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Understanding Baby’s Gag Reflex
Nutrition

Understanding Baby’s Gag Reflex

It can be alarming for parents to see their baby gag! Gagging is not a pleasant experience, and the more we gag, the more we anticipate and try to avoid the uncomfortable feeling. But for baby, those first experiences with…

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What Is a Pediatric Feeding Disorder?
Nutrition

What Is a Pediatric Feeding Disorder?

All kids can be picky, but when should a parent worry? In my article Early Signs That Baby is Picky — and What to Do About It, I highlighted red flags that may indicate a pediatric feeding delay or disorder.…

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5 Ways to Build Self-Confidence When Your Baby is Self-Feeding
Nutrition

5 Ways to Build Self-Confidence When Your Baby is Self-Feeding

Learning to pick up slippery pieces of avocado or dip a spoon into warm baby cereal is tricky! Ask any 6-, 7- or even 8-month-old child dealing with the learning curve of grasping food in their little fist or trying…

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How Kids Depend on Their 8 Senses to Eat
Nutrition

How Kids Depend on Their 8 Senses to Eat

Whether your child is 6 months old or 6 years old, he’s learning to eat a variety of foods thanks to your terrific parenting and his amazing sensory system! Becoming an adventurous eater and trying Brussels sprouts, asparagus, salmon and…

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Early Signs That Baby Is Picky — and What to Do About It
Nutrition

Early Signs That Baby Is Picky — and What to Do About It

The term “picky” is thrown around all the time in parenting articles, but what does it really mean, especially when it comes to the first year of life? Picky or fussy eaters have strong likes and dislikes around what, when…

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12 Surprising Tips to Help Baby Transition to Finger Foods
Nutrition

12 Surprising Tips to Help Baby Transition to Finger Foods

The big day has arrived! It’s time to introduce your baby to finger foods! Actually, “fist foods” is the more appropriate term — babies first learn to grasp soft, squishable foods in their little fists before holding them between the…

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How Family Mealtime Can Transform Your Kid for Life
Nutrition

How Family Mealtime Can Transform Your Kid for Life

You’ve got a great kid! If you’re interested in even more ways to help your child excel in school, thrive in peer relationships and continue to bond with you, research shows regular family mealtimes will benefit your child for life.…

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5 Surprising Tips to Get Your Kids to Love Vegetables!
Nutrition

5 Surprising Tips to Get Your Kids to Love Vegetables!

#5: Stop focusing on the bite. Too much emphasis on “Try it, you’ll like it!” makes that first taste seem like a really big deal to kids. Try not to emphasize eating vegetables, but instead focus on the Three E’s:…

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