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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.

Picky Eating

Picky eating is a phase most children go through as a toddler, but it’s not always a phase and some kids don’t grow out of it. Get started with our best resources like How I Turned My Picky Eater Around, 27 Picky Eater Meal Ideas, and our free workshop: 3 Keys to Turn Around Picky Eating


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...


Everything Oral Sensory Processing: Activities and Input Ideas

Learn everything you need to know about oral sensory processing: oral sensory seeking activities, sensory diet ideas, calming benefits for picky eaters, sensory seekers and sensory sensitivities! Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Thank you to our sponsor, Chewigem USA. Chewigem USA provides a wide assortment of quality and safe chewy jewelry, which is perfect for oral sensory processing. So many kids with oral needs benefit from quick...


How to Get Your Kid to Eat Meat

Wondering how to get your kid to eat meat, if they are getting enough protein, or which meats your child will like best? Learn tricks for kids who don’t like meat.   Meat is a mealtime staple that adds protein, nutrients, and a variety of flavor and texture to your child’s diet. It can “beef up” a menu rotation by increasing the ways to diversify simple dishes for your family. But many kids find meat difficult to eat, unappealing, or will outright refuse to...


Picky Eater Tips for Older Kids

Finally, some tips that can help older picky eaters who didn’t grow out of picky eating, for ages 6-12 year olds, teens, and even picky adults to try new foods.   “What about my child that’s older, will these picky eating strategies work?” It’s a question I’ve been asked many times. And, the truth is, many of the articles you find here on Your Kid’s Table do work for older kids. My complete picky eating program, Mealtime...


How Much Milk Should A Toddler Drink? (Parent Guide)

Do toddlers stop drinking milk? How much milk does a 1 year old need? Or, a 2 year old?  Get the answer, plus the best sippy cup for milk!   In the first year of a baby’s life, milk is a big deal! As parents, we learn very quickly from everything we read and are told that milk, in the form of formula or breast milk, is the only source of nutrition for a child for at least half of their first year of life. Even after 6 months of age, we are told that “food is...


Healthy Kid-Friendly Meals For Picky Eaters

25+ healthy meals for picky eaters that are easy and kid friendly. Free PDF printable with meal ideas! We’ve all done it. You’re scrolling on social media with hopeful excitement and see a super healthy meal that any picky eater will supposedly eat. You decide it looks promising and are going to try it.  You quickly realize that this is anything but simple. There are ingredients you need to buy, and time you need to set aside to set up and...


Dabbldoo Review: Fun Tools to Help Kids Eat New Foods

Picky eating can feel like a huge burden on parents, but Dabbldoo’s fun food picks and brush are helpful tools to help kids explore and eat new foods! I’m proud to say that Dabbldoo is sponsoring this post, because their mealtime tools are one of a kind. Affiliate links are used throughout. See our full disclosure. I personally used these product with my kids with an honest review below. Click here to check out their picky eater mealtime tools.   After...


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...


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...


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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