Mama OT’s One Year Anniversary Giveaway!

Enter MamaOT.com

{This giveaway is now closed} MamaOT.com turns one year old this month! It has been QUITE the year, filled with fun posts, new bloggie friends, and important real-life lessons learned along the way. I truly believe this blog has made me a better mom and pediatric therapist over the course of the past year. I am more ...

What is Therapeutic Listening ®?

Answers to basic questions about the Therapeutic Listening program for children who struggle with sensory, attention, social, emotional, or basic regulation issues.

This weekend I had the opportunity to further my professional development by obtaining training in a therapeutic program I've been wanting to use since before I was a therapist: THERAPEUTIC LISTENING ®. What is Therapeutic Listening ®? Therapeutic Listening ® is an "evidence-based auditory intervention intended to support individuals who experience challenges with sensory processing dysfunction, listening, attention, and communication." It's ...

Reusable Baby Food Pouches: Squishy Snak Paks!

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I love baby food pouches! They are practical, healthy, and easy-to-use. I first discovered them when my son was eight or nine months old, and it made picnics in the park and coffee dates with Mommy so much easier...and less messy! Not only that, baby food pouches also taught him how to drink from a ...

Get Ready for Info on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

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This weekend I had the distinct privilege of attending the 15th annual international symposium on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). It was held in my hometown of Sacramento, CA, and I was honored to be in the presence of some of the greatest leaders in the field of SPD research and intervention. In a nutshell, Sensory Processing ...

Tips for addressing throwing behavior

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Let's be honest: isn't it annoying when cute little babies or toddlers start throwing stuff? And you can't even reason with them! Photo credit: Nerissa's Ring Here are five reasons why babies or toddlers might exhibit throwing behaviors, and what you can do about it. Reason #1: Developmental stage. From about 9-12 months, it's totally developmentally appropriate for babies ...

Coming Soon: “One Thing” Thursday

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I'm excited to announce the newest addition to the MamaOT blog!: "One Thing" Thursday Every Thursday, I will feature one quick tip that you can implement to help improve some aspect of your child's development. I will keep it as focused as possible so it's short, sweet, and easy to use. The age range addressed will vary ...

Foods to help kids F.O.C.U.S. in school

Vegetable Medley: 26/09/06

It's that time of year again. School is about to begin (or already has for some of you) and the kids are (about to be) out of the house for much of the day...Yippee! said all the parents. This means it's time to get back into the habit of packing lunches (Boo!) and sending kids ...

MamaOT and the “Top 10 Occupational Therapy Blogs”

Yesterday RehabAlternatives.com published a list of the Top 10 Occupational Therapy Blogs, and you know what? MamaOT.com was on there! I am very honored to have been included in this list of amazing bloggers, one of whom has written a guest post here on MamaOT. Remember Abby Brayton-Chung? She recently contributed a post entitled, "5 things your ...

[Product Review] Baby Food Dispensing Spoon for Plum Organics

After yesterday's baby food pouch giveaway, our winner informed me there is now a product on the market that makes it even easier to feed babies when you're out and about. Say hello to the Boon Baby Food Dispensing Spoon (made for Plum Organics baby food pouches): As you can see, it comes in a 2-pack and allows ...

And the baby food winner is…

It's time to announce the winner of MamaOT's baby food giveaway! I had a little help in selecting the big winner, so watch the video below to find out who it is: Entries: 01. jschmoekel 02. Claire Anderson 03. Haylee Brown 04. Crystal 05. Nicole 06. steisy 07. Courtney 08. bodybyvisuccess 09. Allie 10. anniegroves 11. Darcy 12. Amanda smith That means the winner is: Haylee Brown. You have won ...