Avocados are usually the first food I offer babies in feeding therapy. I choose to serve this fruit first because of its soft texture, easy preparation for parents, and unique color (something other than the traditional off-white foods like
“DON’T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD!” How many of us heard these words as children only to repeat them to our little ones? Let me tell you, letting kiddos play with their food is actually good! Sometimes
Besides the more obvious nutritional benefits (they’re packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and potassium), blueberries have strong seasonal benefits as well. The domestic blueberry season is from April to September, so parents have a great opportunity to serve this
Social norms that conflict with expert advice have made pacifier (“paci”) use a confusing and sometimes controversial topic for parents. As a pediatric specialist with decades of clinical experience and working with families, I’ve got a more comprehensive recommendation.
Families are sometimes so eager to transition to solid foods that they unknowingly expose their baby to unnecessary risk by starting too early. I have worked with numerous families that started feeding solids early to their baby (at 3-5 months
As an Speech language pathologist (“SLP”) that specializes in Baby Led Weaning (“BLW”), I speak at conferences across the nation helping parents learn how to safely implement feeding strategies to make mealtime successful. At these events, parents often wonder
Of course strawberries are the most difficult fruits to add to a picky eater’s diet… after all, they’re the world’s most popular fruits! *facepalm* You may ask, why would strawberries be so difficult to eat? Because
All kids eat pizza, right? Actually, a majority of parents who have a picky eater would do a back-flip if their child ate any topping in addition to their plain, no sauce, thin crust, cheese pizza. I teach picky