Feeding Baby or Toddler Archives - Your Kid's Table

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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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 and How to Get Rid of the Binky!

Pacifier weaning doesn’t have to be as hard as you think.  Whether the binky has control over your life or you want to be proactive with your baby, these steps, tips, and strategies will give you everything you need to get your baby off the pacifier.  With my first son, I was terrified of the binky, and so I never gave him one.  I had been working for years as a pediatric OT at that point, mainly with kids under 3, and nearly daily, I witnessed the binky or...

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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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34 Oral Motor Exercises that You Never Knew You Needed

Tons of oral motor exercises for toddlers and kids that can easily and naturally be used in the home. Plus, get a free downloadable PDF!  I’m getting a little bit technical in this post, as I tell you about the powerful, but often unheard of, oral motor exercises. Unless you happen to have a child in feeding or speech therapy, then you’ve probably not heard the term before. It’s very common lingo in both occupational and speech therapy. I’m...

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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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What to Do When Baby Won’t Eat Solids: 7 Simple Steps

When your baby won’t eat solids it can be stressful. Learn why your baby is refusing food and how to get them to eat solid foods with 7 simple steps!    The spoon hits the floor. A nasty face is made, maybe your baby even shudders or gags.  All this from a bite, or an attempt to feed your baby solid foods. It’s totally unexpected when our babies respond with such disdain for baby food or table food. As parents, we’re often excited about this new...

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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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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.  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. Before Sam’s arrival I was both excited and nervous to...

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