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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!


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


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!


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


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.


Help babies from 6 to 12 months old learn how to eat well and provide enriching sensory activities. Get strategies for babies that won’t eat and a mega list of table food ideas!

Occupational therapy for Autism: How Does it Help?

Occupational therapy for Autism is often recommended when a child is first diagnosed. Learn how OT can help your child with autism and what to expect!   An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis can come with a lot of unknowns and might even feel overwhelming when your doctor recommends interventions like occupational therapy, behavioral therapy (ABA), speech therapy, physical therapy or others.  The good news is that the number of resources for autism...


When can Babies Eat Puffs, Cheerios, & Other Foods Safely?

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!  Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   When I was a first-time mom, I was ecstatic when it was time to start feeding my son real food. Since I’d fed a lot of other babies as a feeding therapist, I knew that first foods matter, but as a mom I was also a little...


How to Wean from Breastfeeding for Baby + Toddler

Learn how and when to wean off breast milk whether your baby is 1 year old, 15-months-old, or a toddler. OT and mom shares tricks for gently transitioning to milk, stopping nursing to sleep, and other weaning challenges. Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   As an OT, I have shared lots of baby and toddler milestone tutorials over the years, including How to Wean from a Bottle.  The topics of feeding and eating can be complicated and...


5 Reasons Kids Refuse to Eat

Feel like you’re banging your head against the wall trying to figure out why your child won’t eat anything or refuses to eat at all?  There are real reasons and ways you can help picky eater kids.  Learn how from a feeding expert and mom.             Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   As an occupational therapist, parents ask me all the time “Why does my child refuse to eat anything?”   It’s frustrating...


Mega List of Table Foods for Your Baby or Toddler

Snag this awesome list of food for 1 year olds to toddlers, and the 9, 10, and 11 month old babies in between learning to eat table and finger foods. Includes a  free printable list too!   Wondering what types of food to feed give your baby or 1 year old? As a pediatric occupational therapist and mom, I’ve got your covered. You’ll find that most of the ideas I am sharing are for babies 10 months and up, but it really depends on how well your baby...


Ultimate List of Sensory Bin Ideas, Incredibly Easy!

 40 plus easy sensory bin ideas that are perfect for home or school. And, get tips to encourage play and benefits of sensory bins.     Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Lots of sensory bin/box ideas are floating around in the blogosphere and pop up on Pinterest from time to time. As an occupational therapist, this is one play idea that I use very often, as most OT’s do, and I am kind of obsessed with them because of...


How To Help Your Highly Sensitive Child Thrive!

20+ signs of a highly sensitive child that often feels and experiences the world deeply and with more sensitivity. Learn how sensory sensitivities also play a role and what you can do to help your child cope with these challenges. Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure. I’ll never forget this vacation. Our family had been planning to visit relatives in lake country Minnesota for months and it was finally here. It was the 4th of July, and we had been...


6-7 Month Old Feeding Schedule for Parents

Get a printable 6 month old feeding schedule with helpful tips to use and adjust for your baby through the end of their 7th month. And, grab some bonus feeding tips that will help you safely and confidently feed your baby!     Affiliate links are used below. See our full disclosure.   I know how fast the first year goes as a mother of three, but I am still in disbelief that my baby just turned 8 months! Feeding each of my three babies have been...


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...


Pocketing Food Strategies and Causes in Kids

Learn exactly what pocketing food is, strategies for how to move past it, and why kids, toddlers, and even babies will pocket their food!   She said, “My daughter does this really weird thing… she doesn’t swallow her food and holds it in her mouth, sometimes for hours.” My first response was, as strange as it seems, it’s quite common for feeding therapists like myself to see. It’s called pocketing food. Pocketing food can...


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