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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.

How to Get Kids to Eat Casseroles and Mixed Foods

It’s not at all uncommon for kids to refuse to eat casseroles and other mixed foods. Get 3 simple steps to help your child learn how to eat a casserole, plus another way to serve a casserole that could have your kid gobbling it up…   Have you ever noticed that some kids, especially picky eaters, don’t like casseroles or other mixed foods. They may eat spaghetti noodles, but not with meatballs cut up and mixed in. Or, maybe they’ll eat...

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When Your Kid Says They “Don’t Like” a Food, Say This

Does your kid claim to “not like” many foods? Don’t miss exactly what to say the next time they declare they don’t like a food, it will totally turn the tables on them and even leave them open to trying a new food!   I hear it all the time. A parent begins to tell me that their kid is a picky eater. They don’t know what to do because their child doesn’t like chicken nuggets, hamburgers, grapes, cantaloupe, any veggies, 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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My 5 Favorite Gateway Foods for Picky Eaters

Frustrated that your picky eater won’t eat any new foods? I got you, check out my 5 favorite gateway or new foods for picky eaters that can get them eating even more new foods including vegetables and protein!   Let me be perfectly clear, there is no one food that every picky eater will eat. It’s impossible to share a complete list of foods that your picky eater will readily gobble up. But, as a feeding therapist, there are 5 foods that I often...

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7 Mealtime Rituals That Keep Kids at the Table Longer

Get 7 simple ways to help keep your child seated at the table longer so they stop getting up or only eat for a few minutes! Don’t miss this if you’ve got a busy toddler or a picky eater. It’s probably one of the most common questions I get asked here on Your Kid’s Table: How do I get my kid to stay seated at the table to eat? So many parents struggle to figure out the “trick” that will keep their kid in the chair at mealtimes....

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