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My baby just turned 6 month on the 21 i tried to give her orange twince by i ddn't notice any problem, but as they said oranges contain acids, i decide to wait until his first year just to avoid acids problem
Our approach has been to put on our daughter's plate what we expect to count as supper. Then it's up to her whether or not she wants to eat it, but if she does not she cannot move on to any snacking/desert or anything like that. Then we don't have to fight with her about it though. The rule is that she cannot have a snack later if she doesn't eat her meal ...
If what you're making is nutritionally on-target and there are no allergy issues, continue serving only what everyone else is eating. You'd be surprised how un-picky kids become when they realize they're not going to get their way.
Make sure mealtimes look like mealtimes: Have children in highchairs. Have the highchairs pulled up to the table. Have adults sit and eat with them at the same time. Lead by example (i.e. do not throw food around yourselves!) Where possible eat the same food as the children are having. Do not offer endless alternatives that the children can have instead. ...
When I was a child my mother fed me a lot of pineapple (I was born in Hawaii). Apparently this was the cause of my citric acid allergy, which translated into so many ear infections when I was a child that my eardrums are badly scarred now. I'd be careful about anything too acidic (citrus fruits, tomatoes).
You need to avoid the soft foods like marshmallows and jelly or gummy candies that might get stuck in your child's throat. Be careful not to give your toddler large dollops of peanut butter or other nut butters. You have should not give the foods which are sticky and hard kid of foods.
"to avoid" foods fall roughly into two categories: 1. Dangerous due to size or consistency. With other words, anything that can't be chewed/munched,/mushed/nibbeled into small enough pieces to prevent choking. With some babies it's amazing what they manage to "chew" just with their gums, others will resist even the smallest chunks in their puree. It's hard ...
How about looking at some magazine recipes and cookbooks at the library together, coming up with a plan, going shopping together, and then doing a cooking project? Obviously, this wouldn't be all in one day! The glossy photographs are helpful to spark the child's fantasy. Make sure you choose magazines or cookbooks that don't have sweets, baked goods, ...
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