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Why babies these days are rushed to eat adults' food at family table?

The guidelines I received these days is to let babies as young as 12 months to eat whatever the family is eating without breaking them down in the mixer first. At 12 months we ('80s kids) still ate ...
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12 month old baby girl w/ bad eating habits

Since my baby girl was 4-5 months old she would only drink her bottles while asleep. when she is awake she will REFUSE that bottle at all costs. To get her to drink during the day I would have to put ...
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Is baby led weaning failing with my toddler?

We'd started baby led weaning soon after starting purees - when he was 7 months old, and it was going great. We still had purees and mashed foods in his diet, but anything that he could eat on his own,...
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How can I teach a one-year-old to stop throwing food once he's done eating?

I've looked at other questions here about toddlers throwing food. But they seem to do it for the fun of watching things fall, or in the middle of their meal. So those answers do not apply to my ...
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Is it ok if my 15-month-old son stops breastfeeding by himself?

My 1 year and 3 months old baby suddenly has stopped breastfeeding at night. I have tried to feed him several times but he is not interested. He is eating solid food but not interested in the breast ...
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food feeders can be used for baby lead weaning?

Can food feeders be used as first steps to baby lead weaning (6-7 m.o baby)? Or there is really no connection? If not, is there any benefit in food feeders over puréed foods? I mean food feeders ...
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Restarting baby-led weaning after an actual choking

My daughter choked on mango one month into baby-led weaning (and yes, I do mean choked: reddening, wide-eyed, silent). We banged the mango out and she was fine. I however, am far from fine. I have ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of BLW (Baby-led-weaning) aka 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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How big should solid food for the infant be when doing baby-led weaning?

Our son has been supplementing his formula with solid food for several months now. We started him on simple cereals (rice cereal, oatmeal, etc.), then added basic jarred baby food. Now he's eating ...
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Are there certain foods that should be avoided when using Baby Led Weaning?

Aside from the general allergy risk foods (peanuts, cow milk, etc.), are there any foods that should be specifically avoided if you are trying "baby led weaning"? I'm looking specifically for ...
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