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Feeding Tips for Children with Down Syndrome

Our Blab show this month, titled “Feeding Tips for Children with Down Syndrome,” was both fun and informative! To celebrate Trisomy Awareness Month, I interviewed three moms on the feeding struggles with this population. We discussed picky-eating issues, advancing to new food textures, drinking from an open cup or straw and feeding tips that really work! In case you [...]

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Crafting with Toddlers

March is National Craft Month and there are so many creative and educational projects to do with your toddlers! By using the Play Mat you can organize crafting materials in the compartments while maintaining the mess on the mat. It makes for ezpz set-up and cleanup! Here are a few tips on getting your crafting party started.Perks: Crafting has so [...]

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March is Trisomy Awareness Month

March is a special time for team ezpz since it is Trisomy Awareness Month. We love celebrating with the children and families we serve and love! On this week’s blog, I want to raise awareness about trisomy conditions and the challenges it may cause with feeding and swallowing issues.Trisomy occurs when a child has an extra full or partial chromosome. [...]

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Toddler Taste Challenge: Green Foods

Since March is National Nutrition Month and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, this is a great time to focus on new green tastes! Not surprisingly, green is a color that toddlers tend to shy away from when introducing new foods and it’s usually the color that parents want their kids to eat the most of. Thus, [...]

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Tips on Feeding A Child With Vision Impairments

Did you know that team ezpz hosts a blab every month? It’s called The ezpz Mealtime Show, and it is where parents and professionals share tips on feeding children who struggle to eat. Our latest blab topic was Tips on Feeding a Child with Visual Impairments. We had three amazing moms on the show that shared their personal stories of feeding [...]

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Adding Chard to Your Toddler’s Diet

Chard tastes similar to spinach, is packed with vitamins A, C, K and iron and is a great veggie to add to your toddler’s food list! A lot of parents I work with in feeding therapy want to introduce chard to their children, but they aren’t sure which textures will please their child’s temperamental palate. Here are three successful [...]

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Strategies for Distracted Eaters

Toddlers can be easily distracted, especially during mealtime when they would rather be playing than learning about new foods. There are two types of Distracted Eaters I have worked with:Eaters distracted by external stimuli. This is the little tot that has to have the TV or iPad on in order to eat. Or, if you get a phone call or [...]

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Let’s Blab about Feeding

Last month, team ezpz hosted our first blab: ezpz feeding products: An interview with Lindsey Laurain. It was a great success! If you are not familiar with Blab.im, here is some information about this new and fun media broadcast platform.Blab.im is an online video conversation platform where people can video chat in front of a live audience. The audience can [...]

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“Lettuce” Introduce Lettuce

Lettuce is a primary veggie for adults, and for some, it’s the only veggie they eat! On average, American adults eat about 33 pounds of lettuce per adult per year. Kids – not so much. Since lettuce has beta-carotene, vitamin C and K, iron, potassium and much needed fiber, lettuce is a perfect veggie to introduce to your toddler! [...]

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Getting Toddlers to Eat and Enjoy Broccoli

Broccoli is a nutritious veggie parents want their toddler to eat. But it’s also a vegetable parents don’t usually model eating, making it difficult for the child to imitate good broccoli munching behaviors. Here are a few tips on how to prepare, introduce, and enjoy the many textures of broccoli with your toddler.Prepare: Broccoli is one of those vegetables that [...]

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