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Starting Solid Foods

Starting solid foods with your baby can be an exciting and nerve racking time. Here you’ll find the best practices for how to spoon feed, when to introduce baby food, and how to transition to table foods. Looking for food ideas? Grab our Mega List of Foods for Babies and Toddlers below!

Top 5 Guides for Starting Solids

Child Development Skills

If you want to support and encourage kids' overall developmental skills, you’re in the right place.  You’ll find incredible guides here on core strength, fine motor skills, executive functioning skills, and lots more. Check it all out below!

Top 5 Developmental Skill Guides

School Age Kids

From preschoolers to kindergartners all the way up through the elementary school aged years, this is the place to get all the strategies targeted towards school age kids! Check out our free meal plan for kids and how to help kids fall asleep!

Nutrition

Learn more about kids nutrition, especially as it pertains to picky eaters! Find tasty recipes, portion size recommendations, and even how to teach kids about nutrition.

Top 5 Nutrition for Kids Guides

Recipes

With every one of our picky eater and family friendly recipes, you’ll find simple strategies for helping kids learn to explore and enjoy them. Check out some of our faves like potato skins, crispy green beans, or our mega list of vegetable recipes!

Sensory Issues

This is the place for ALL things sensory: sensory processing, sensory diet, sensory activities, sensory toys, and more, because as OT’s, sensory is our thing!  Get started by grabbing our printable list of 21 sensory red flags you might be missing.

Sensory Diets

A sensory diet is all about meeting your child’s sensory needs to calm, regulate, and improve focus through specific sensory diet activities. Grab our free sensory diet template and list of sensory diet activities below!

Sensory Toys

Sensory toys can be amazing for encouraging any child’s development, but it's especially helpful for regulating kids with sensory issues. Figure out which sensory toys, like fidgets or a sensory swing are best for your child below.

How to Teach Your Baby or Toddler to Eat Table Foods

As OT’s, we’ve worked with A LOT of babies and toddlers that won’t eat solids. Eating is a skill just like talking or walking, and some babies need more help. Snag our Learn to Eat Table Foods printable to get started!

Top 5 Guides to Help Babies That Won't Eat

Baby & Toddler Feeding Milestones

In the first few years of life, babies and toddlers go through a lot of different feeding milestones, from learning to chew to drinking from a straw. Here at Your Kid’s Table, you’ll find detailed guides for each of the feeding milestones. Check them out below!

Feeding Therapy

Here you will find all sorts of resources about feeding therapy, including feeding therapy strategies like food chaining. To get a printable of 20+ feeding therapy ideas and oral motor exercises, click below!

Top 5 Feeding Therapy Guides

Occupational Therapy

Our team is all occupational therapists, so here you will find incredible resources for and about pediatric occupational therapy. Some of our top picks to check out are spatial awareness activities, primitive reflex testing, and sensory integration!

Teens

We have eating and sensory strategies for teens too, and you can find them all here. Let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to see covered for teens!

Top 5 Guides For Teens

Strategies

Get the help you need with our library of strategies to help kids progress in their development or overcome a challenge. Check out our specialties: sensory, picky eating, and babies learning to eat.

Nutrition

Learn about nutrition for toddlers and kids, especially for picky eaters. Get started with our guide for teaching kids about nutrition and our favorite smoothie recipes for kids that are having trouble putting weight on.

8 Tips for Kids that Won’t Eat Breakfast Before School

Are you frustrated and worried about your kids that won’t eat breakfast? Find out if you need to be worried, and 8 powerful tips that could help your child get some food in their belly before school.    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   It’s a terrible feeling when your kid doesn’t eat breakfast before school and you know they’ll be starving in a couple of hours. Or, worse, they don’t eat lunch well...

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12 Healthy Snack Alternatives to Maximize Kid’s Nutrition

Try these 12 different healthy snacks for kids that require no prep from you! They’re perfect for the crunchy carb-loving picky eater kid and any family that wants to get the most nutrition possible out of easy snack foods!   Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Is it possible to serve healthy, nutritious snacks to your kid that they would love to eat?? It is!  But, before I write another word… Let me be clear. The...

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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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How to Use Food Chaining to Expand Your Picky Eater’s Diet

What is food chaining? Get the answer and learn what ages it’s best for and how to use this effective feeding therapy strategy to help any kid, especially picky eaters, learn to eat new foods.     She posted a picture of lamb souvlaki, complete with cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, lamb, tzatziki sauce, and cucumbers. She said, “I would’ve laughed last year at thought of serving this to my kid.”  But, here he was gobbling it all...

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Surprisingly Delicious + Healthy Homemade Kale Chips: A Perfect After School Snack!

Kale is an amazing super food and this kale chips recipe is a perfect way to get it into your kids, even if they’re a picky eater. Enjoy these kale chips as an after school snack or side dish!     In the chaos of getting a 4 year old out of the door after a playdate, my friend leaned in and said, “I made kale chips with the kids for a snack, and James loved them.” At the time, James ate very little veggies, so I was particularly excited...

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How to Travel Stress Free with Your Picky Eater

Learn 9 easy tricks to travel and go on vacation stress free with a picky eater for your next trip. And, take advantage of a couple of simple ways to get your kid trying new foods while on vacation!    Vacation is supposed to be relaxing, but with a major picky eater in tow, it could be just the opposite. You’re in a different town with different grocery stores and different restaurants. You can’t find your kid’s favorite chicken...

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Kid-Approved Chicken Skewers: A Healthy Protein They’ll Devour!

This chicken skewers for kids recipe is not only delicious, it’s kid-approved. Even picky eater approved! This recipe has a few special tricks that will get kids asking for more…   One thing I hear from Your Kid’s Table followers ALL THE TIME is that they want their kids to eat more protein.  And, I know why.  So many kids these days, even the ones that aren’t picky eaters, are obsessed with carbs and sweets. Some kids...

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5 Ways to Ease Your Child’s Constipation

Constipation has become common in children, and not only is it uncomfortable, but it also can affect what and how much food a child eats! Learn how to ease your kids constipation so they can eat and feel well…   For kids who are selective eaters, getting in enough fiber and fluids can be a challenge. Many kiddos who turn their noses up at fruits and vegetables aren’t just picky, they’re also constipated. Being constipated is uncomfortable!  When...

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Green Bean Recipe That Kids Will Chow Down On!

Try this crazy simple way to cook green beans for kids! Learn the special twist to preparing green beans so that your kid comes back for more. Perfect for picky eaters too, with just 5 minutes of prep time.   If you’re like most parents, you wish your kids would eat more vegetables. Or, any vegetables at all. The truth is, vegetables are hard for kids. They’re bitter, often green – a color most other foods are not, and they tend to be...

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How to Remove Processed Foods From Your Family’s Diet

Ready to remove or decrease processed foods from your family’s diet? I have you covered with 7 simple steps that are painless and eliminate stress. You can do this!   A couple of days ago, I got a text from my neighbor that read: “We are working really hard to remove processed foods from our diet! Do you have any articles, recipes, or stores to suggest?!? Or, just general shopping tips?!?” I love getting texts like this from friends and...

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