Introducing Solid Foods

Introducing Solid Foods

Introducing your baby to solid foods! Breast milk or formula is the only food your newborn needs, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months after birth. So how do you know if your baby is ready for solid foods? By ages 4 months to 6 months, most babies […]

Posted March 29, 2019 by info@mysillymonkey.com in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

What is a Sensory Diet?

What is a Sensory Diet?

What is a Sensory Diet? Having a sensory diet.  This has nothing to do with what your child eats or does not eat.  The first time I took Sofia to an occupational therapist she kept mentioning putting her on a “diet” to help her sensory needs.  I was so confused.  I literally interrupted her and […]

Posted February 23, 2019 by info@mysillymonkey.com in Uncategorized / 0 Comments


Keto Friendly Pork Jerky

Keto Friendly Pork Jerky

Keto Friendly Pork Jerky For all my busy moms out there who want healthy snacks for the family or for anyone that is following a Keto friendly diet please check out Crooked Creek Farm’s Pork Jerky! They have 3 flavors: original, spicy and Mango Habanero. There is no added MSG, no hormones,  and it is […]

Posted September 11, 2018 by info@mysillymonkey.com in parenting tips / 3 Comments



Visual Schedule

Visual Schedule

Visual Schedule! There are many benefits to using a visual schedule with your child.  Visual schedules or visual charts can be a powerful tool for keeping your child organized, staying focused, and reducing meltdowns.  You may have read some of my posts that mention my daughter and some of her sensory issues.   This post will […]


Tips For Brushing Teeth With Sensory Processing Issues

Tips For Brushing Teeth With Sensory Processing Issues

Tips For Brushing Teeth With Sensory Processing Issues! Does your toddler refuse to brush their teeth? Do they gag, cry,  throw a tantrum or have other physical reactions to tooth brushing? My child went through a couple different phases of tooth brushing.  Basically from cooperation to an all-out resistance!  There can be many different factors […]


Sensory Bottles

Sensory Bottles

Sensory Bottles! These DIY sensory bottles are super easy and fun to make.  Sensory bottles or calm down bottles are a wonderful useful calming tool for toddlers or children with sensory needs, anxiety, or those that need help with self-regulation or transitioning to the next activity.  Sensory bottles act as an “calm-down” aid by helping […]