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Tube to Table Podcast Episode 11: The Tortoise and The Hare

How fast should tube weaning really be? Is there a right speed? At Thrive, we hear from parents starting their journey, in the middle of weaning, or during follow up wondering about how fast to push their kid or how … Read More

Tube To Table Podcast Episode 10: Safety First

This week’s episode is all about the safety parameters put in place during your child’s tube weaning journey and how we work together with your child’s medical team to establish boundaries to make sure your child is safe. In preparation … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast Episode 9: Learning to Swim

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

Teaching a child how to eat when they aren’t experiencing hunger is like teaching that child to swim in a pool without water. What does this mean? In this week’s episode, Jennifer and Heidi break down this analogy that we use in … Read More

First Things First: Overcoming Feeding Aversion and Feeding Tube Dependency

By: Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L and Heidi Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

Overcoming Feeding Aversion and Feeding Tube Dependency. Created by Jennifer Berry and Heidi Moreland Over the years we have met many families who have gone to great lengths to help their children overcome feeding challenges, feeding aversions, and feeding tube … Read More

Tube To Table Podcast Episode 8: Every Moment Matters

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

Is there a moment that stands out for you during you tube weaning journey? This week’s episode of the Tube to Table Podcast focuses on all the moments that stand out for both therapists and families during their tube weaning … Read More

Baby Led Weaning: What is it?

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

Baby Led Weaning. You have likely seen Instagram posts of kids eating vegetables, or blog posts and articles about the benefits of baby led weaning.  It is clearly gaining popularity as an option for transitioning children onto solid foods instead of the more traditional approach of introducing … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast Episode 7: Better Together

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

What should a family mealtime look like? How can I create happy and healthy mealtimes for my child? This week’s episode of Tube to Table discusses the principals behind building a positive and happy mealtime environment for your child. These … Read More

Tube To Table Podcast Episode 6: First Things First

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

This week’s episode of the Tube To Table Podcast focuses on the specific progression from feeding tube dependency to eating orally. Your hosts, Heidi and Jennifer, will walk you through the five crucial steps that the Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 5: Ready or Not

Are you wondering if your child is ready to wean from their feeding tube? One of the most common questions we receive from parents is “How do I know if my child is ready to wean?” In this week’s episode, Ready … Read More

Tube To Table Podcast: Episode 4: The Eating Instinct with Virginia Sole-Smith

In this week’s episode of the Tube To Table Podcast, Jennifer and Heidi sat down with Virginia Sole-Smith to discuss her child’s journey from feeding tube to the ​family table. Virginia is a writer, a contributing editor to Parents Magazine, … Read More