Transitioning from Bottle to Cup

Transitioning from Bottle to Cup

“When should I stop bottle feeding and transition to a cup?” This is a very common question new parents have. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends weaning from a bottle before 18 months. Prolonged use of a bottle can cause...

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Introducing New Foods to a Picky Eater

Introducing New Foods to a Picky Eater

Trying new foods can be very intimidating for our little ones. Here are fun steps that you can do with your child when introducing a new food. We highly recommend adults follow these steps along side your child, to encourage them to do it with...

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Feeding Difficulties at School

Feeding Difficulties at School

As a feeding therapist, I often hear that school-age children are not eating their lunches at school.  Parents and caregivers show frustration and concern as their children continue to bring home “untouched” lunchboxes.  Back to school can be an...

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Dehydrating Food: A Healthy New Snack

Dehydrating Food: A Healthy New Snack

A simple and fun way to try to introduce fruits and vegetables in a new way is to dehydrate them. In feeding therapy, we will often use dehydrated or freeze-dried fruits and vegetables. I have personally seen children accept food that way first...

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Chewlery

Chewlery

What is chewlery? Chewlery is a necklace or bracelet that provides sensory input to the mouth, lips and tongue. It is a safe, non-toxic, durable silicone sensory tool that has worked with children, teens, and adults with autism, ADHD, and sensory...

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