Let Your Baby Play With His Peas…and Eat Them Too!

image_9 text

Today I am honored to welcome Occupational Therapist Carole Maisel as she shares about why it's okay (and important!) for babies to get messy and explore while they eat. . . . . . As a pediatric occupational therapist I understand the importance of promoting early self help skills and the intrinsic value of sensory exploration. According ...

Use Fresh Food Feeders to Introduce Solid Foods to Baby

Mesh fresh food feeder

If you care for a baby who is relatively new to solids or is teething, then these these mesh fresh food feeders are for you! I love them because: You can introduce baby to new flavors, with a significantly reduced risk of choking. Some great foods to start with are soft foods like bananas, avocado, (clean right away ...

Reusable Baby Food Pouches: Squishy Snak Paks!

baby food pouches

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 ...

Fun (and effective!) chew tools for babies

Fun and effective chew tools for babies to help them strengthen their jaw, reduce tooth grinding, increase tolerance of food textures, and so much more!

I am reading this absolutely fantastic book right now by an expert speech and feeding therapist named Diane Bahr. She is teaching me all sorts of things I never knew about babies' mouths and I am becoming absolutely fascinated with feeding therapy (something I've never really been that interested in). I actually borrowed the book ...

[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 ...

Baby Food Giveaway!

It's here! MamaOT's first ever giveaway! Last week I wrote about my newfound love of on-the-go organic puree baby food pouches. You can read it here. I'm fond of these pouches because of the easy-to-use twist top, the hard plastic straw that allows baby to suck straight from the bag (less mess and good practice!), and ...