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Feeding Challenges

Feeding challenges are becoming increasingly prevalent. In fact, between 25-50% of neurotypical children and 80% of those with developmental disabilities have feeding challenges. You are not alone. Here are some ezpz tips to help you with the most difficult feeding challenges!

Learn About Cleft Lips and Palates

Cleft lip and palate affect thousands of infants and children in the United States each year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 7,000 babies will...

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How to Use ezpz Products in Feeding Therapy (Part 2)

ezpz’s dynamic community of engaged parents and pediatric professionals are looking for education and resources to help children with their feeding skills. For this reason, I have put together some...

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How to Use ezpz Products in Feeding Therapy (Part 1)

Here at ezpz we have a large community of parents and medical professionals specializing in feeding therapy. Both groups ask me questions on how to select and use our products...

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Using Dips with Picky Eaters

Dips and dippers are important tools in feeding development, especially if your child has finicky tendencies towards trying new foods. Dipping may also help reduce picky eating and encourage kids...

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How to Give Feeding Advice to a Friend

I am constantly receiving emails from our community (parents, friends, baby product inventors, therapists, etc.) asking how to give feeding advice to a friend. Here are a few examples of...

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Sensory Issues & Being Messy

Do you have a baby or toddler that loses focus at mealtime because of the mess? Or, do you have a child that has sensory issues when it comes to...

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Tips to Avoid Choking

When parents and professionals find out that I’m a fan of Baby Led Weaning (BLW), the first question they ask about is about choking. But fears about choking can be...

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Sensory Properties of Silicone + Children with Autism (Part 2)

Searching for sensory-based feeding products that encourage a child with autism to try new foods can be overwhelming for a parent or feeding therapist. Luckily, silicone is one of the...

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Sensory Properties of Silicone + Children with Autism (Part 1)

Finding feeding products that engage a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be challenging. But if you are aware of their unique sensory needs, picking the right product can...

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Sensory Tools for Children with Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects a child in varying degrees. Generally, these children tend to have more feeding and sensory challenges than their peers. Since...

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Frozen Foods for Picky Eaters

March is National Frozen Foods Month, and on this blog I want to discuss the benefits of buying frozen foods for your family, especially for your picky eater!Texture: A successful...

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Cerebral Palsy + Feeding Challenges

You can wear the color green for more than St. Patty’s day this month; green is the color for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month too! Help team ezpz spread education and...

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are becoming more prevalent in the pediatric population, and being aware of the different diagnoses and treatment options can help parents get the support they need. This week...

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Feeding Tips for Children with Epilepsy

Babies, toddlers, school-age children, teens and adults can have epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder that causes seizures. It is estimated that 460,000 children aged 0 to 17 years are...

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Is there such a thing as a picky drinker?

It’s summertime and parents oftentimes worry about their kids staying hydrated. This is especially true for children who hesitate or refuse to drink water. Is there such a think as...

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What is Dysphagia?

June is dysphagia awareness month, and we are sharing some information about this medical diagnosis to help our community understand what it is and where to seek help. Dysphagia affects...

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Feeding Children with a Congenital Heart Defect

When a baby is born, parents instinctively provide nutrition for their new bundle of joy and watch in awe as their baby gains weight and starts to grow. With babies...

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Picky Fruit Eaters

Getting kids to eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and veggies can throw parents into a state of panic. For parents with finicky or picky eaters, this can be...

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Sensory-Based Feeding Issues: Food Can't Touch

Does your child eat and enjoy their food more when the food is separated? Is your child insistent on having meals in a divided plate to ensure that foods don’t...

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Picky Vegetable Eaters

When you read this blog title you may have thought, “Of course kids are picky about veggies – is there another type of picky eater?” In fact, there is! A...

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Picky Dessert Eaters

Did the title of this blog surprise you? Is there really a child out there that refuses to eat dessert? Yes, there is! And being picky about candy can be...

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Stress-Free Mealtime

Parents often tell me that work, over-commitments and family activities keep them from having consistent meals together as a family. They explain that when schedules get tight, dinner at the...

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Reflux in Infants and Children

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Awareness Week falls on the week of Thanksgiving, but don’t let that fool you; it’s not just a disease that affects adults on the turkey-eating holiday....

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What is Feeding Therapy?

If you are a parent concerned about your child’s food selectivity, food or texture refusal, mealtime tantrums, reduced food or liquid intake, or swallowing, your child may benefit from feeding...

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