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This kind of depends on what you consider good eating-habits. Having your meal in courses is really a cultural thing. I am currently failing to come up with actual sources, not second hand notices, but is seems like Arabian countries as well as Thailand do not know "courses" as we do. As long as doing this does not lead to her eating MORE dessert, she ...


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I think that there is a risk that this can mess with future eating habits, although perhaps not exactly the way you expect. By dictating how much she eats, you are circumventing her ability to learn how much food she needs to be full. This is the case whether you state how much food must be eaten before she earns dessert, or you bribe her with sweets during ...


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For most children, cow's milk (organic or not at your preference) will be the superior choice. Whole milk is usually recommended from 1-2 years old, although there is starting to be some preference for 2% even at that age for children at high risk and who have good, healthy diets with plenty of fats and vegetables (like my second, who at 18 months though an ...


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I think you're going to have a hard time keeping a two year old occupied in the hospital room for very long if you're not 100% paying attention to him. It's not generally recommended to bring such a young child to the labor/delivery room, for that reason. The problem with a 2 year old is the attention span is just too short. He will remember to be good ...


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Welcome to your child having a mind of his own, but not so much in terms of empathy. This will be the next several years of your life, to some extent. The best thing to do in my experience is to let him know that he's hurt you, and that if he does it again you'll have to put him down for a minute so that he doesn't keep hitting you. It won't always help ...


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I think one reasonable solution to this is simply to offer her food on a reasonably regular basis, and allow her to eat however much she wishes at each meal (including none). Offer her breakfast, lunch, dinner, plus a snack in between each, say at 08:00 (breakfast), 10:00 (snack), 12:00 (lunch), 3:00 (snack), 5:00 (dinner). She'll be getting food often ...


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I think this question is best answered by evaluating the different types of milk. Organic vs "Regular" Milk There isn't clear evidence that either of these is better than the other. This article doesn't quote a lot of studies, but it nicely summarizes info that I have read in related studies. One problem with organic milk and organic foods in general ...


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Why are you insisting on forcing potty training? This is a classic example of a battle where your child holds all the cards. That means she can 'win' if she wants to: and it sounds like she does. She sounds like she has good control and understanding of her internal systems, she just doesn't feel like cooperating. If it were up to me, I would go back to ...


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At 6 months they pee every 20 - 30min, almost always after eating / nursing / drinking or after waking up and they usually have to poo after eating / nursing because the new food puts pressure on the intestines. If you start holding them and not sitting them down, the additional pressure of bend knees makes it easier to relax. However, this is for the young ...


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My son is 5 months and he just recognized his shadow on the wall... When he seen it he flapped his arm up and down to see if it would move with him again then he did it again and then he laughed...


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I would be very weary of giving a toddler access to iAnything (do some research and see what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for children's screen time or articles about how tech luminaries the likes of Steve Jobs himself highly restricted gadget use for their young kids). But, that said, I will echo Joe's suggestion and say that rewards are a ...



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