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Baby Led Weaning (BLW)

As Baby Lead Weaning (BLW) has been gaining popularity, I’ve received several questions from parents regarding appropriate portion sizes. If you are unfamiliar with BLW, it is a feeding method that skips puree foods and starts baby on the same solid foods as the rest of the family. Since parents generally start BLW at about 6 months of age, [...]

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Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM)

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM). All month long, Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) like myself raise awareness about communication disorders and feeding / swallowing disorders! Each year the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) has a theme to celebrate this special month and this year it is  Early Intervention Counts. I love this theme because early intervention is [...]

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Feeding & Swallowing Difficulties for Children with Brain Tumors

In honor of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month we are encouraging our ezpz community to "Go Gray in May" and help spread awareness! The hope is that by raising our understanding of pediatric brain tumors we will help accelerate the search for a cure. Since there are 120 types of brain tumors, and they are the [...]

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Ms. Dawn at the NSSLHA Conference

This month I had the honor of speaking at the California State University-Fullerton (CSUF) National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Conference. My presentation was about Feeding and Swallowing Disorders and how these new graduates should prepare themselves to help children with picky eating and other feeding challenges. Of course, I also talked about how [...]

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Turn Your Toddler into a Self-Feeding Superhero

Some superheroes eat independently and others need a little help from their parents, therapists or the right products! As a feeding therapist, my job is to make feeding and eating more enjoyable and efficient for the entire family. Here are my four tips for choosing a bowl and turning your toddler into a successful self-feeding superhero.Sensory: Kids love to gum, [...]

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World Health Day + Food Safety Tips

World Health Day (WHD) is tomorrow, April 7th! WHD was started to mobilize action and education around specific health topics that are a concern to people all over the globe. Celebrating WHD is a great reminder for us to talk openly about common health concerns, one of which is Salmonella bacteria. Here are a few educational tips to help [...]

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National Nutrition Month: 4 Healthy Eating Habits

March is National Nutrition Month and, to celebrate, we are inviting you to try four healthy habits...one bite at a time! Spring is the time for new beginnings; why not include your family’s nutritional health?Healthy Habit 1 (Education): Take 5 minutes to educate yourself about the correct serving sizes for your children by accessing these nutritional sites: eatright.org [...]

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Feeding Matters Pediatric Feeding Conference

Ezpz was a corporate sponsor for Feeding Matters' 4th Pediatric Feeding Conference - It Takes a Village in Phoenix Arizona! With over 600 attendees (in-person and online), I was proud to represent this company that is so dedicated to equipping doctors and therapists with the feeding tools they need to help families connect at mealtime!I had the pleasure of [...]

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Who is Ms. Dawn?

Dawn Winkelmann, M.S, CCC-SLP a.k.a “Ms. Dawn”, is a pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist. She has treated thousands of kids across the globe by helping families overcome picky eating stages and food refusals, while adding new foods into their diet. Her high success rate is attributed to Ms. Dawn bringing her education, experience, [...]

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Changing the Face of Beauty

Our mission at ezpz is to help parents and children connect during mealtimes. Part of this mission is to join with communities that share the same hopes and values. That is why we are so honored to be part of the #changingthefaceofbeauty campaign.Campaign: The #changingthefaceofbeauty campaign involves highlighting individuals with disabilities as models in the media. We [...]

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