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Holiday Tips for Toddlers

For a lot of us, each holiday season starts with mixed emotions. There is excitement for new traditions, pictures, gifts, the weather and so much more! But there is also annoyance about the lines, the returns, the flying or driving to see family/friends and of course the inevitable holiday mealtime confrontations. Here are a few tips to help you prepare [...]

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How to Introduce Persimmons to Toddlers

Growing up in a military family meant I traveled a lot as a kiddo. I spent most of my younger years in Japan, where I was exposed to Japanese culture and cuisine. The persimmon is Japan's national fruit and (as you can imagine) I ate A LOT of them as a kid. Today, I use [...]

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Introducing Solids with the Mini Mat

Are you getting ready to introduce solid foods to your baby? This is an exciting time for both parents and baby! To prepare for a safe and fun feeding transition, here are some feeding prerequisites and recommendations for using the Mini Mat.Infants: At 4-6 months of age solid food is usually introduced and a baby consumes both liquids and food [...]

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Feeding Tips for the Glorious Carrot!

Carrots are a nutritious veggie that your kids can enjoy year round, but especially during the holidays! And, because of their vibrant orange color, carrots are a great vegetable for food art this fall season! To ensure your carrots are the perfect taste and texture for your toddler, use the following tips:Off with their heads! In order to keep carrots [...]

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month + CTFOB

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and we are celebrating with those who help these children to feed themselves independently! If you serve the needs of those living with Down syndrome, make sure to use our coupon code: #DSAM2015to help them flourish in feeding! When given the resources to succeed with feeding, most children with Down syndrome do just that – [...]

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Toddlers and Novelty

Getting toddlers to eat consistently at mealtime can be a tedious task. One day they love a food, and the next day, total food refusal with a tantrum to boot. How can a parent keep nutrition steady and consistent? Bring novelty to the dinner table and you will have your picky toddler trying new foods!Novelty: Making food unique and new [...]

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ezpz Feeding Tips for Children with Vision Impairments

October is Blind Awareness Month, which helps the public understand the lives of those of living without sight. It is estimated that about 1.3 million people in the U.S. are legally blind and approximately 93,600 school-age children in the U.S. are blind or visually impaired. This month team ezpz celebrates Blind Awareness Month and promotes how our products are changing [...]

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Encouraging Reading Through Food Art

Reading with your toddler is a special time to grow closer and nurture their love of words…and food too. So why not add reading during mealtime? Using words in food art can be a fun way to bring something novel to the dinner table! Here are some great ideas for encouraging reading through food art.Reading Food: Help your toddler learn that [...]

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Toddler Emotions at Mealtimes

Sometimes a toddler doesn’t have problems with food, it’s their feelings about food that causes the hesitation at mealtime. A child who becomes emotional when two foods touch each other or screams when a brightly colored veggie is placed on his plate is communicating his feelings. To help with emotions at mealtime here are a few tips:- For a [...]

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Portion Sizes for Infants and Toddlers

Research shows that our perception of portion sizes has become so fuzzy that it's hard for parents to recognize what a normal portion looks like for kids. But it’s important to know that a healthy toddler should be offered the same variety of nutritious foods as adults, but in much smaller portions. Here are a few tips to help you learn [...]

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