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Playing in Food Without the Mess
Nutrition

Playing in Food Without the Mess

My blog article How Kids Depend on Their 8 Senses to Eat explored why kids need to get hands-on experience via cooking and sensory play with new foods. When kids experience food with all of their senses, they are more…

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5 Reasons Your Baby Is Having Trouble Eating Solid Foods
Nutrition

5 Reasons Your Baby Is Having Trouble Eating Solid Foods

Oh, the Instagram moments when baby starts on solids! As your baby takes his first bites of purees or soft solids like ripe avocado, it’s a rite of passage to document the expressions, the mess and the triumphs of your…

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To Sneak or Not to Sneak in Those Veggies — Which Team Are You On?
Recipes

To Sneak or Not to Sneak in Those Veggies — Which Team Are You On?

If you’ve got a picky eater at home, do you sneak in veggies here and there? Are you a secret puree pusher, adding sweet potato puree to your kid’s mac and cheese or pulverizing steamed cauliflower to stir into buttery…

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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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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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