Did you know you can offer warm and cozy soups when doing baby-led weaning (BLW)? Introducing your baby to a wide variety of textures is important, including soups! When selecting a soup, it is vital to consider the consistency
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!
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
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 –
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!
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
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.