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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.

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 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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How to Wean Your Child From Tube Feedings to Eating By Mouth

Does your child have an ng-tube or g-tube so that they can get the calories and nutrients they need? Kids that have a feeding tube can learn to eat and chew! Get the step-by-step how-to instructions for weaning from tube feedings. Affiliate links used below.   Some children need a feeding tube to eat because they aren’t able to eat or manage their food safely. Or, in some cases, their picky eating becomes very severe. If a child absolutely refuses to...

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Must-Know Pros & Cons of Using Baby Food Pouches

As a parent, you have to weigh out baby food pouches vs. jars when it’s time to feed your baby or toddler, but there’s some pros and cons to both that you’ve got to be aware of first!     Her text read: Is it okay for Marin to eat baby food pouches? She eats them a lot! My dear friend was asking about her 8 month old, first-born daughter. I smiled to myself as I typed in my answer, because there was a lot I had to say as a feeding...

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How to Teach Your Baby or Toddler to Chew So They Can Eat Safely

Learn how to teach your baby to chew with these 5 surprising tips! I’m also talking about chewing problems in toddlers…   It’s one of those things we take for granted or don’t think about much. We assume our babies will know how to chew when it comes time to feed them. And, while that’s certainly the case for a lot of babies, it isn’t for all. Some babies seem to have no interest or can’t figure out what they...

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Mindfulness Activities for Kids With a Poor Appetite

Does your child seem to have no appetite and never get hungry no matter what you do? These mindfulness activities can help them tune into their hunger in a brand new way.   Your child is incredibly active, always on the go. You wait hours before offering them food to make sure they’re hungry. They only get milk with their meals, but still your child just never seems hungry! You’re not sure whether you’re more frustrated or you’re...

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How to Increase Your Child’s Appetite So They Want to Eat

Want to know how to increase appetite in a child? Find out 5 different tips to help your child want to eat so that you can enjoy meals and end that stressful worry!   She took a deep breath before she yelled, “It’s time for dinner!”  She knew what the response would be, and right on cue about 3 seconds later, her daughter yelled back, “I’m not hungry,” as she flitted through the kitchen pushing her baby in the toy...

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Why Your Baby Should Be Putting Toys in Their Mouth

It’s critical that babies go through months of exploring toys and teethers with their mouths. Learn why and how, how to help them if they’re not, and what the consequence could be if they don’t learn how.    Is it weird that my baby won’t put toys in their mouth? It’s a question I’ve been asked many times, and as odd it may seem to you, it doesn’t at all seem too odd to me. And, if you’ve noticed, give...

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Does Your Baby or Toddler Keep Spitting Out Their Food? Try This…

Your baby isn’t spitting out food to make you crazy, it’s happening for a reason. Learn why and how to help them learn to keep it in their mouth!     At first it seemed normal, they’re learning to eat after all. The little puff, green bean, or cheese just slipped out of their mouth over and over again. At first, you were patient because they never ate anything before and obviously they were trying. But, as days and weeks went on, and...

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How to Get Kids Eating at Meals Instead of Snacking All Day

Wish your kid ate less snacks and more at meals? Learn how to help them with these 8 steps that will have your kid hopping into their chair and staying out of the crackers in no time!     We all do it, right? As soon as our baby is able to eat those little puffs, we throw them in our purse or the diaper bag. Next thing you know, they’re screaming while you have a cart overflowing with groceries and there are those little life saving puffs, goldfish...

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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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