a pediatric occupational therapist that has specialized in early feeding development. 

Setting a foundation for good eating habits at this age can help prevent or lessen picky eating.  

To help you maximize nutrition and your child’s variety of foods we’ve got you covered with tons of finger foods for babies and toddlers, including high calorie foods for babies, as well as toddler lunch and breakfast ideas.

 

Easy Tricks to Teach Kids to Feed Themselves

Want your baby or toddler to feed themselves? Follow these easy tips and get the best utensils to use to encourage your baby or toddler to self-feed!      One of the most common questions I get asked is… “How can I teach my child to feed themselves?” Self-feeding is a big deal for tired parents of babies, toddlers, and in some cases older kids! I was motivated to teach my own kids at a young age because that meant I could...

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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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How to Spoon Feed Baby the Right Way! 

Learn how to spoon feed baby even if you’re using baby led weaning, and how to troubleshoot baby gagging, throwing food on the floor, and more!    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Starting solid foods is an exciting time for you and your baby! But, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with exactly how to spoon feed your baby.  Is there a right way? A wrong way? Or, maybe your baby is having a hard time eating from a spoon?...

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8 Tips for Nursing Moms Returning to Work With a Baby That Won’t Take A Bottle!

Need your baby to take a bottle before you go back to work, try these 8 tips from a momma and OT to give you some peace of mind while you’re working!   When I picked my oldest son up from daycare for the first time, I heard words that had me spiraling into a panic…. “He cried most of the time you were gone, and he only took about 3-4 ounces of milk the entire day.”  I had been gone for a total of 11 hours. How was this possible? I had worked so...

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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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Does Your Kid Have Table Manners? What You Need to Worry About and When

Learn what kids table manners your child “should” have and at what age. Plus, when you should consider exceptions to some of the most popular kids table manners!     Lay your napkin on your lap, put your pinky out when taking a polite sip of water, and place your fork upside down on your plate when you’re finished.  That’s proper table etiquette after all. Should your child follow those rules?  Probably not, but surely...

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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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