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Building Sensory Enjoyment at Mealtimes with Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L

In this episode we're talking about:

  • How babies engage with the sensory aspects of food
  • Why food “experiences” are more important than “exposures”
  • What to do if your baby has a big reaction to starting solid foods

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Sensory enjoyment, sensory processing, sensory challenges…what emotions or feelings do these terms conjure up as you’re introducing new foods to your baby? Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L is a feeding therapist who helps children with motor, sensory and mealtime challenges. She’s talking about why some children react differently to sensory inputs, how this can affect mealtime progress and how to promote sensory enjoyment with your baby.

SUMMARY OF EPISODE

In this episode we’re talking about:

  • How babies engage with the sensory aspects of food

  • Why food “experiences” are more important than “exposures”

  • What to do if your baby has a big reaction to starting solid foods

ABOUT THE GUEST

  • Karen Dilfer is an occupational therapist and feeding specialist

  • She helps children with motor, sensory and mealtime challenges

  • Karen helps children and babies work with the sensory aspects of food

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