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Happy Feeding,

Dawn Winkelmann, M.S, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist & Feeding Specialist for ezpz

Photo Credit: Paul Joyner Photo


Dawn Winkelmann, M.S, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist & Feeding Specialist for ezpz

Dawn Winkelmann, a.k.a “Ms. Dawn”, 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, sense of humor and her favorite feeding products to the family dinner table.

You will find Ms. Dawn’s expert feeding advice to be positive and fun for the entire family! She adapts complicated feeding/swallowing research and makes it practical and easy for parents! Get ready to learn the science behind your favorite feeding products and ways to bring happy family mealtimes back!

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Five Quick Purees for Busy Parents

Busy parents are always asking me for fast puree recipes. Here are five quick purees that are made of foods that are easy to find and brightly colored. And guess what? The rest of the family will enjoy them, too!Avocado: I love to use avocado as a first food because I like introducing rich color palettes to baby, including the [...]

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Feeding Tips That Will Change the Way You Start Solids

As a feeding expert and speech language pathologist, I teach parents to start solids at about 6 months of age (depending on the baby’s readiness signals). There are two popular feeding methods that parents choose from when introducing solids: 1) the Traditional Method (serving only purees) or 2) the Baby Led Weaning (BLW) method. BLW skips puree foods and [...]

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Preparing Baby to Transition from a Bottle to an Open Cup

Transitioning from bottle to a cup can be a hard process for baby and the entire family. I believe this is why I have seen so many babies maturing into toddlerhood and refusing to drink out of anything other than a bottle (these kiddos typically need a few sessions of feeding therapy to help with the process). Therapy, refusals [...]

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Cognitive, Speech + Language Milestones to Help Babies with Feeding

I talk a lot about developmental milestones here at ezpz. Milestones help parents know what to expect at a certain age and, if needed, they know when to ask for a referral from their pediatrician. Here are a few cognitive, speech and language milestones to look for that will help you and baby on your feeding journey!Cognitive Milestones: Cognitive [...]

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Feeding Milestone: Lip Closure

If your little munchkin is between 6-9 months of age you are witnessing a lot of change in their overall development. Important growth is happening with baby’s mouth, too! Let’s talk about lip closure and how it impacts feeding development.Lip Closure: Having baby learn how to close their lips is an important feeding milestone. Lip closure is necessary for baby [...]

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How to Use ezpz Products in Feeding Therapy (Part 2)

ezpz’s dynamic community of engaged parents and pediatric professionals are looking for education and resources to help children with their feeding skills. For this reason, I have put together some tips on how to choose and use ezpz products in feeding therapy. Note - this is a blog series, so make sure to check out Part 1 for information [...]

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How to Use ezpz Products in Feeding Therapy (Part 1)

Here at ezpz we have a large community of parents and medical professionals specializing in feeding therapy. Both groups ask me questions on how to select and use our products in therapy to help infants, toddlers and school age children learn how to eat. Feeding therapy can be overwhelming for parents (and surprisingly for the feeding therapist too). I’ve broken [...]

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How to Introduce Bananas to Babies

When I teach Baby Led Weaning (BLW) classes, I always suggest trying banana as one of the first foods for baby. But I didn’t realize how confusing this fruit is for parents until I was inundated with questions about it. Let’s tackle some of the most common feeding questions I receive when it comes to bananas.Consistency: In my courses, I get [...]

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Three Mistakes Parents Make During Baby-Led Spoon Feeding

Independent spoon feeding is a fun mealtime milestone for baby. But sometimes parents make a mistake or two along the way. As a feeding specialist, here are three of the most common mistakes I see when it comes to baby-led spoon feeding.Mistake #1: Offering the Wrong Size Handle Some parents tell me they decided not to continue with baby-led [...]

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