Feeding Baby or Toddler Archives - Your Kid's Table

 

Get Food Ideas Specifically For Picky Eaters!

 

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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.

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.

 

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 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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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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How to Transition Your Baby to Table Foods Easily and Safely

Learn when babies start eating table foods and how to transition them to eating table and finger foods. With this plan from an occupational therapist, you’ll feel confident you’re doing it safely!       As an occupational therapist that specializes in feeding, I often get asked how to transition a baby or toddler onto table foods. These questions usually come from parents that are struggling through the process with a baby (under 12...

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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...

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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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