feeding toddlers

Top Tips for Gardening with Kids

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Summer is fast approaching (thankfully!) and so getting your toddler, or older kids, outside for some fresh air and to burn off all that energy is probably top of your mind. You might even be starting to plan out what you’ll do as a family this summer. Maybe you have some day trips, sports or […]

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#50: Gardening with Kids: How it can help your picky eater and how to get started now

Episode art for episode "#50: Gardening with Kids: The benefits and how to get started now." Pictured is Caitlin Feltham, dietetic intern at My Little Eater™, and her son.

In this final episode of Season 2, I bring on my dietetic intern, Caitlin, to chat about gardening with your toddler. She shares about why she decided to start gardening with her son, what the benefits are, changes that she’s seen, and her tips on how to get started. I know it sounds like a […]

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Parenting styles: What authoritative parenting is and why it’s recommended

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I often discuss parenting styles in the context of feeding your toddler, it’s something I offer some education on inside of my Feeding Toddlers course, and something that can actually have a big impact on how successful mealtimes are with your toddler. I’ve done my research on them, but this isn’t my area of expertise, […]

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#49: The different types of parenting styles and how they affect feeding

In this episode of The My Little Eater Podcast, I have the opportunity to chat with Dr. Shanna Alvarez and Dr. Jenna Elgin from Helping Families Thrive. These two are a breath of fresh air in the parenting world, they have a mission to bring the true research to parents, minus any fear mongering, and […]

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#48: Is it ever ok to limit food for your baby/toddler?

Episode art for episode "#48: Is it ever ok to limit food for your baby/toddler?". Pictured is a smiling toddler eating a large piece of watermelon.

In this episode, I’m answering a question from the audience, and it’s one that I get A LOT! “If my toddler (or baby) eats all of their favourite food, but doesn’t touch anything else on their plate, and wants more of their favourite…do I just give it to them?” And the short answer to this […]

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The importance of timing for preventing (and reversing) picky eating

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A lot of parents ask me… “Is there really anything I can do to prevent picky eating?” Maybe you’ve asked your doctor about it, and they told you that you can’t really do anything because it’s genetic. Or maybe they said…”All kids go through it. There’s nothing you can do about it”. ⁠🤔⁠ I’ve also […]

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#37: Preventing Picky Eating vs. Reversing it

Episode art for episode: "#37: Preventing picky eating vs. reversing it". Pictured is a toddler holding broccoli on a fork with a disgusted look on their face.

In this episode, I’m smashing a couple of very common picky eating myths! Ever heard someone say that picky eating is genetic? Or that every child goes through a picky phase, and there’s nothing you can do about it? While I admit those first two points are mostly true, that last one about there being […]

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What is Toddler Led Feeding?

what is toddler led feeding?

Okay, this is something that has been on my mind for a couple of months now and it’s finally time to get this idea out there! I couldn’t be more excited to share this with you!  This approach will change sooo many parents lives when it comes to feeding their toddlers. Not only will it […]

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Bonus: Toddler Led Feeding

Episode art for episode: "Bonus: Toddler Led Feeding". Pictured is a toddler moving towards a spoon to take a bite.

In this episode, I’m introducing you to my new signature concept – Toddler Led Feeding! By now, I hope you’ve heard of Baby Led Feeding, which is my specialized approach to introducing solids, whether purees or whole foods, in a responsive way that takes into account your baby’s skill and comfort level, while gently nudging […]

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