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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!

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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!

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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.

Sensory Issues

Sensory issues can affect all areas of a child’s life from sensitivities to clothing to wild sensory seeking. Without understanding what sensory processing is and 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, or as we prefer to call them, sensory needs. Some kids with sensory issues may have Sensory Processing Disorder, as well. 

Learn about important strategies like sensory diets and sensory integration!  

Does Your Child Cry All the Time? This Might Be Why…

Have a toddler who cries all the time, or an older child who is always crying? Learn hidden reasons why your 1, 2, 3, or 4 year old constantly cries and how to help sensitive kids.   He was probably about 4 years old, and since he was my oldest child, he seemed so much older than my other kids. Being the oldest has some down sides, I speak from experience. Sam was standing in the middle of the living room crying. Again. I can’t remember what he was...


The Most Awesome Smell Sensory Activities You Can Find!

Get 11 easy smell sensory activities, and learn how to help kids with smell sensitivities! Perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners, and kids with sensory issues/SPD.   This post contains affiliate links. See our full disclosure. In Boulder, Colorado is the Celestial Seasonings Tea factory where you can take a tour to see how they process and package all of their assortment of teas.  It might sound boring (unless you’re a tea enthusiast like me!)...


23 Visual Sensory Activity Ideas for Kids

20 fun and creative visual sensory activities your child will love, plus why visual sensory processing is important, and how to help with visual sensory difficulties in kids. This post contains affiliate links. See our full disclosure.   Close your eyes and think of your most vivid memory… is it a beautiful tropical vacation you went on? The birth or first steps of your child?  The ability to recall these images so readily is because of your visual...


10 Sensory Red Flags You Might Be Missing

Commonly overlooked sensory red flags and signs of sensory issues that could be a clue to your child’s needs, which will decrease confusion and frustration. This thing happens to me all the time as a pediatric OT… I’m talking to parents during a party, a play-date, or even in line at the grocery store, and the parent casually mentions, often in passing, an odd thing that their child does. Maybe their child walks around on their toes all the time, gags at...


Powerful Proprioceptive Activities That Calm, Focus, & Alert

Over 80 amazing, simple proprioceptive activities for kids. Learn benefits of proprioceptive input  to calm, focus, and alert. Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   As an OT and mom, proprioceptive activities are my favorite type of sensory input because they can be used to help calm, focus, or even alert a child who is dysregulated. Proprioceptive input is that powerful and amazing!  But, this isn’t a once size fits all...


5 Important Signs That A Child Might Be Struggling With Anxiety

Could your child have anxiety? Learn 5 sneaky signs of anxiety in children from an expert therapist so you can help your child. Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   When my son was 7, he showed his first sign of anxiety and I missed it. I, the occupational therapist that had worked with hundreds of kids, totally didn’t realize that my son’s crying and freakouts about going to school were due to anxiety. In his case, it happened...


Occupational therapy for Autism: How Does it Help?

Occupational therapy for Autism is often recommended when a child is first diagnosed. Learn how OT can help your child with autism and what to expect!   An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis can come with a lot of unknowns and might even feel overwhelming when your doctor recommends interventions like occupational therapy, behavioral therapy (ABA), speech therapy, physical therapy or others.  The good news is that the number of resources for autism...


Incredible Sensory Friendly Clothing for Kids and Adults

Sensory clothing sensitivities can make getting dressed stressful for kids and adults. Find sensory friendly clothing for all types of tactile sensitivities, for kids and adults!   Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure. For many people, getting dressed each day is a mindless part of the morning routine with little thought or concern except for what type of weather to dress for.  But if you’ve got a sensory kid, or have sensory sensitivities...


8 Secret Strategies for Sensory Issues with Food

Why do children have sensory food aversions? And, how can you help them overcome sensory issues with food? Get the answers and 8 simple strategies…  Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   From the very beginning of Your Kid’s Table, I have always wanted to help parents better understand sensory processing and anything related to kids and eating. Over the last few years, I have answered many comments about how the two things...


34 Sensory Room Ideas to Calm Kids Down (On a Budget)

Get inspired with these easy and affordable sensory room ideas for kids! And, learn step by step DIY and create your own sensory room on a budget. Affiliate links used below. Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   I was in grad school when I walked into a sensory room for the first time. It was a small dark room with all sorts of softly lit toys and projectors. Melodic music was playing and a child was calmly rocking in a swing in a corner of...


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