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Tot Talk Podcast with Tots on Target

It really does take a village to raise a child and “Tot Talk with Tots On Target” is here to be part of your village. Co-founders Allison Mell and Maryann Deutsch are bringing all different areas of child development together into one place to help both parents and professionals better understand topics like child anxiety, healthy eating, building confidence, gross and fine motor development, and much more. From their own professional advice as a physical and occupational therapist team to their interviews with a wide range of child development specialists, you will hear lots of great tips to help keep your tots on target!

Tot Talk explores how to identify signs of anxiety in our children and helpful strategies to connect and help your child through those moments.  Find more resources and continue the discussion at https://www.totsontarget.com

Tot Talk sits down with Sleep Coach Jen to discuss her thoughts on baby and toddler sleep routines. Continue the discussion at https://www.totsontarget.com

Mary and Allison discuss the Why, What, When, and How of tummy time in a concise and easy-to-understand way. Continue the discussion at https://www.totsontarget.com

Allison sits down with speech therapist, Leyat Mafouda to delve into many different areas of speech and language development that help children create purposeful conversations and interactions. To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

Mary and Allison discuss how to help babies roll backwards and forwards and why this milestone is so important in the developmental sequence with pediatric physical therapist, Stacy Menz. To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com  

Allison and Mary sit down with former elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, Jayme Yannuzzi, to discuss the importance of play in early childhood learning. When sharing her passion for learning through play, Jayme gives great suggestions of how to structure playtime and provides many ideas you can try at home or in […]

Allison and Mary explore the topic of crawling, delving into why this milestone is so important in building strength, bilateral coordination, the sensory systems and more. The discussion continues to help you gain a better understanding of how this milestone is achieved. To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

How to help your baby transition to eating solid foods through the process of Baby Led Weaning with babies self feeding from the very beginning. To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

Tots on Target’s Allison (PT) and Mary (OT) discuss “W” Sitting and answer common questions like why do children sit this way, why is W-sitting a problem, and how to fix it.  To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

Mary and Allison discuss the common struggles of breastfeeding  with International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Jacqueline Kincer, owner of holisticlactation.com (@holisticlactation). Jacqueline answers their many questions and offers great insights to guide moms towards successful breastfeeding.  To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

Jennifer Anderson of kidseatincolor.com (@kids.eat.in.color) joins Mary and Allison to offer great tips on how to fit yummy snacks into a healthy, balanced diet.  To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

Dr. Giselle Tadros, PT, DPT, owner of In Home Pediatric PT (@inhomepediatricpt & @milkmatterspt), shares her professional insights on how to treat babies with a tongue and/or lip tie. To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

Instagram Influencer, Beth Rosenbleeth of @dayswithgrey, chats with Mary and Allison about how to help children start their days off with creative and open-ended play. Her easy-to-apply suggestions and the simple household materials she uses in her play setups, otherwise known as ‘Breakfast Invitations’, will help parents everywhere peacefully enjoy their morning coffee while their […]

Holly Choi, co-owner of Safe Beginnings First Aid, shares her professional advice and tips on how to keep babies safe during the hot summer months.  To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

Mary and Allison chat with Speech Sisters, Brooke, and Bridget, who share useful and easy-to-try tips on how to get your baby or toddler talking.  To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

Kathlena, aka The Allergy Chef, chats with Mary and Allison about the importance of knowing more about the food and health choices we make for ourselves and our families. From sugar to food allergens, they cover it all! To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

Occupational Therapist, Bree Milani of Sprout and Thrive (www.sproutandthrive.com) chatted with Mary and Allison about the importance of limiting time babies spend in “containers” like bouncers, jumpers, and swings in favor of more time spent on the floor to help them reach developmental milestones.  To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

Deena and Kristin of Big Little Feelings (www.biglittlefeelings.com) share their expert advice in a great discussion with Mary and Allison on how to tame toddler tantrums using simple, yet extremely effective strategies. From limiting technology to meltdowns in the supermarket, they cover it all! To ask follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

Mary and Allison talk with Sugarproof (sugarproofkids.com) authors, Dr. Michael Goran, PhD and Dr. Emily Ventura, PhD, MPH about the effects of sugar on our children’s behavior, sleeping schedules, attention and more. To ask any follow up questions, meet us over at www.totsontarget.com

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