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
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,
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 –
It’s getting cold outside, and it’s time to find some novel ways to keep mealtime fun! Here are some beverage ideas for babies and toddlers that will keep them warm and toasty while trying a few new tastes!
Pediatric feeding & swallowing therapists (like myself) encourage parents not to feed raw apples to babies & young children due to their high choking risk. The general media has also embraced this feeding education; for example, the New York
Are you looking for gifts for the little ones in your life? I’ve put together a Holiday Gift Guide for babies 0-24 months that can help them with their pre-feeding + feeding skills too!