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Founded by Valerie Gent, Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology is a Newcastle based Private Paediatric Feeding intervention service for babies and children from birth to adolescence.

Feeding difficulties in babies and children can be very stressful for parents as well as their child. The goal of Let's Eat! is to empower the family to be able to understand and respond to the feeding difficulties their child may present with. Treatment is clinic based but home and school visits can be arranged with an additional travel fee.

Valerie is passionate about feeding difficulties, she loves working with families in a practical and team focused way.

We look forward to working with you too!

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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology4 days ago
Scrambled eggs- a super easy squish food for children learning to chew. I adore eggs- they are a nutritional powerhouse and cooked slow, it make the easiest squish - easy chew food for your child (toddler learning to chew or children with special needs needing that extra step of support around easy chew foods).

This link has some great tips on how to cook it to the right texture otherwise our instagram page has a live video of slow cooked easy chew scrambled egg texture. Yum 🥚

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Life Changing Soft Scrambled Eggs - Pinch of Yum
Soft Scrambled Eggs - so easy and SO dreamy! Five quick and easy secrets to the best scrambled eggs of your life.
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology5 days ago
One of our favourite soft squish (IDSSI level 6) foods for toddlers and children learning to chew is laughing cow cheese.

An old favourite that has been around forever - easy to cube and easy for toddlers to hold and bite. Even better? You can carry this when you travel - a great portable food. 🧀

Do you use these? I used them when my boys were little. A great finger food (yes it has salt) but you’re not giving it to your child every day. I loved spreading them on crackers to boost calories.
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology6 days ago
This week we are going to talk about soft “squish” foods. Foods that “squish easily” (yes very technical word) for children learning to chew.

This might be for toddlers around 7 month age (6 months if you are doing baby led weaning) or for toddlers and children with delayed chewing.

Common in children with special needs, Ash and I are working through these textures with a lot of our clients.

If you are a therapist then you will already know of the international framework IDDSI which has paediatric and adult handouts on definitions and food examples.

Tomorrow we will share some commonly used level 6 foods (“squish” foods) that we use in our clinic.

Cheers, Val
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Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology1 week ago
Finishing off our edible sensory box posts this week. Frozen peas!

Now- please note that like all sensory boxes, supervision is needed. Choking is silent!

Enjoy exploring this box- especially for your kids who love touching things cold. Frozen peas are a wonderful texture on your hands and in your mouth. I know my little niece just loves them!


Have a great weekend everyone, Val and Ash
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology
Let's Eat! Paediatric Speech Pathology1 week ago
This sensory food play post is for a patient who I Telehealth with.

I love mashed potato play doh- it tastes like mash potatoes but isn’t too wet. A great sensory play that you can eat!

Get your cooking utensils out for your child to use. Such a great food activity that doesn’t overwhelm their smell coping skills but helps build their sense of touch with wet foods.