Sippy cups are now made so that they are essentially indestructible. They are spill proof even when thrown down several stairs, across a room or probably out of a moving car. They have really come a long way from this I grew up drinking from an open cup that sometimes had a lid made by… Continue reading Sippy Cups and How Children Never Have To Stop To Drink Anymore
Mommy’s Little Helper in the Kitchen: Creating a Positive Mealtime Environment AND Positive Lifelong Associations with Foods I love to let Eliana help when she is able to and when is a better time than in the kitchen? By watching me cook, she is becoming familiarized with the smells, sights and textures of foods while… Continue reading My Mini Sous Chef
Fostering a Healthy Mindset Around Food Creating an environment that encourages a healthy mindset around food is important to us. Do we encourage Eliana to play with the food on her dinner plate? No. Do we create opportunities for Eliana to think about food in positive ways? Yes. At our home we are continually working… Continue reading Please DO Play With Your Food! Encouraging Food Play And Painting With It!
Transitioning from Bottle to Cup and Formula to Milk Boy that is a lot of change that happens at the magical one year mark! Something that is soothing and comforting and done multiple times a day is suddenly supposed to change. Poor Babies! This post comes from the occupational therapist in me: knowing that switching… Continue reading The 12 Month Transition
On Friday night, Jonathan Eliana and I went out to dinner. I was so proud of Eliana as she sat in her high chair at our table and enjoyed our family mealtime. We of course have mealtimes together almost every night at home, so sitting in her highchair while we sit around the table and… Continue reading Eating Out – Children’s Menu?