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Sensory Properties of Silicone Help Children with Autism (Part 2)

Searching for sensory-based feeding products that encourage a child with autism to try new foods can be overwhelming for a parent or feeding therapist. Luckily, silicone is one of the best sensory materials out there, and using dishware made from silicone can be a game changer at mealtime! In Part 1 of our blog series, we discussed how silicone is [...]

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Sensory Properties of Silicone Help Children with Autism (Part 1)

Finding feeding products that engage a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be challenging. But if you are aware of their unique sensory needs, picking the right product can make the difference between eating and outright food refusal. Here are a few ideas that may encourage you to give silicone a try!Silicone + Sound: Many children on the autism [...]

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Sensory Tools for Children with Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects a child in varying degrees. Generally, these children tend to have more feeding and sensory challenges than their peers. Since I specialize in autism and feeding challenges, I thought I would highlight my favorite sensory brands and explain how to use them at mealtime. And it's perfect timing since April [...]

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Easter Basket (No Candy) Ideas

Are you looking for an Easter basket idea that the kids will love (minus all the candy, sugar and chocolate)? We’ve got you covered! Here are a few Easter basket ideas and easy-to-plan activities that will keep the kids happy and busy this holiday.Sensory Basket: Sensory fidgets are a tool that can help keep kids calm and focused. Fidgets can [...]

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Frozen Foods for Picky Eaters

March is National Frozen Foods Month, and on this blog I want to discuss the benefits of buying frozen foods for your family, especially for your picky eater!Texture: A successful meal with a toddler starts with the texture of the foods presented. If your child has difficulties with the sensory aspect of warm or hot foods, you can [...]

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

You can wear the color green for more than St. Patty’s day this month; green is the color for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month too! Help team ezpz spread education and awareness by learning about cerebral palsy (CP) and the feeding challenges these children may have.Physical Challenges: Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the movements of the body, particularly the limbs. [...]

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are becoming more prevalent in the pediatric population, and being aware of the different diagnoses and treatment options can help parents get the support they need. This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which is an international event to help fight the myths that surround eating disorders. Here are a few tips to help educate families [...]

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Chinese New Year + The Year of the Dog

The Chinese New Year is upon us and we have some fun ways to celebrate the 'Year of the Dog' with your kiddos. As you may know, the Chinese New Year follows the Lunar calendar, which usually places the date somewhere between late January or early February. In addition to the date changing, the animal sign also cycles [...]

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Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Desserts

As a feeding therapist, I encourage parents to allow kids to eat and enjoy all types of food, including desserts! With that said, I like to introduce desserts to children that they can help make. Getting kids involved in the kitchen helps to educate them on the foods / tastes they will (hopefully) enjoy – even veggies! Here are [...]

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The Mini Bowl

We have a new item, The Mini Bowl, which is ezpz’s BOWL solution for infants and travel! The Mini Bowl is a smaller version of the Happy Bowl, and it is a great tool to help baby meet important feeding milestones. Get ready to start serving purees, baby cereal, oatmeal and pasta! Here are a few ideas [...]

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