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Tuesday Top 5: Five Reasons It's Always YOU That Gets Sick!

"Does it always seem like it’s you that gets it when something’s going around at your kid’s school?"

Tuesday Top 5: Five Reasons You’re Glad School’s Back In!

For all the anxiety and demands of getting the kids ready to get back into the swing of things for school, we thought we’d take this moment to thank our teachers and celebrate the beginning of another school year.  Here are the top five reasons we’re glad school’s back in!

Thank You! :)

Hey there PeaPod!  We Peas wanted to take this opportunity to once again say, “Thank You.”  You may have noticed our new website and our most recently updated “Reviews” section.  In the process of creating this section, we collected the wonderful photos, stories, and kind words that encompass your EasyPeasie experiences; we read many mommy blog...

What is Palate Priming?

Acceptance of vegetables and other new foods is a multi-sensory experience for kids. Our goal is to slowly prepare and warm (prime) kids’ senses of smell and taste (derived from the palate) to the acceptance of flavors by early, repeated, and frequent exposures of the palate to those flavors.

Rear-Facing as Long as Possible!

In the event of braking, being rear-facing allows for the largest, heaviest part of the baby to be cradled in the cushion of car seat (think of a ball being caught in a mitt) as opposed to flopping forward if the baby were front-facing.

Car Safety Week!

Injury prevention is one of the most important topics that we, as pediatricians, discuss with families.  Here in the United States, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children over 1 year of age, and car crashes are always in the top two causes of these injuries across all pediatric age groups, along with SIDS/infant suffocation, drowning, suicide, and firearm homicide. 

Picky Eaters, The Finale!

We’re at the final of our Ten Tips for Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies. The final “E” in our mnemonic is for “EasyPeasie,” and gives us a chance to re-tell you the story of how we started all this dried veggie funny business in the first place! When my sister had to return to work and switch her youngest to formula, we didn’t want to lose the o...

Picky Eaters, Part 9!

Veggies in the Moment! Well, friends, we’ve reached the 9th tip for getting our kids eating more veggies. The “I” in our acronym stands for “In the Moment.” You may remember us discussing this in a blog post during our original website launch a couple of years ago. Our thoughts for this story started when a friend of mine recounted an experienc...

Picky Eaters, Parts 7/8 – Alter texture!

Well families, we’ve reached the 7th and 8th tips for getting our kids eating more veggies!  Altering the texture of veggies can be a help to many little ones.  Options are always great to have, and when it comes to the intersection of kids and veggies, this is no exception.  So, thank goodness; there are lots of ways to alter veggie texture :)...