When offering puree foods, it’s essential to select a consistency that is safe for baby’s development. Here are three puree textures to try with your baby to assess their swallow and the feeding skills you can teach with each
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
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
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!
As you begin your feeding journey with your baby, it’s important to know that there are spoon milestones for six-month-olds that are critical to their overall feeding development. Knowing these milestones will encourage you to provide your little one
Fall is the best time to introduce pumpkin to your kiddos because, thanks to an arguably out of control trend, you can find an incredible variety of pumpkin-flavored food and drink – pumpkin spiced hummus, anyone? Take advantage of
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.