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Feeding Chairs & Postural Stability

Stokke Trip Trapp Chair

-Durable, easy to wipe, and adjusts to fit toddlers to adults
- Highly adjustable for ideal postural support at the table
- 240 pound weight limit
- Larger foot rest, so it supports kids longer than some other adjustable wooden chairs
- Comes in lots of fun colors!
- Easy to add in side supports using yoga blocks if needed
- Buy it on the Stokke Website or from Nordstrom, Buy Buy Baby, Stroller Depot, or Bed Bath and Beyond

Stokke Website

Keekaroo Height Right Chair

- Durable, easy to wipe, and adjusts to fit toddlers to adults
- Highly adjustable for younger children, but foot rest is shorter than some other adjustable wooden chairs
- 250 pound weight limit
- 5 year warranty
- Easy to add side supports using yoga blocks if needed
- Buy it on the Keekaroo website or from Amazon, Walmart, Target, or Buy Buy Baby

Keekaroo Website

Yoga Blocks

Yoga Blocks make great, easy-to-clean side supports for your child who needs a little extra support in an adjustable wooden chair. If needed, you can even use clear packing tape to secure them to the chair so they don't become a distraction to your child during meals

Find it on Amazon

Graco Swivi Seat 3-in-1 Booster High Chair

- Great first feeding chair, as it is able to recline, then sit upright
I- ncludes additional side supports for your young infant
- Chair adjusts to grow with your toddler
- Can be used with the tray or pushed up against the table
- Can be attached to your existing chair, or can go on top of an adjustable wooden chair

Find it on Amazon

Chicco Polly Progress High Chair

- Great first feeding chair, as it is able to recline, then sit upright
- Chair adjusts to grow with your toddler
- Folds for easy storage between meals (if desired)
- Infant chair can be taken off of the base when it is time to bring baby to the table.
- Can adjust to be a booster or a stool configuration, however, neither of these options provides sufficient foot support, and the stool configuration does not provide sufficient back or side support.

Find it on Amazon

Utensils

ChooMee Starter Spoon

These are another great starter spoon, as they hold just a taste of the puree. These are also great for older kids who are learning about purees.

Find them on Amazon

Stainless Steel Toddler Utensils

These are great for kids who are ready to use utensils like the rest of the family, but are smaller and thinner to fit in your child's mouth better.

Find them on Amazon

Kindertools

These utensils are great for kids who have trouble moving their wrist to scoop or poke food, then get it into their mouth. This company also makes other tools to hold paint brushes or crayons and a toothbrush with the same handle.

Find them online

Kitchen Tools

Kids' Kitchen Knife

- Great way to get kids to help in the kitchen safely
- Many kids are willing to help cut a food even if they aren’t ready to touch it with their fingers yet (your child may need you to help hold the food stable for them)
- These knives cut better than regular plastic utensils, but tend to cut/pinch skin less often.
*Close adult supervision is required

Find them on Amazon

Mini Food Choppers

- Great for experimenting with different foods
- Nice way to add some proprioceptive input to your food play
- Great for kids who aren’t ready to touch the food with their hands yet

Find one on Amazon

Appetizer/Cocktail Forks

- A fun utensil to help children put food on their side teeth
- "Kid-sized" which can help if they are having difficulty with large adult-sized forks
- You can usually find different versions of these in your local grocery store near the paper plates and napkins.
*Close adult supervision is required because pieces may come off of the plastic cocktail forks if you bite too hard and the metal cocktail forks may be sharp

Find some on Amazon

Kids' Books

Applesauce Grows on Trees

This fun book shares a story about a boy who only eats 3 foods and his experience at Food School, where he learns that learning about new foods is FUN! This book is great for kids who can sit for a little bit of a longer story

Find it on Amazon

Strawbert's Sensational Story

This book tells a fun and interactive story that shows children eating doesn't have to be scary, but rather an exciting multiple-step adventure, exploring and building a positive relationship with food. This book was written by a therapist who uses the SOS Approach to Feeding program. This book is great for school aged kids.

Find it on Amazon

Ovis Has Trouble with Eating

Ovis is a sheep that is misunderstood by his family and his friends. He has sensory processing issues, therefore he doesn't eat. But when Ovis gets some new ideas about how to cope from an occupational therapist, he gets back on track. This series also includes Ovis Has Trouble at School.

Find it on Amazon

My Tubey Series

The My Tubie Series is great for kids with g-tubes. We have sent these books to school to help explain a child's g-tube to their classmates. The series include:
- There's More than One Way to Eat
- A Day in the Life of a Tube Fed Girl
- A Day in the Life of a Tube Fed Boy
- My Tubey Goes to School

Find them on Amazon

Parent Support Resources

Feeding Matters

Feeding Matters is the first organization in the world uniting families, healthcare professionals, and the broader community to improve the system of care for children with pediatric feeding disorder through advocacy, education, support, and research. If you need support, these wonderful moms will personally call you.

Feeding Matters Website

Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation

This website has tons of great information about g-tubes. It includes basic information about g-tubes, logistics of using a g-tube, troubleshooting common problems, as well as resources.

Go to their website

Other Resources

Online Cooking Classes for Kids

Kids Cook Real Food has great resources for helping your child learn to cook and help with meal preparation. Helping cook allows kids the opportunity to look at, touch, and smell the foods as it is being prepared, and gets them on the Steps to Eating Hierarchy! There is also a free video teaching beginner knife skills that you can watch with your child.

Visit their site to learn more

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