Milestones help parents know what to expect around a certain age and, if needed, know when to request a referral from their pediatrician. Here are a few cognitive, speech, and language (developmental) milestones to look for that will help
Mealtime mess can be such a stress! As a pediatric feeding expert and speech-language pathologist, I focus on getting babies to reach their developmental milestones, but I understand how stressful mealtime can be. I’ve fed thousands of babies, so
Mother’s Day is coming up, and you should totally be spoiled (you deserve it)! But it’s also great to have a few practical items on your wish list too. So here are a few functional ideas to choose from!
In my baby-led weaning (“BLW”) courses, I always suggest trying bananas as a first food for baby. It’s also the first food on my BLW on-the-go foods list! However, I didn’t realize how confusing this fruit was for parents
When parents and professionals find out that I’m a pediatric feeding and swallowing specialist, the first question they ask me is usually about choking. This is a fearful subject, and rightly so since children under the age of 3
Have you ever gotten excited about offering an orange to your child, only for them to refuse to eat it? It might be due to the type of orange you used. Some oranges are too tart, others too sweet,
Bubble wrap can be used as a fun sensory experience for both babies and toddlers alike. In this blog, I’m sharing some innovative ways I this easily acquired office supply to help with mealtime and crafting!
Are you confused about when or how to offer peanuts to your baby? In this blog, I’ll teach you how to prepare it safely and why it’s so important to do so early and often. Why
As a pediatric feeding specialist, I teach families across the globe. And no matter what country the parent is from, one of the biggest concerns I hear about is water consumption for their baby. Here are some common water
We all know that sensory food play is developmentally essential for toddlers and school-age children (especially if they are finicky about new foods), but what about infants? Babies also need to explore their senses to foster brain maturation –