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meal time made ezpz / feeding tips for babies and toddlers from dawn winklemann, speech language pathologist and feeding specialist

Printable Mother's Day Card

Happy Mother's Day!Whether you forgot to buy a Mother's Day card or you're just looking for a fun activity today, we've got you covered! Click here to print the card and get your little ones coloring. Mom will appreciate the quiet time and love her homemade card. 

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ezpz Trail Mix

As an avid hiker, I have been making my own yummy trail mix for years. I started bringing it to feeding therapy and found it to be a huge success with my pediatric clients. If you teach kids to make their own trail mix, it nurtures their self-help skills and increases the chances of them eating this healthy snack! [...]

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How to Introduce Beets to Toddlers

Beets are a nutritious food filled with fiber, vitamin C, potassium, manganese and folate. These rare nutrients help blood vessels, brain function and keep the heart healthy, too. Do you want your child to learn to enjoy beets early and continue to eat them throughout adulthood? Here are a few recommendations on how to introduce beets to your infants, toddlers [...]

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ezpz + Earth Day

What makes ezpz eco-friendly? Our products make less mess!- Our 100% silicone products do not degrade with use and will generally last for several years. With ezpz, you won’t need to replace disposable plates and bowls, which means less plastic packaging, less cardboard, and less junk.- Sustainability studies show that using silicone products reduces [...]

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Picky Fruit Eaters

Getting kids to eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and veggies can throw parents into a state of panic. For parents with finicky or picky eaters, this can be an ongoing emotional struggle. Here are some reasons why kids refuse fruit, as well as some strategies for parents and feeding therapists to help picky fruit eaters.The Skin – Some fruits [...]

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DIY Easter Craft Ideas

Doing Easter crafts with your kids is an exciting way to decorate your home and spread Easter cheer! It’s also a wonderful Easter tradition to start with your children. Since I come from a military family, we moved a lot and couldn’t bring many holiday decorations with us. So, my family celebrated Easter each year with multiple crafty projects, and [...]

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Sensory-Based Feeding Issues: My Child Can’t Have Food Touch

Does your child eat and enjoy their food more when the food is separated? Is your child insistent on having meals in a divided plate to ensure that foods don’t touch? Is there an instant meltdown when the mac & cheese accidentally touches a green vegetable? If this sounds familiar, your child might have a sensory-based feeding issue.Phobia: [...]

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Who is your favorite Care Bear?

We have teased about it, and now we are THRILLED to announce that ezpz will be collaborating with Care Bears for their 35th year anniversary! Can you help us decide which Care Bear mat YOU would like to see? Please head to Facebook to cast your vote. As you decide, take into account their beautiful colors [...]

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How to Introduce Beans to Your Baby

There are two main reasons why babies need solid food around 6 months of age: 1) mom's milk no longer meets baby’s need for iron and 2) at this stage babies stored iron supply starts to diminish. Since 6 months of age is the best time to start solid food introduction, and it’s the same time frame iron supplementation [...]

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Picky Vegetable Eaters

When you read this blog title you may have thought, “Of course kids are picky about veggies – is there another type of picky eater?” In fact, there is! A lot of children are picky protein eaters, which can affect their growth and development. Some kids are picky fruit eaters, and they miss out on essential vitamins and nutrients. [...]

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