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Pre-Feeding Skills: What Can My Baby Do Before Beginning Solid Foods? with Marsha Dunn Klein OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA

In this episode we're talking about:

  • Why mouthing objects is such an important pre-feeding skill and how teethers can help your baby transition to food
  • How babies learn to sit up on their own and why this is so important for swallowing safety
  • What you can do to help your baby who might not feel safe or comfortable in their high chair at first
Katie Ferraro

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Pre-feeding skills are a set of accomplishments your baby is going to achieve prior to the time where they are able to independently self-feed. Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA literally wrote the book on pediatric feeding called Pre-Feeding Skills and she’s here to share some activities you and your baby can engage in even before they’re ready to start solid foods. From mouthing objects, to high chair positioning and sitting, playing and reaching, Marsha is sharing insight on the importance of pre-feeding skills in this episode.

SUMMARY OF EPISODE

In this episode we’re talking about:

  • Why mouthing objects is such an important pre-feeding skill and how teethers can help your baby transition to food

  • How babies learn to sit up on their own and why this is so important for swallowing safety

  • What you can do to help your baby who might not feel safe or comfortable in their high chair at first

ABOUT THE GUEST

  • Marsha Dunn Klein is an occupational therapist, feeding therapist and founder of the Get Permission Institute

  • She authored the original book on pediatric feeding called Pre-Feeding Skills

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