Feeding Skills

Picky Eaters. Are Your Child’s Eating Habits a Problem? – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Are Your Child’s Eating Habits a Problem or a Phase? At some point your baby is likely to push away the carrot puree.  Your toddler may turn their head when faced with a spoon full of peas. Most “picky eating” behavior is normal and occurs at one time or another among 20% to 50% of kids. Young children can be frustrating at mealtime for a wide range…

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Tips to Combat Toddler Food Refusal: Introducing New Foods – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! By Cara Caddy OTR/L TEIS Occupational Therapist It’s 5 pm again.. dinner time. You walk into the house and the aroma of spaghetti and meatballs hits your nose. Your stomach grumbles and you imagine how wonderful the food will taste. That is not the reality of life with a toddler! You look in the freezer- chicken nuggets , again? Crackers? Toast? What do I feed my child?? He has a meltdown…

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How And When To Encourage Utensil Use for Meals – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! By Annika Zalleck MOT OTR/L TEIS Occupational Therapist Children are always ready to grow up faster than their parents want them to and this is true when it comes to wanting to feed themselves during meals! Older babies and toddlers want to become more independent and are usually grabbing at spoons while they are being fed by their parents from an early age.  When it is appropriate to start giving your…

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