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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!

Feeding Milestones for Baby: Cup Drinking

Did you know that cup drinking is a developmental milestone for baby? Cup drinking can aid with teething, decrease tooth decay and help babies learn to have a strong swallow....

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Three Reasons to Use Purees in the BLW Method

As a feeding specialist, I teach Baby Led Weaning (BLW) courses to parents and professionals online and in person. My attendees are usually shocked when I talk about the importance...

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How to Introduce Avocado

Avocados are a perfect fruit for babies, toddlers, school-age kids and adults too! It’s my favorite fruit and I add it to almost everything I make at home (sandwiches, soups,...

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Feeding a Genius

Sometimes parents tell me that their child is a ‘genius’ because they have figured out how to pull up the ezpz mat. They are concerned because they want their child...

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How To Do Simple Food Art

Making cute food art is a technique feeding therapists use to encourage children to engage with healthy foods. When kids are having fun with whimsical food art, they are learning...

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Are You Feeding Baby Too Early?

Sometimes families are excited to start baby on solids and they accidentally start too early (without knowing some of the risks). I have worked with numerous families in feeding therapy that fed...

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How to Introduce Watermelon

Introducing new fruits to your child is a time of wonder and fun. What new fruit screams summertime? Watermelon, of course! Here are some ideas for trying this colorful fruit...

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Feeding Milestone: The Pincer Grasp

As a parent, you may have heard about helping your infant / toddler develop their pincer grasp, but what does that really mean? How can you improve this developmental milestone?...

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Avoiding Food Jags

In my clinical experience of working with families who have toddlers, I see parents struggle with encouraging their kids to try new foods. It’s easy for parents to get into...

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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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