Picky Eating Archives - Your Kid's Table

 

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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.

Picky Eating

Picky eating is a phase most children go through as a toddler, but it doesn’t make it any less stressful.  From healthy meals and dinner ideas for picky eaters to food chaining and feeding therapy info you’re covered. 

You’ll also find lots of resources on how to get your kid to eat without getting into pressure struggles, picky eater recipes, and why kids won’t eat.  

Picky eating is often misunderstood, but here you’ve got a bank of resources to help you and your child enjoy meals and eat new foods. 

 

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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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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10 Ways to Keep Your Kid Hydrated

Learn how to help kids stay hydrated, what their water intake should be every day, best hydrations drinks for kids, and signs of dehydration in this complete guide!    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Ever wonder if your kid is getting enough hydration? Or, does your kid struggle to drink enough water to stay hydrated? This guide is for you. In it, you’ll find: Why staying hydrated is important for kids The average water...

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15 Handy Lunch Ideas for Picky Eaters at School or Home

Get these easy home or school lunch ideas for picky eaters with lots of no cook healthy options that are totally do-able!  When you have a picky eater, lunch time can feel a little monotonous as you serve the same few foods day after day. You want your child to eat, but changing up their favorites could lead to a disastrous meal. And, if your child needs to have their lunch packed for school or daycare, or even vacation, it can become even more challenging...

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Food Aversion Explained: Causes, Treatment, & Support

Learn what a food aversion is, how it affects toddlers and kids, and when it’s a sensory food aversion!    Some kids utterly refuse to eat a particular food(s), often the foods parents consider “healthy”. Or, they’re disgusted by strong smells and have food preferences that they will not stray from. Do they have a food aversion???    What is a Food Aversion?   A food aversion is when a child consistently...

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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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4 Sensory Routines to Calm and Organize Kids Through the Whole Day

Check out these 4 easy-as-pie sensory routines that leverage simple sensory diet activities to calm, focus, and organize kids from morning to bedtime.    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Sensory activities and tools can be a powerful way to help kids calm down, pay attention, and work through challenges they struggle with. And, they can be leveraged at different times of the day, depending on when your child is having...

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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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