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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. 

 

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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5 Ways to Protect Your Child From Diet Culture

Kids are bombarded with images and talk about body image, learn how to protect your child from diet culture so they can have a “healthy” body image throughout their life! The pressure to be thinner is felt by all of us–from parents and grandparents to kids as young as three! While some parents are familiar with worries and stress about eating and weight, they might be surprised and shocked when they hear their kids vocalize those same worries,...

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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.     As an occupational therapist, parents ask me all the time “Why does my child refuse to eat anything?” It’s frustrating when you try to serve new foods, or worse, when you serve something...

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Dear Schools, Please Stop Using These Outdated Tricks to Get Kids to Eat Lunch 

A special message to schools trying to help picky eater kids at lunch. What to avoid that often makes kids eating worse and what you can do instead!   My heart skipped a beat, and then my jaw clenched as I read yet another story of a school using rewards to encourage kids to eat “healthy” foods. Dana* is a mom and student in our picky eating program, Mealtime Works. She posted this in our private fb group:  Looking for advice about...

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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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What is Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD)?  A Diagnosis for Extreme Picky Eaters

Learn exactly what this new diagnosis of Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD) means for picky eater kids, how it differs from ARFID, and how to help kids overcome PFD with ways that align that with positive parenting.   Have you heard the news? As of October 1st, 2021 there is a brand new diagnosis for kids. It’s called Pediatric Feeding Disorder, or PFD, and is much needed. As an occupational therapist that specializes in feeding, my hope is that it helps...

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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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