parenting a picky eater Archives - Your Kid's Table

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

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.

Want Your Kid to Eat Better? Try These 7 Things That Work Like A Charm

Want to make the most out of mealtime with your kid and have them eating well and trying new foods? I thought so. Check out these 7 insider tips to try today…   Who doesn’t love some down-right simple hacks to get your kid eating different food, and to decrease any stress you’re having at meals with your child? Over the last year, we started sharing some powerful tips on Instagram, and our followers kept asking for more. These graphics and...

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7 Questions From Parents of Picky Eaters: Answered by a Feeding Therapist

Parenting a picky eating can leave you with lots of questions. Find out the answers to 7 common picky eating questions!   There’s about a million questions when you have a picky eater. I get it. Picky eating is stressful and it can cause battles with your child all day long. Our incredible newsletter subscribers got a chance to ask me anything a few months ago. There were so many good questions, I wanted to answer as many of them as possible. This...

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How to Stop Short Order Cooking for Your Kid

Ever feel stuck making multiple meals for your family, but don’t know how to get out of it? Learn how to stop short order cooking for your kid, even if they’re a picky eater with these 5 simple steps!   Every night many families make multiple dinners…. One for this child. One for the parents. One for the baby. One for the picky eater who hates veggies and casseroles.  You get the point. Sometimes parents short order cook because it...

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Her Picky Eater Ate New Foods Because of This Surprising Trick

Learn what this mother of an extreme picky eater did to help her daughter learn to eat new foods and the surprising trick that made her fast track her progress!    I’ve invited a guest onto the blog with me today. Her name is Heather, she’s a mom and has a daughter, Alexandra, with a history of extreme picky eating. When I met Heather last year, Alexandra had just been sent home from school because she was too ill to participate. Not ill from...

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