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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!

Introducing Solids with the Tiny Bowl

Introducing solids is a pleasurable time for baby, but it can also be nerve-wracking for a first-time parent. To make the transition to solids easier on the entire family, I...

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Toddler Anxiety at Mealtime

Family mealtime can provide children a sense of comfort. But what if a toddler is anxious about mealtime and refuses to come to the table? Or, worse, refuses to eat?...

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ezpz S'mores Bar

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for family gatherings and winter-themed treats. Sounds like the perfect setting for cooking s’mores over a campfire, right? Or, perhaps, cooking with...

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How to Avoid BLW Pitfalls (Part 2)

More parents are choosing to feed their baby using the Baby Led Weaning (BLW) feeding method. This method skips puree food textures and starts baby on the same solid foods...

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How to Avoid BLW Pitfalls (Part 1)

Baby Led Weaning (BLW) is a feeding method that skips puree foods and starts baby on the same solid foods as the rest of the family. Introducing your baby to...

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Using Caring Language at Mealtime

We are launching our ezpz Care Bear Mats this month and talking a lot about caring – which has been the Care Bear theme for 35 years! I am excited...

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The Happy Mat + Child Development

It’s important for parents to understand child development so they can choose toys, games and feeding products wisely. The early years of a child’s life are filled with learning new...

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How to Introduce Grapes to Toddlers

Grapes are a sweet treat with loads of health benefits for kids. But the parents I work with in feeding therapy are nervous about serving them because of fears of...

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Fourth of July + Summer Snacks

Looking for some last minute Fourth of July themed snacks that you can make with your kids? We’ve got you covered! Here are three snacks and a festive drink to...

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Father's Day DIY Projects

Happy Father's Day! Looking for fun DIY gift ideas for your littles to give to Dad or Grandpa? We've got you covered!Happy Father's Day Card - Dad will love this homemade Father's...

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How to Introduce Blueberries to Toddlers

Blueberries are labeled as a super food because they are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium, and they have countless health benefits for you and your child. The domestic...

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ezpz Trail Mix

As an avid hiker, I have been making my own yummy trail mix for years. I started bringing it to feeding therapy and found it to be a huge success...

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How to Introduce Beets to Toddlers

Beets are a nutritious food filled with fiber, vitamin C, potassium, manganese and folate. These rare nutrients help blood vessels, brain function and keep the heart healthy, too. Do you...

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How to Introduce Beans to Babies

There are two main reasons why babies should be introduced to solid food around 6 months of age: 1) a baby's stored iron supply starts to diminish at this time...

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How to Introduce Onions to Toddlers

Onions are hands down my favorite vegetable. The flavor of an onion brings mouthwatering yumminess to a meal. Unfortunately, many toddlers do not like onions and (as an example) they...

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ezpz Toddler Taco Bar

A DIY taco bar is a real treat for kids because it gives them some control around mealtime, which sets the groundwork for adventurous eating! Use these tips to make...

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How to Introduce Oranges to Toddlers

Oranges have powerful antioxidants that can ward off illness and keep your family healthy this winter. Have you tried offering oranges to your child and they refuse to eat it?...

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How to Introduce Persimmons to Toddlers

Other than decorations, nothing screams the holiday season more to me than persimmons. Have your kids tried Fuyu persimmons yet? They are a delicious fruit that is a MUST for...

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How to Introduce Kiwi to Toddlers

Kiwi is a beautiful fruit that is oftentimes served around the holidays because of its festive green appearance. It is also consumed more during the winter months (flu season) since...

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How to Introduce Cauliflower to Toddlers

When I suggest trying cauliflower in feeding therapy, parents explain that they have attempted it before and their kids didn’t like it. In my experience, their refusal is usually due...

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How to Introduce Sweet Potato to Toddlers

The autumn harvest brings a variety of mouthwatering produce for our Thanksgiving meal. Family favorites are pumpkin, squash, kiwi, apples, pears and, of course, sweet potatoes! To get the best...

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How to Introduce Pumpkin to Toddlers

A pumpkin is more than a Halloween decoration; it is a surprisingly delicious fruit! Yup, pumpkin belongs in the fruit family along with melons, cucumbers and squash. This fruit has...

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Lunch Packing Ideas for Parents

It’s September, and back to school lunch packing STILL seems to be the hot topic with parents I work with. They tell me it is their biggest stressor of the...

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Introducing Purees

Parents oftentimes come to me to help them safely transition their baby from breast (or bottle) to puree foods. Here are a few of the tips I provide in feeding...

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