Food in solid or liquid form, specifically in relation to children. See also the tag [eating] about manners and motivation.

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Is citrus fruit safe for babies?

Giving citrus fruit to a baby that is just starting on solids is discouraged on several places online, however i cannot find any solid reasoning behind this advice. Has there been any scientific ...
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When is a banana ripe enough to not cause constipation?

This might seem like a funny question, but it actually is not. My 13 month old daughter started to have constipation and we were trying to figure out what it could have been. While researching, I ...
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Is PediaSure okay for toddlers and if not how to get them off it?

For several reasons my daughter had to be weaned off breast milk when she was around 14 months. At that point she was not eating well and lost a lot of weight. One Pediatrician recommended we give her ...
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Cognitively impaired teen with type one diabetes is stealing food and binge eating

My teen daughter is cognitively impaired with type one diabetes. She is pretty low functioning. She will steal food when we are stores, other people's homes, and from purses. I have seen her eating ...
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How do you feed a picky eater?

Dinner with my 5-year-old is an ordeal. I do not want to cook separate meals. How do I stop the fighting at dinner and get them to eat?
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How can I get my 13 month old to eat better and sleep through the night?

My child is 13 months old. She is breast fed, eats solids but doesn't eat a lot during supper time. Apparently she eats well at day care. She wakes 3 to 4 times at night and sometimes every hour. ...
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When can we start give Sugar and Salts to infants?

My son is 4 months old and he is taking Soy protein formula milk from second month and no mother’s milk. He also taking Rice Cereal twice a day; while preparing the cereal we’re adding a pinch of ...
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Parents salt food too much

When it comes to food, my parents like to salt it a lot more than I do. Besides tasting bad (in my opinion, at least), the salt amount is unhealty and, according to my calculations, about twice the 5 ...
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Toddler won't swallow or spit out food sometimes

Sometimes around dinner my 21 month old toddler will eat reasonably well, and we don't try to force him to eat if he doesn't want anymore. He loves fruits, grains and meats and seems to tolerate ...
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How can I get my toddler to eat as well for us as he does at daycare?

My son (currently 23 months old) attends an in-home daycare 5 days a week. The daycare provider cooks homemade meals for the kids, and provides snacks. By every report she gives, our son gives her ...
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My one year old son doesn't want to eat. What happened to my son?

When my son was under 11 months old, he ate a lot, but I don't know what changed when he reached 1 year old. It seems like he doesn't like to eat. When we give our son food, sometimes he tries to ...
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Is my 15-month old drinking too much fluids?

My 15-month old is Mr. Thirst. He is weened (about 2 months now), but he has ravenous thirst and drinks about 50-60 ounces (ca. 1,6 liters) a day of fluids. We give him soy milk (he might be lactose-...
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If a parent goes vegan, should the small kids, also?

If a parent decides, for humanitarian reasons, to go vegan, is it reasonable to ask 4, 6, and 8 yo kids (generally upbeat and compliant) to follow suit, at home and away? In any case, how well do ...
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How long should I wait before I permit my children to have access to caffeine?

From observing teenagers around my neighbourhood, it's obvious that Starbucks, and a few other coffee shops, are standard hangouts for teens. So I assume that once they're in highschool, I won't have ...
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Can a kid's taste preferences be affected by the mother consuming them during pregnancy?

Can a person alter what foods their kid will like in the future by consuming them during pregnancy?
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Sweetner for our 4 month baby boy

My 4 month old will not take baby rice or rusk without sweetner. Can you advise me what sweetner I can give him.
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What to do when 18 month old doesn't want her dinner?

It's becoming more frequent that my 18 month old daughter has started refusing the dinner we give her without trying it. Our best guess at why, is because it contains green things. We always check ...
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How to deal with a loss of appetite with a toddler?

My son is 16 months old, he is a picky eater and we are dealing with his poor eating habits from the get go (now going to a special clinic). As for now, I'm breastfeeding him 50/50 with real food. ...
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Anything wrong with eggs and bacon every day for my kids' breakfast?

I have two kids, a boy aged 6 and a girl aged 8. They currently eat the usual sugary breakfast cereal every morning. I typically cook an omelette for myself every morning. It made me wonder if I ...
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34 month old refuses to swallow or spit out food

He refuses to swallow or spit out his food. We are at a loss on how to combat this issue as he won't just hold it in his mouth for half n hour. We are talking 3 HOURS + HERE! The only reason he spat ...
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18 month old does not want to eat, with out screen time

My 18 month old son, who is very active and social likes to eat only when we allow him to watch rhymes. Even though he is super hungry, he refuses to eat(his favorite food also) with out watching ...
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How do you determine what the age-appropriate foods for a baby are?

Our baby is 14 months now and he has eaten almost any kind of food. But during the first months, it was so confusing the fact that each doctor and/or "expert", suggested their own schedule about when ...
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At what age can children prepare their own meals?

At what age can children be left to fend for themselves as far as breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
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How to get toddler to eat eggs?

A long while ago my 2 yr 9 mo old son decided he did not like eggs. He was good enough to taste them (and re-tasted them on a couple later occasions), but he made up his mind he just does not like ...
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My daughter does not take solid food. She is one year old

I have a one-year-old daughter. She takes only milk and denies taking solids or other things. When I usually keep trying to give her some solids, she immediately throws them away or spits them from ...
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Why do Heinz's Honey packets say not to give them to children under 12 months?

I was getting tea today and noticed those cute little honey packets made by Heinz. At the bottom of the packet it says: DO NOT FEED TO CHILDREN UNDER 12 MONTHS OLD - why?
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problem eating solid food

My daughter is now 2 years and 3 months. She eats most soft foods, like rice and soup, yogurt or soup that contains small pieces of vegetables. She is swallowing. But if I make the pieces a little bit ...
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Established methods to help fussy/picky eaters at late primary age

Our 8 year old daughter has always been a picky eater - even as a baby we had a hard time convincing her to try different baby foods. We assumed she'd grow out of it, but it hasn't happened and it's ...
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How to identify whether a 7 months old baby is waking for a feed out of habit or need?

I am subscribed to a newsletter from babycenter.com. Just now I received a letter containing the following content: Sleep solutions: Once she reaches the age of six months or so, your baby ...
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How to explain children why junk food is bad for your health?

All my life I was told by my parents that sweets are not good for your health because they cause cavities in your teeth. It never affected me because I thought that after eating sweets if I brush my ...
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When should we allow children to experience spices in food?

Based on this question, I think it would be interesting to hear opinions on use of spices in foods for toddlers. When we prepare meals, we add the seasoning/spices fairly late. This allows us to ...
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Is orange juice (or vitamin C) a stimulant?

My wife has been telling me for years that Vitamin C is a stimulant. I finally decided to google it but haven't found anything convincing. Last night, our 2-year-old daughter woke up from coughing ...
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Can coconut milk or scraped coconut be added to my baby's food?

I am from India where coconut plays an important role in food. My son is currently 10 months old; when can I start adding coconut milk or scraped/shredded coconut to his food? I would like to add it ...
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What are allergy-friendly alternatives to peanut butter?

My three-year-old son is starting a summer camp, and we need to pack him a lunch. He loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (PB&J), so we were all set for that to be a staple of his summer lunch ...
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How do I get my 20 month old son to eat solids?

My son is 20 months and only eats Gerber purée's. He gags with any thing slightly lumpy or chunky. He will literally push the spoon away after spitting the SMALL, crumb-piece out. He does not ...
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When to stop using formula, and how much cow milk to give?

Here in France, I understand it's common for kids to stay on formula until age 3. I've heard they stop around 2 in the US? Anyway, our current routine for our 2y9mo daughter is a bottle in the morning ...
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Recommended quantity / frequency of meat for 7 year old

My daughter is 7 years old and we often feed her meat about 15-17 meals per week (out of 21). However, I am concerned that we are giving her meat too often. I realize that there maybe guidelines for ...
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Does a breast feeding mother's diet affect the breast milk produced?

Example: If during breast feeding, I keep on eating lots of Ghee, Coffee, etc., it may or may not harm me. BUT, - Will those substances have an effect on the milk produced? - Will the baby be ...
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What are some good natural teethers?

It seems our 6 month baby wants to take everything in her mouth, it would be nice if we were able to give her some natural food-based teethers, but which edible substances can be used as teethers? Do ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Rapley method?

Lately I've been hearing some of my friends talking about the Rapley method of introducing solid food to your child, skipping the "mashed food" phase almost completely. They claim mashed food is ...
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Should toddlers drink milk during the night?

My son is almost 2 years old and he still wakes in the night to drink. I know he is not alone. As i would like to get a full night's sleep, i have been comtemplating watering down his formula to get ...
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What schedule works for working parents and their kids to have dinner together as a family?

Each day during the week, I pick up my 1.5-year-old daughter at daycare on my way home from work, and we are home between around 5:30 or 5:45. By then, she is quite hungry, since they eat at 2 pm at ...
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One year old still not eating solids

My breastfed 14 month old is barely eating any solids. We started solids at about 6 months and skipped pureeing the food and went straight to finger foods but he never really showed much interest in ...
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When should I introduce different foods to an infant or toddler?

It is often said that you should introduce certain foods in a certain order. These reasons often have to do with allergies, choking hazards, digestive system maturity, etc. What ages should your child ...
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How can I encourage my child to eat “spicier” healthy food?

According to studies, things like raw onion, scallion, or garlic are extremely beneficial for one's health (there's clear evidence of anticarcinogenic properties and inconclusive but decent evidence ...
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How to encourage toddler to not throw food?

My wife and I are blessed with fifteen month old twins. They are generally well-behaved, but have recently started to throw food from their highchair trays. We have two dogs who are very pleased with ...
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Are there other foods to avoid giving infants/toddlers besides honey?

I've often heard to avoid giving honey to babies, due the rare risk of botulism. That's backed up in the answer to this question: When can we start giving chocolate, honey and eggs to babies? But, ...
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What food kids love to eat the most? [duplicate]

Lately, my kids 4 and 7 have become very PICKY eaters and don't eat much. If they do eat, they eat prepacked food or anything deep fried like chicken in small amount or few bites. As result, my wife ...
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One Year Old Son, Cries with Mum but not me (Dad). Is it Separation Anxiety?

For a while my 1 Year old son has been a bit of a "Daddys Boy" and we have had a similar experience to this question: However its gotten worse lately: He cries with his mum (for long periods) while ...
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Is it harmful to let a 4 month old baby eat an Easter peep (marshmallow)?

My friend gave her 4 month old baby an Easter peep (a marshmallow). Is that harmful to her health? I'm really worried. Please let me know if I should be this worried.