50 Easy Ways to Get Your Kid to Eat New Foods

By Salma Abdelnour Gilman It may seem like an impossible dream right now, but your kid has the potential to love all kinds of food. Here’s how to prime their taste...

A Special Needs Guide for Learning to Eat with Your SEVEN Senses – Part One

  Most of us think of five senses and the human body: Sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. But, when it comes to learning to eat a wide variety of...

3 Ways to Explain Baby-Led Feeding to Your Extended Family

By Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP Whether it’s a holiday dinner, a virtual family brunch or an outdoor family picnic, well-meaning relatives may be shocked to see you offering anything but...

Planting for Kids

By The Lettuce Grow Team Melanie Potock has a knack for taking eaters of all ages from picky to passionate. Here are a few of her most creative tips for getting...

Is It Ever Okay to Bribe My Kids with Food?

By Topher Gauk-Roger Using food as a punishment or reward for kids can be the simplest tool to get them to eat — or do — something they are less...

THE IMPORTANCE OF SENSORY PLAY AT FAMILY DINNER

Eleven-year-old Patrick was excited. He’d found a recipe online for a homemade shrub — a “drinking vinegar” popular during the Colonial Era — using rhubarb and fresh mint, both things...

8 Best Bibs For Drooling Babies And Food-Refusing Toddlers

by Jenn Sinrich No matter where you are in your parenting journey, you’ve probably come to the realization that bibs are a must (along with other feeding essentials like high...

The Pandemic & the Return of Family Mealtimes

By Melanie Potock Pandemic: That is a relatively new word for me. I’m sure I’ve uttered it a few times over my lifetime, but even as a speech language pathologist (SLP), it’s not...

The 6 Types of Picky Eater—And How to Get Them to Eat

By Stephanie Wood There are many reasons why kids shun their food. To end your dinner-table battles, you’ll need to know which kind of choosy eater you’re dealing with—and how...

When Do You Teach Your Baby To Use A Spoon? Sooner Than You Think

By Jennifer Parris Whether it’s by bottle or breast (or both), you’ve been solely responsible for feeding your baby. But now, your not-so-little one is showing signs that she might...