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Sensory Processing + Mealtime

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Sensory Processing + Mealtime

Do you feel calmer and more grounded when you eat crunchy foods or have a warm drink? Or, perhaps you find yourself more focused after you've worked out or more attentive in a meeting while twiddling with a fidget. These are all examples of using sensory experiences to make our day more manageable. How our brain understands sensory input (e.g., movement, touch, hearing, smell, taste and vision) is called sensory processing. If a child consistently has difficulties processing information, they may have a sensory processing disorder. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD): SPD is a sensory disorder of the brain that is common enough...

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Why Do Kids Bite on Utensils?

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Why Do Kids Bite on Utensils?

Learning how to use a spoon and fork independently are fun mealtime milestones for kids. But sometimes parents are confused about utensil capabilities by age, as well as whether they should be concerned about their child biting on utensils. Here are some utensil tips to make mealtime more successful for the entire family! Why does my child bite the handle of the utensil?  Babies: If your child is between 6-12 months of age, this is a normal stage of oral development. During this critical mouthing time, baby will try turning the spoon around to put the handle into their mouth. It’s okay...

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Picky Vegetable Eaters

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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 lot of children are picky protein eaters, which can affect their growth and development. Some kids are picky fruit eaters, and they miss out on essential vitamins and nutrients. There are even picky dessert eaters who can struggle with social events like birthday parties, family celebrations, holidays, classroom parties and sporting events because they refuse to eat desserts. And then there are the kids who are picky about eating their vegetables. What’s a...

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Tips to Avoid Choking

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Tips to Avoid Choking

Some of the questions that parents and professionals ask pertaining Baby Led Weaning (BLW) is about choking. The good news is fears about choking can be calmed! By understanding how children choke, parents can learn how to reduce the risks. Here are a few of my favorite tips to avoid choking.   Observation: It is important to supervise your child during all meals and snacks. Check-up: Before you start solids, have a check-up with your pediatrician and/or Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). I can’t tell you how many times a family has come to me after multiple choking episodes only to find out that the child had...

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Baby Led Weaning

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Baby Led Weaning

Baby led weaning (BLW) takes patience, practice and repetition-just like everything else in parenting. And most moms are up for the challenge, but don’t know how to get started. Ezpz offers moms a great solution for this!   Here is a quick overview of the most common questions people ask us on BLW to help you navigate BLW ezpz!   What is Baby Led Weaning (BLW)? Strict BLW skips puree foods and starts baby on finger foods that the rest of the family is eating. In this method, baby is in control of the feeding process; the pace of the meal and learning their own...

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