Your Guide to ARK Therapeutic’s Oral Motor and Feeding Tools

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Today I have the exciting opportunity to share with you about oral motor and feeding tools from ARK Therapeutic! My goal with this post is to walk you through the basics of some of ARK's most popular oral motor products and highlight additional resources that will give you some helpful pointers for how to use each ...

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

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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

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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 ...

10 tips to prepare parents for their child’s in-home evaluation

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Photo credit: D. Sharon Pruitt Last week I found myself in a unique situation. A very unique situation. I -- a pediatric occupational therapist who enters families' homes on a daily basis to conduct developmental evaluations and provide therapy for their little ones -- found myself sitting in my apartment waiting for an occupational therapist to ...

[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 ...