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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.

Sensory Issues

Sensory issues can affect all areas of a child’s life from sensitivities to picky eating to wild hyperactivity.  Without understanding what sensory processing or which sensory activities to use it can feel overwhelming helping your child calm down or regulate their sensory system. 

Kids without any diagnosis, or those that have Autism, ADHD, or anxiety can have sensory issues. Some kids with sensory issues may have Sensory Processing Disorder, as well. 

In this collection of articles from an occupational therapist learn about sensory integration activities, a sensory diet, and sensory seeking behavior. 

 

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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11 Fun Weighted Lap Pads to Help Kids Sit Still

Check out this amazing weighted lap pad guide to help improve attention, focus, or calming from an occupational therapist, whether your child has autism, sensory processing disorder, or no diagnosis at all!     Don’t you just love a great sensory hack or trick? You know some simple activity or tool that can be a total game changer for your child because it gives them sensory input they couldn’t tell you they needed. As a mom, and...

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7 Weighted Blankets to Help Kids Sleep and Relax in 2022!

Everything you need to know about weighted blanket for kids, with and without autism from an occupational therapist. Get the best weighted blanket for your kid in 2022 or make a DIY!     Weighted Blankets for Kids: Everything You Need to Know Have you ever had trouble sleeping? How about your child? I remember when I showed up at Charlotte’s house for the first time, I was her occupational therapist. Her mother immediately said to me,...

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Sensory Self Regulation: A Critical Skill for Kids with Sensory “Issues”

Learn what sensory self regulation is, why it matters, and what sensory strategies improve self regulation skills in kids that have sensory “issues” or difficulties.     Sensory self-regulation is one of those terms that pediatric occupational therapists, like myself, often use with parents. But, what the heck does it mean?? While it might seem like OT jargon, self-regulation is an important skill that many kids with general sensory...

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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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33 Signs of Sensory Processing Disorder

Learn the important symptoms and signs of sensory processing disorder in toddlers and children from an occupational therapist, and how to get a diagnosis and treatment options for SPD.    Since most parents are never told about sensory processing difficulties, they’re often confused when they see their child acting or responding differently than other children… They may think their child’s behaviors are a little unusual, or...

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Toddler Crossing Fingers? This is probably why…

Do you have a toddler crossing their fingers? Worried it’s a sign of autism? Find out the hidden reason why your child is always crossing their fingers… Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure. It seems weird, right? Your toddler is constantly crossing their fingers. Or, maybe just sometimes.   Either way, it seems odd. You haven’t noticed other toddlers crossing their index finger and middle finger.   As an...

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Sensory Issues & ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know!

There’s a big connection between ADHD and sensory issues that’s often not explained to parents, but can have a big impact on sensory overload, social interactions, and focus!  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a common neurodevelopmental condition that’s most often diagnosed in children. Although, adults can receive the diagnosis too! In 2016, the CDC estimated that about 10% of children have ADHD.  That’s...

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Morning Sensory Routines to Get the Day Started On The Right Foot

Lots of kids struggle getting up in the morning, getting out the door, or being focused at school or daycare. Use these 7 morning sensory routines full of sensory activities and positive parenting skills!    It’s a story I’ve heard 1000 times… They’re so irritable when they wake up in the morning, they cry/yell/tantrum/start fights, won’t eat breakfast… They’re so wild in the morning, it’s difficult to get...

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How to make a Smooth Transition Back to School after Holiday Break 

It’s common for kids to struggle to transition from the mid-year long holiday break to returning to school. Learn how to help your child have as smooth of a transition as possible this year! A must-read for kids with sensory processing needs, SPD, ADHD, anxiety, and ASD.   I had no idea what had happened. My son never had a problem going to school or leaving me. I didn’t see it coming when in first grade, after the long holiday break, he began...

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