Fun with Food!

Welcome to Fun with Food! This site was designed to help parents and caregivers find, share and ask about fun foods for your selective toddler!

As a speech-language pathologist specializing in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, I encounter many children who have experienced negative associations surrounding food. These children often have accompanying oral motor feeding difficulties and sensory processing difficulties--making eating a very stressful experience instead of an enjoyable one.

This website will hopefully serve as an "idea place" for meals as well as questions and support from other parents and caregivers. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cheers to Firsts!

Sweet baby girl Lexi trying corn on the cob for the first time!


5 comments:

Charity said...

Don't let her cuteness trick you...she's a mess ;-)

佳曹蓉佳曹蓉 said...

thx u very much, i learn a lot............................................................

Kristina--Picky Tots said...

you are welcome!

Bratma said...

What a great blog, and thank you for posting the cute 'recipe' ideas! My daughter(almost 7) has been in feeding therapy for 2 years- slow going but we are seeing a LOT of progress! (the first time we attempted this she was just not responsive AT ALL, so it took time to find the RIGHT therapists and the right timing to start again!) We are learning to enjoy even the smallest of milestones! Wonderful therapists like yourself are invaluable to parents! Keep up the great work!
through working with our therapists (my Daughter and son both have PT, OT and my daughter has the feeding therapy) we have come up iwth a lot of fun ways to help at home as well. if you are interested- check out our sensory blog http://bratma3.blogspot.com/ -working on foods A-Z one letter at a time, different foods with that letter, and exploring and playing and often TRYING! we have had a LOT of progress since starting this as well! LOTS OF FUN!
anyway- thanks for your time in making this blog, helpful to so many!

Kristina--Picky Tots said...

Bratma--

Thank you so much for the feeback! I checked out your blog and it is wonderful! What a great way to introduce new foods and ideas to your children and journal about it along the way! Those are creative and fun ideas and I can see that you take the time and the patience that is needed to help your children overcome these sensory challenges! Props to you, mom!

Kristina