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Questions tagged [eating]

Motivation and disorders; eating habits; table manners; etc. See also the tags [food] and [feeding].

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How to make my 7- and 10-year-old nephews eat more healthily?

I am a single gay man and earlier this year I moved in with my disabled parents to help them care for my Nephews (7 and 10). I have been very active in their lives and was always aware of their eating ...
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My 17-month-old toddler refuses to eat solid foods that he'd need to chew. What should I do?

My baby is 17 months old and he eats home cooked food that includes pulses (beans/lentils), veggies etc. but he only likes them to be a little ground (not fully mashed). When I offer him the veggies ...
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Should we chase our 13-month-old girl and feed her?

My baby girl is 1 year and 1 month old. She no longer wants to sit in a high chair and when we feed her, she always runs off. Is it ok to chase after her and feed her?
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Can I use an hourglass to make my kid eat faster?

TL;DR version: My daughter eats quite slowly. Can I use an hourglass to teach her to eat faster? When this time is out, I take her plate away even if it's not finished. Longer version: My daughter is ...
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A boy at school told my 8-year-old daugther she had fat thighs. How to boost her self-esteem and make her eat healthier?

My 8-year-old daughter is very quiet and isolated at school. She has almost no friends. Besides, she doesn't like sports at all. Yesterday she told us that one of the boys at school told her she has ...
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At what age can you let kids go hungry till the next meal if they don't want to eat?

There's a lot of content on this site and others, which basically tell you never to force feed your child. Your job is to provide healthy food, it's their job to eat it. Allot a certain time limit in ...
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What to do about my 14-month-old daughter refusing to eat? [closed]

My 14-month-old daughter refuses to eat. What happened to her? And now she is anemic. I'm so worried about her!
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3-year-old eats snow

My daughter is 3 years old and she eats snow at kindergarten. And not even white snow, but dirty gray snow. She told me she does so because other children do it and because their leader allows them to ...
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How to keep 3 year old from chewing on everything?

I have a 3 year old who recently started chewing on whatever is nearby. Whenever he gets bored, or he's sitting watching a show, it's almost guaranteed he'll start chewing on something. Up until ...
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My 4-year-old will only eat things entirely made of starch or sugars - how to make him eat more healthily?

My 4-year-old son basically will not eat anything other than things that are entirely made of starch or sugars. Anything involving any kind of meat or vegetable is immediately and completely rejected. ...
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Toddler crying at lunch during school

Background Our girl, 19 months old, goes to day care 3 days a week. She has started becoming fussy about eating most things (as toddlers do). My wife and I have been feeding her some more simple ...
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How to avoid food waste while not forbidding experiments with food?

To give a bit context: We are quite relaxed with food and eating. Our daughter (3 years old) is free to decide many things about eating. Most of the time she may decide what to eat (as long as she ...
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Does excess sugar intake cause aggressiveness in children

Does excess sugar in a child cause aggressiveness?
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7-month-old boy does not want to drink

Our baby is 7 months old, we never had any major problems in feeding him but in latest month, he is refusing almost to drink any milk or water. Currently he is drinking probably around just 20-30 ml a ...
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How to stop a toddler disturbing mother's eating

My wife often eats on kotatsu- low table. My 1year 8 months old will drop everything to disturb her eating- grabbing at the plates of food. He is not hungry and won't play with me. He will disturb her ...
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Feeding a picky 18 month old - too early to send to bed hungry?

My little girl (17.5 months) is a fairly good eater, but often refuses a meal I have made knowing I will bring her other options until she eats. I want to raise her as a good eater, but I don't know ...
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Strategies to reduce stress at mealtimes

Strategies sought. Generally healthy happy 4.5 yr old grandson. Eats wide range of foods, including vegetables (broccoli a favourite) some reaction to dairy products so use soya and almond milk. ...
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2 year old daughter unable to chew

My 2 year old daughter does not like chewing her food. I was wasn't sure what to do and therefore I gave her pureed food. She has been eating that well. As she is becomes older; I am concerned that ...
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15 month swallows everything without chewing

my 15 month old daughter swallows everything she can without chewing. if only the morsel is hard only then, she would chew it. How shall i teach her to chew before swallowing? Thanks in advance.
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How do I train a toddler to bite and chew food?

My child is 2 years 8 months and he doesn't chew and bite food. He eats porridge and drinks milk. The solid food he will accept is a cheese tart, but he doesn't bite it, just swallows it. He also ...
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Son 2-3 years old doesn't want to eat porridge/cereal

Dear parents and parenting specialists. What to do if my son doesn't want to eat porridge/cereal? We try everything, we want him to eat buckwheat, millet, oatmeal, muesli and semolina, but he refuses. ...
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How can I address my kindergarten son not eating at lunch?

My son is underweight to begin with. He has been treated in the past for a disorder impacting his eating (apraxia), in particular in chewing his food, especially certain kinds of meat so he can be a ...
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23 month old child won't eat unless entertained

I see a similar question here, but the circumstances are somewhat different. Our daughter is very nearly two years old, and has a really healthy appetite. However, when sitting at the table at ...
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Long-term effects of leaving newborn sleep through the night without feeding

The top-voted answers to this question Should a newborn be allowed to sleep all night, or be woken up to eat more? suggest that, in general, is not a good idea to let newborns sleep through the night ...
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Toddler never picked up new foods since she was a baby. Does eat sweets of all kind

My daughter -who is almost 3 years old- never picked up any new foods since she was a baby. She only eats formula milk, yogurt, sliced apples, bananas, and rice cakes. Of course, she does eat candy ...
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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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Toddler Chewing Food

Have a 17 month old at our daycare. He doesn't chew off food or even chew food. His food is cut up into small pieces and he just swallows that way. How can we help him learn to chew his food and ...
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My 7 year old daughter has suddenly decided she doesn't want to eat meat [closed]

My seven year old daughter is going through a bit of a funny phase wherein she insists she will not eat meat. It appeared to start on Saturday when she came out to see us eating steak. Her father ...
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14-month year old takes dinner in bath only

Unfortunately we have gotten into the habit of feeding dinner to our 14-month old mostly in the bath. It started around the time he turned one, at first as a means to get him to eat at all when he was ...
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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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What to do about a 4 year old that's unbelievably picky about food

I want to start this by saying that as a family we pretty much eat all home-cooked food. My wife and I take turns to cook and I think we're both pretty good cooks. We certainly enjoy each others ...
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How to make my 18-month-old son eat without 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 (even his favorite food) without watching ...
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How to make my 11-month-old son eat again?

My 11-month-old son stopped eating. We are giving him all the food in pureed form. But nowadays, after eating 2 to 3 spoons, he is not ready to open his mouth. Many times he is doing like vomitting. I ...
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How to get a 16 month old to eat?

Our 16 month old daughter is a great kid. She is active, social, goes to day care (part-time), happy kid. The primary issue that we have at this stage is her eating. She does not care about food much ...
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Weight and Height for a 2 year old girl

My 2 year niece weighs 30kgs (66.13 lbs) and tall for her age (3 feet/91cm tall). Despite her weight she does not really eat much.. we we're advised that it's growth spurt. Is there a cause for ...
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6 Year Old meal Time expectations

We have a 6 year old son and food time is often a struggle. My son is not interested in food (and more enticing food seems to make very little difference), and is very easily distracted, making him ...
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My daughter is not eating on her own

My five-year-old daughter has been recently refusing to eat on her own and we have to chase her for eating. We have to sit with her for her eating. She is very slow eater and her meal time lasts for a ...
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2-year-old needs bread to go to sleep

We seemed to have fallen into a sleep routine where my two-year-old will not go to sleep without bread. He will ask for it, and basically goes to sleep sucking it, (he starts by eating it, but there ...
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problem eating solid food [duplicate]

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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How do I get my child to eat healthier, better and more varied?

I have a ten-year old child and it's about that time in their lives when she is constantly getting invited to stay over at other friends' houses either for the weekend or a night. To be honest, as a ...
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How to help my 9 year old daughter with eating disorder (comfort eating)

I am divorced and have custody of my children. I noticed that my daughter is eating much more food than she usually does and she has gained so much weight. I feel she is eating to comfort herself. ...
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3 year-old boy always says he has tummy-ache for 5 mins after breakfast

I've talked to your doctor about this already and he thinks it is just our child's imagination and not to worry, and in fact I'm not really worried for my boy's health, I'm more curious about how to ...
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Can it be unhealthy to deprive a child of sugar?

My youngest son just turned five. For years he's had a relentless craving for sweets. He's constantly requesting/demanding sugary food and drinks If we walk by somebody eating anything in a wrapper, ...
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What to do with a 2.5-year-old boy refusing to go to sleep, to the toilet or to eat?

My wife and I have a very stubborn 2.5-year-old son. He refuses to follow any kind of routine in sleeping, eating, screening times (TV and so), or anything. Whenever he is sleepy, he fights going to ...
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3 year old won't tell us what he wants to eat

My son is normally very good at telling us what's on his mind, but we've always had trouble with the concept of "hungry". He used to simply never mention being hungry (He'd tell us when he was ...
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Encouraging a more varied diet in fussy older children

Our daughter, now ten, has been a fussy eater all her life. We did all the wrong things to encourage her to eat when she was a toddler, and likely exacerbated the situation. At pre-school age we ...
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Bananas. How many is too many for a toddler?

My 22 month old baby is a the stage where she is becoming a picky eater. One thing she currently has no resistance to, however, is bananas. She'll eat a whole banana, ask for another, power through a ...
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1 year old refusing to eat or drink

We've got a 1 year old daughter and she is generally refusing to eat or drink. She started off not eating anything by mouth (and gags at textured purees), but eventually managed to get her eating ...
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14 month old baby no longer eating or drinking after MMR vaccine

My 14 months old daughter has stopped eating recently and drinking also. Before, she used to eat many different kinds of food. About 3 weeks ago we took her to the doctor for her MMR vaccination and ...
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How can we encourage our son, who stopped eating a staple food and is underweight, to eat?

He is 2 years and 1 month old and weighs 10.5 kg, which is underweight for his age. We consulted the doctor: he said that he is active, so he thinks there's no problem. He drinks around 500 ml of milk ...