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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. 

 

8 Tips for the Child that Won’t Eat Anything But Junk Food!

Help, my child won’t eat anything but junk food! Learn how to get kids to eat healthy with 8 little known tips and tricks while keeping your sanity…   I couldn’t even guess how many times I’ve had a parent tell me, “My child won’t eat anything but junk food.” And let me specify that there’s a difference between your child liking junk food and it being the ONLY type of food they eat. When you start to witness...

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Sensory Processing: What You Need to Know

Sensory processing is a critical part of every child’s development and is a function of the brain that stays with us for our whole life. Find out exactly what sensory processing is and when to be concerned about sensory issues.   Have you been hearing the term sensory processing and wondering what it is? Most people have no idea what sensory processing is, but it’s something that every human being relies on every single hour of the day.  And,...

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Take the Test: What Type of Picky Eater is Your Child?

How much of a picky eater is your child? Should you be worried? Take this picky eating test to find out!   Think you have a picky eater? Everyone seems to have their own definition of what qualifies as a picky eater. But, there’s a wide range of picky eating and in some cases, it can be very stressful for the child and the whole family. And, in some cases, it’s a normal part of development. Most parents don’t really know when to worry about...

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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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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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