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Feeding Tips + Milestones

Did you know that there are developmental milestones for feeding and swallowing? We are here to help you navigate and achieve these mealtime milestones for infants (6-12 months) and toddlers (12 months-3 years). These ezpz tips should help your kiddos become independent eaters and drinkers!

Thanksgiving Sensory Food Activities

Thanksgiving-themed sensory food activities can encourage your kids to explore new textures and tastes this holiday. This type of hands-on learning can help your children expand their food repertoire and...

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How to Introduce Acorn Squash to Baby

Acorn Squash is a great first food for baby, but it requires a little prep work to make it delicious and safe. It’s also a great choice for both baby...

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Sensory Food Play for Baby

We all know that sensory food play is developmentally important for toddlers and school age children (especially if they are finicky), but what about infants?...

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The ezpz Caramel Apple Bar

It’s Halloween season, which means it’s time for sweet treats and the classic caramel apple. Usually, caramel apples + kids equals a messy disaster, but we have some fun tips...

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Kids, Candy and Costumes - Oh My!

Parents oftentimes ask me how to turn a candy-focused holiday into a healthier Halloween. How can you compete with candy? Here are a few tips on making this holiday a...

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Halloween Food Play for Picky Eaters

As a feeding therapist, I encourage parents to allow kids to play with food in order to learn about different foods (and eventually eat it!). However, parents are usually reluctant...

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Halloween Theme Craft Ideas

Are you looking for something for the kids to be excited about besides candy this Halloween? Kids love to be included in themes, especially around holidays like Halloween. When parents...

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When to Stop the Pacifier

As a Speech Language Pathologist, I recommend using a pacifier with an infant to provide comfort, especially for those moments in public when a mama is looking for a place...

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Sensory Food Play for Toddlers

Sensory food play is important because it helps your toddler engage with their senses to help with future learning. And when sensory play is focused on food, it becomes even...

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Three Ways to Use Purees When Starting Solids

As a pediatric feeding specialist and speech language pathologist, I teach parents to start solids at about 6 months of age (depending on baby’s signs of readiness)....

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Starting Solids: Signs of Readiness

Feeding therapists and other medical professionals agree that it’s best to wait to start solids until your baby is around six months of age and showing signs of readiness. By...

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Throwing at Mealtime

Do you remember the first time your baby accidentally tossed some food over the edge of the highchair? Were they rewarded with the “plop” of the food hitting the...

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Seating Tips for Mealtime

Mealtime is family time, and having baby securely positioned at the table is an important first step to learning to enjoy food. As you start solids, take a...

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Snack Hacks

Snack time is an occasion to stimulate a child’s development and encourage them to try new foods. However, snack time is not a time for your kiddos to...

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Three Puree Textures to Try

When offering puree foods, it’s important to select a consistency that is safe for baby’s development. Here are three different puree textures to try with baby to assess...

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How to Decrease Gagging When Spoon Feeding

When it comes to introducing solids to baby, I get a lot of questions about gagging. Parents are concerned about their baby gagging when introducing a spoon, especially...

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Five Quick Purees for Busy Parents

Busy parents are always asking me for fast puree recipes. Here are five quick purees that are made of foods that are easy to find and brightly colored....

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Feeding Tips for Starting Solids

As a feeding expert and speech language pathologist, I teach parents to start solids at about 6 months of age (depending on the baby’s readiness signals). There are...

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Transitioning from a Bottle to an Open Cup

Transitioning from bottle to a cup can be a hard process for baby and the entire family. I believe this is why I have seen so many babies...

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How Cognitive, Speech + Language Milestones Help With Feeding

I talk a lot about developmental milestones here at ezpz. Milestones help parents know what to expect at a certain age and, if needed, they know when to ask for...

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Feeding Milestone: Lip Closure

If your little munchkin is between 6-9 months of age you are witnessing a lot of change in their overall development. Important growth is happening with baby’s mouth, too! Let’s...

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How to Introduce Bananas to Babies

When I teach Baby Led Weaning (BLW) classes, I always suggest trying banana as one of the first foods for baby. But I didn’t realize how confusing this fruit is for...

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Common Mistakes With Baby-Led Spoon Feeding

Independent spoon feeding is a fun mealtime milestone for baby. But sometimes parents make a mistake or two along the way. As a feeding specialist, here are three of the...

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Feeding Milestones for Baby: Spoon Feeding (6 to 12 months)

It’s important to be flexible in feeding. You may want to introduce your baby to solids using a specific feeding method (Baby Led Weaning (BLW) or Purees), but ultimately baby...

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