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Understanding ARFID and PFD: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Understanding ARFID and PFD: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

As a parent or caregiver, it can be difficult to watch your child struggle with eating. While picky eating is common in young children, for some children picky eating doesn’t go away. Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and Pediatric Feeding Disorder...

Our Favorite Messy Play

Our Favorite Messy Play

Our sensory system constantly takes in information from our environment. For a child who is sensitive to tactile, or touch inputs, making it through their daily routines can be challenging. Activities that are normal parts of a child’s day can become very stressful. ...

My child isn’t eating well: could it be a tongue tie?

My child isn’t eating well: could it be a tongue tie?

Short answer: Yes! Tongue-tie is a relatively common condition. The way the tongue moves has a direct impact on how a baby will breastfeed and/or bottle feed. As children transition to solid foods, it can affect the variety of foods they will safely be able to eat and...

Understanding Primitive Reflexes Impact on Child Development

Understanding Primitive Reflexes Impact on Child Development

Kristen lectured about 400 people on primitive reflexes in February. Here is some of the information that was shared. Primitive reflexes have become somewhat of a “hot topic” lately. If you do an internet search on “primitive reflexes”, you get over 1 million hits! As...

Promote Your Baby’s Development Through Play

Promote Your Baby’s Development Through Play

Bringing home a new baby can be wonderful, beautiful, and overwhelming. Once you settle into a routine, there is so much opportunity to engage and play with your baby that can help promote overall development and learning. Sifting through websites can provide...

Sensory Friendly Holidays

Sensory Friendly Holidays

The holidays can be a magical time for families, celebrating a season of joy, togetherness, and gratitude. This time of the year can also be challenging for parents and kids alike due to changes in routine, the abundance of new sights and sounds, and being constantly...

Tummy Time: It’s Not Just for Babies!

Tummy Time: It’s Not Just for Babies!

Parents may remember the pediatrician prescribing tummy time in their infant’s daily routine. That aspect of their routine comes and goes as sleepy infants become tireless toddlers, but the truth is that toddlers, teens, and adults alike can all benefit from spending...