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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

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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Why You Shouldn’t Use the “Try-It” Bite Rule with Picky Eaters

The Try-It-Bite Rule is a popular picky eating tip, but does it really work? This feeding therapist is weighing in and letting you know why it may do more harm than good.     I love Pinterest and use it all the time for recipes, decorating, and travel tips. I’m also inspired by other bloggers sharing parenting tips and strategies. But, as I scroll through, I’m always nervous that I’m going to run across a pin that promises “how to...

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How to Believe in Yourself When You’re Tired, Stressed, and Overwhelmed With a Picky Eater

As parents, we often feel totally wiped out and pushed past our limit. How can we help our picky eater when we feel like that? Let me show you how to start believing you can help them learn to eat new foods…     Have you realized that getting a picky eater to eat a new food requires effort from us, the parents? Once we realize the picky eating isn’t going away, we all tend to go though a phase of wishing we had a magic wand or secret trick so...

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Why Hiding Veggies in Your Kid’s Food is a Mistake

What if hidden veggie recipes caused more harm than good for kids eating? Find out what you can do instead to help teach your kid to enjoy vegetables throughout their whole life without making picky eating any worse than it already is.      Long before I had children of my own, I was a young occupational therapist desperately looking to help my swelling caseload of picky eaters. I was an Oprah junkie back then and leaned forward when she announced how...

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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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