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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!

Nutrition

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

Get Food Ideas Specifically For Picky Eaters!

We know why kids won’t eat, how to turn around picky eating, and what foods to give picky eaters! Get our top 9 tips and 25 Picky Eater Meal Ideas in a free printable by clicking below.

Recipes

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!

Teens

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

Strategies

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.

Toddlers

Discover 100’s of strategies to help toddlers ages 1 and 2 years old eat well, and improve their sensory processing, picky eating! Plus, snag lots of toddler food ideas and get those burning questions answered like: How Much Milk Does My Toddler Need? And, Why Does My Toddler Cross Their Fingers? 

How to Transition Your Baby From Purees to Table Foods Safely

When do babies start eating table foods and how do you transition from purees to table and finger foods? Also learn what to do when baby won’t eat table foods in this complete guide.       Affiliate links used below. See our full disclaimer     As an occupational therapist that specializes in feeding, I often get asked how to transition a baby or toddler from baby food to table foods. These questions usually come from parents who are...

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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...

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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...

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Natural Weight Gain Smoothie Recipe for Kids

Worried about your child’s weight? Try this easy healthy high calorie weight gain smoothie recipe that’s specifically designed for  toddlers and kids. Help picky eaters to gain weight! Affiliate links used below.  Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   There are two big worries parents often have when they’ve got a kid that’s a picky eater… One, are they getting all the nutrients they need? Two, are they...

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Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Therapy

What is feeding therapy? Does your child or toddler need therapy, and if so, how do you get a feeding evaluation for them? Get answers from a feeding specialist! For well over a decade, a big part of my job as an occupational therapist was doing feeding therapy with toddlers and kids, from mostly in people’s homes through early intervention, but also in a private school setting, too.  And, over the last 5 years, there have been more emails than I can...

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33 Easy Gross Motor Activities for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Kids!

Your kids will love these gross motor skill activities, for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten or school aged. Plus, benefits of gross motor activities. Tons of ideas to try for large motor! Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Take even a short look at the kinds of things the average kid is into, and you will quickly see how important physical movement and physical activities are for development.  Playgrounds, climbing, running,...

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5 Ways to Stop Mealtime Tantrums for Toddlers and Kids

Tantrums during meal time can leave you feeling drained and frustrated, but there’s a way to stop mealtime tantrums and teach your toddler or child to come to the table for meals without all the drama! When I talk about picky eating, teaching babies to eat, or simply how to teach your child how to eat well, I always share the advice to eat meals at a table. Sounds simple, but it’s not always easy. Some kids and toddlers not only refuse to come to the...

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Turning My Picky Eater Around: An Easy to Follow Plan

Reverse picky eating with this step by step plan from an OT and mom, perfect for toddlers, 3 year olds, 4 year olds, and up through the school age years!   I’m a pediatric occupational therapist that has spent my career helping kids with picky eating. But, the sheer frustration and overwhelm of having my own son that only ate a few foods, gagged and refused new foods, was a huge reality check.  I knew what to do, but putting it into practice in a way...

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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...

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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...

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Get inspired, plan your meals, or just copy the done for you meal ideas with this awesome printable for toddlers and babies!

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