Monthly Archives: March 2017

Baby’s First Solids: How to Make the Transition to ‘Finger Foods’

By Melanie Potock ASK THE EXPERT Q: “What finger foods should I first try my baby on, when should I introduce them, and what’s the best way to keep the...

Seven Surprising Things You Can Do at Home to Help Your Child Eat New Foods

By Melanie Potock 1. Explore Food away from Meals: Use food for other purposes than eating to increase the child’s exposure to the food in fun, interactive ways.  For example,...

Better therapy sessions for kids with special needs: therapists share!

By Ellen Seidman I recently asked a bunch of pediatric therapists how kids can get the maximum benefits from therapies: speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, ABA therapy, whatever therapy!...

The Great Pouch Debate: Pros, Cons and Compromising

By Melanie Potock Brace yourself. We are about to talk about pouches. You know, those little packets of convenience, filled with all sorts of fruits and vegetables, sometimes with a...

12 Ways Real Parents Won Over Their Picky Eaters

If you’ve ever tried serving a meal from a cookbook with a name like Dinners Picky Eaters Will Devour! and your child wouldn’t take a bite, well … welcome to...

Three Reasons Why Kids Get Hooked on “Kids’ Meals”… and How to Change That

By Melanie Potock Let me say this up front: I’m not condemning the American Kids’ Meal that is so common in fast food chains and family restaurants, but clearly I’m...

5 Tips to Create an Adventurous Eater Through Baby Self-Feeding

By Nancy Ripton While it may seem like babies have been eating purees for centuries, jarred food wasn’t even an option until the 1940s. In fact, the way people feed...

7 Surprising Baby Safety Mistakes You Might (Still) Be Making

By Tamekia Reece September is National Baby Safety Month. Check out these surprising “don’ts” that many parents still do. When it comes to baby safety, there are quite a few...

What to Do When Baby Refuses a Bottle

By Kara Mayer Robinson Not all babies take to a bottle right away. Try these tips to turn your feeding problems around. Try When Your Baby’s a ‘Little’ Hungry “Ideally,...

What Is Speech Therapy?

By Barbara Smith If your child has a speech disability that includes trouble pronouncing words, speech therapy may help improve language development, communication, and pragmatic language skills. Speech therapy is...
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