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Mega List of Toddler Meal Ideas


Tons of Inspiration

Your toddler is now eating real food and you need ideas to get food in their belly that quick, nutritous, and safe!  Grab this list to make getting breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the table fast and easy.

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Get The Types of Foods That Picky Eaters Actually Eat!


End Stressful Mealtimes

You’re kinda worried about your picky eater’s nutrition, not to mention the struggle trying to prepare a family meal that everyone will actually eat! And, you need some insider tricks and tips for foods that picky eaters won’t turn their nose up at.

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Are There Sensory Red Flags You Could Be Missing?


Sensory Needs in Kids


It’s so frustrating that your child always tantrums, seems edgy, or doesn’t listen. Or, maybe they have some weird quirks and habits that you don’t get? But, you can’t shake the feeling that something deeper is going on. It could be related to their sensory processing!

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How to Teach Your Baby or Toddler to Eat Table Foods


Chew like a champ

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 the way to eat their food.

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Mega List of Toddler Meal Ideas


Tons of Inspirations


Your toddler is now eating real food and you need ideas to get food in their belly that quick, nutritous, and safe!  Grab this list to make getting breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the table fast and easy.

Click below to snag the Toddler Meal Idea Mega List


16 Fun & Easy Core Exercises for Kids

Core exercises help kids gain strength for fine motor activities. Core strength starts to develop in babies! The strength and stability continues to develop as a child grows through toddler, preschool, and school-age years.   Many times as an occupational therapist, I’d have a new child assigned to my caseload for fine motor skills. They might be having a hard time using scissors, feeding themselves, coloring, or writing with letters or shapes.  ...


8 Tips for Nursing Moms Returning to Work With a Baby That Won’t Take A Bottle!

Need your baby to take a bottle before you go back to work, try these 8 tips from a momma and OT to give you some peace of mind while you’re working!   When I picked my oldest son up from daycare for the first time, I heard words that had me spiraling into a panic…. “He cried most of the time you were gone, and he only took about 3-4 ounces of milk the entire day.”  I had been gone for a total of 11 hours. How was this possible? I had worked so...


Must-Know Executive Functioning Skills by Age & Activities To Improve It in Your Child

Learn executive functioning skills by age to see if executive functioning skills are affecting their life. Get specific executive functioning activities for kids, too!   Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Tommy had a friend from school over for the very first time. Really, it’s his first real playdate. His mom set him and his friend up with some snacks and a game of Uno. It’s a game he’s played quite a few times during family game...


How to Use Food Chaining to Expand Your Picky Eater’s Diet

What is food chaining? Get the answer and learn what ages it’s best for and how to use this effective feeding therapy strategy to help any kid, especially picky eaters, learn to eat new foods.     She posted a picture of lamb souvlaki, complete with cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, lamb, tzatziki sauce, and cucumbers. She said, “I would’ve laughed last year at thought of serving this to my kid.”  But, here he was gobbling it all...


Does Hand Dominance Matter? 5 Activities to Encourage Hand Dominance

Wonder if your kid is a righty or lefty? Learn when your child should have clear hand dominance and why it matters. Plus, easy activities to help your child establish hand dominance.  Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   I met my little friend Adam* when he had just turned 6. He was in kindergarten and his family and teachers were worried about his cutting, handwriting, and eating.  The problem was that Adam switched hands every...


The Best Fidget Toys for School that Help with Wiggles and Attention

Find the perfect fidget toy for school to help your child focus and sit still while they’re learning in the classroom. You’ll also learn what fidget toys teachers can’t stand and usually ban from their classrooms!     Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   It’s time for back to school, and while you may be excited to embrace that school routine again, you also want to give your kid some tools to help them...


5 Fine Motor Activities to Get Kids Ready for School

Get your kids ready to go back to school with these fun fine motor activities that will have your child’s hands ready for writing and cutting!     Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Summer is a great time to experience new things. But it’s also a great time to “sneak” in activities that will help your kids develop the fine motor skills they’ll need for the school year. Today, my friend and fellow OT...


5 Quick Tricks for the Toddler that Won’t Eat Dinner

Help, my toddler won’t eat dinner! We’ve got you covered with 5 quick tricks you can start using right away to help your toddler at the dinner table. Plus, some toddler approved dinner ideas too.     Little Jack was lifted into his highchair while his mom was hoping with all her heart that he would eat tonight’s dinner and not just throw it all over the floor. She was getting worried. Jack ate okay at breakfast and lunch, although he...


The Top 10 Ways to Avoid Autism Meltdowns!

Learn 10 do-able ways to avoid autism meltdowns with your child from a pediatric OT and mom to a child with Autism.       You feel air reverberating as your child’s fist slams onto the floor. His face reddens and his voice shrieks. Your ears ring with a vibrating shrill. You’re worn down with thoughts of…not again….. Wondering if you have the endurance to make it through another meltdown before it consumes you. You might feel like you’re...


Kid-Approved Chicken Skewers: A Healthy Protein They’ll Devour!

This chicken skewers for kids recipe is not only delicious, it’s kid-approved. Even picky eater approved! This recipe has a few special tricks that will get kids asking for more…   One thing I hear from Your Kid’s Table followers ALL THE TIME is that they want their kids to eat more protein.  And, I know why.  So many kids these days, even the ones that aren’t picky eaters, are obsessed with carbs and sweets. Some kids...


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