Questions tagged [food]

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 savoury food with sugar as bad as sweets?

I have a 18-month toddler. I don’t give her anything sweet (except for formula) because I don’t want her to develop a taste for sweets. I don’t even like the idea of sweets made with fruits without ...
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Toddler daughter will not eat meat or eggs

Young toddler daughter will not eat any type of meat or eggs, i.e. vegetarian apparently. Are there specific multi-vitamins or guidelines for vegetarian toddlers? Do not really need supplement for ...
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20 month old won’t eat, won’t drink anything that’s not in a bottle

I have a 20 month old daughter who refuses every kind of food. I’ve tried every method to try and get her interested in it but it doesn’t work. She will feed me no problem, but never brings food to ...
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Any alternative(s) for Cerelac?

I have an infant who is 4 months, and we want to introduce some food (like Cerelac). But I have very strong reservations about Cerelac being a Nestle product. So are there any alternatives to that? ...
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Adult daughter bulimic but doesn't want to go therapy

Caught 19 year old daughter throwing up after binging on junk food. Told her to go therapy but she refuse. What to do? I stopped buying all junk food.
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Should I try promote / discourage certain food preferences in my toddler?

We have a 14 months old toddler at home and are wondering to what extent what she eats now is going to affect her food preferences later in life - and is this something we should actively try to ...
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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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Should I limit the amount my toddler eats?

My 18-month old has a large appetite. If she likes what she's eating, she'll just keep eating, and she isn't picky. Sometimes she polishes off nearly as much as me in a sitting. Her daycare tells us ...
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My 8-month old baby stopped accepting solid food

I introduced soup (with some meat or fish), fruit and baby food to my daughter when she was about 6 months old. It was relatively well accepted for some time. More recently (she is about 8 months now),...
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How many grams of carbs and sugar should a 1 year old eat?

There is no evidence that low carb\sugar is helpful for toddlers but when is it too much ? Are there any general agreements on daily Carbs and Sugar (each) intake, specifically for a 1 year old ?
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9 year old growth spurt but never hungry

The sedentarism imposed by COVID-19 restrictions has reduced (a lot) my nine-year-old's physical activity. That explains, to me, why his appetite has been reduced a lot over the last few months. ...
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How do we introduce a family supper time with a two-year-old who has significant allergies but wants to eat our food?

My two-year-old daughter has significant allergies (dairy, egg, wheat/gluten and peanut) and she's been significantly underweight for the past year (10th percentile). We've had her on a special diet ...
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When is a change in stool appearance to be expected after starting baby on wet and solid foods

We recently started our six months old daughter on vegetable purees and solid food, which she likes fine. She will eat a few spoons full, up to about 12 per meal. I read, and was told, to expect a ...
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What is the evidence on the danger of feeding whole blueberries and grapes to infants and toddlers?

Some people cut grapes and blueberries in half to feed to infants and toddlers, to reduce the risk of choking. Others don't bother. I've read anecdotes about choking but was curious if there is ...
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My baby girl is 12 months old [closed]

She is eating only blended food she can not eat solid food without blend and that make me very sad to see my baby not gaining proper weight for her age. Now she is 9 kg. Please help me what should I ...
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How many tablespoons of yogurt should an 11-month-old eat?

Our 11-month-old loves yogurt, and would eat it constantly if we let him. How much is too much assuming his weight is ok?
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1 year refuses new food and throws a fit if we don't give him what he wants

My son, who is 1, is having a hard time making progress with his eating. There are a limited amount of things that he eats (e.g. bread, cereal, crackers, baby food) and he doesn't like to try new ...
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How do I stop my son from drinking any soft or sugary drink?

My son is 25 and studying for a PhD. He has at least 13 cavities that all require fillings. Every dentist and dental hygienist has warned him to stop drinking ANY soft and sugary drinks. But he ...
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My 2-year-old-son is eating small black stones. How to stop this habit? [duplicate]

My 2-year-old son is eating small black stones when he is playing outside. We were really shocked he considered those as "chips", and he tries to bite the stones and swallows them very often. Now we ...
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Why do toddlers hate getting their face cleaned off with a wet washcloth and is there a better way?

After every meal it’s a battle to wipe off my toddler’s face. He really fights it (This paints a pretty good picture). I’ve observed this to be quite common for toddlers. Is there an easier way to ...
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How to deal with an 11-month-old child crying during/after eating?

My 11-month-old son has so far always been a good eater, although he has often had a habit of crying when his milk was finished, or at the end of meals. This has generally been ok to deal with. ...
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How to deal with children going to friend's houses to bypass rules

In our house, as with most households I assume, there are lots of rules that we decided on, which might not be agreed upon by other families. Our son is 9 at the moment. For example, to prevent video ...
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My 2-year-old does not eat except drinking milk

My child is going to be 2 in the next 15 days but he likes to drink only milk and does not eat. He will eat only 1 or 2 bites and then will not eat. My pediatrician asked to remove milk. We tried but ...
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Is it okay for a 14-month-old to eat solid food without having teeth?

My 14-month-old daughter is not interested in the usual soft food, but happily eats what we are having. Fruit, vegetables, bread, cheese, noodles, rice, etc. Problem is she has no teeth for chewing (...
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What Can I do to get An Adult Child with Special Needs to Start eating and Drinking Again?

This individual is a twenty-five-year-old man with no verbal communication skills, totally deaf and blind. He was born with a genetic condition that made him this way--Norries. We hired somebody who ...
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Is there any difference between canned pineapple and fresh pineapple?

We received a brochure showing all the recommended food for a baby, but it shows Pineapple (canned). I am wondering if there is any difference between feeding canned and fresh pineapple for a baby?
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How to get a 3 year old to eat

I am having a problem with a three year old boy. He won't eat. He does the "I don like it" at foods that we know are his favorites. We have tried one food at a time. For example "You can get more ...
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Talk about a weird music video from YT to an 9 yrs old

Son. Dad, have you seen the latest K.P's NSFW video? It is totally funny! Dad [looked up wrong edition, puzzled]. Hm, do you mean that head on the plate ? Son. No, rather how she eats that ...
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My 4 year old won't eat a meal in under an hour.

He used to be a great eater. My step kids were fussy eaters. Now the roles have reversed. My son takes an hour or more to eat a small meal. The tension at mealtimes is palpable. I have had some ...
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2-year-old toddler won't eat

My two-year-old daughter won't eat most of what we give her. She was eating fine about a month ago; she would normally eat a bowl of soup at lunch and dinner but now she eats almost nothing. She won't ...
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How do I clean up after feeding a toddler food that my spouse is allergic to?

My wife is allergic to X. It was recommended to me by an allergist to feed X to my toddler 3 times a week, The problem is my toddler likes to kiss us on the cheek, and we share similar food (e.g. an ...
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How to tackle sugar addiction [duplicate]

My toddlers like to have ice-cream, candy, sweet, and high sugar cookies. I just worried it could lead to sugar addiction. What are persuasive techniques to reduce sugar intake?
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Soft drinks, at which age I should let child to drink

My 4 years old daughter like to drink Coca-Cola and when her grandpa was around she was permitted to drink 100-200ml of carbonated drinks. Should I forbid her drinking soft drinks? What could be ...
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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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Is there a maximum temperature for mixing formula?

Standard formula advice tends to say something like: Fill the kettle with at least 1 litre of fresh tap water (don’t use water that has been boiled before). Boil the water. Then leave the ...
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What's a healthy, non-perishable, keep-it-in-the-car-and-forget-it snack for a toddler?

I would like to offer my 1.5 year old toddler snacks while we are in car and its snacktime or she is hungry. Currently, I rely on goldfish crackers but these are not much healthier than potato chips, ...
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What happens when you feed cold milk to a baby?

I often read the recommendation that milk for newborns and infants (breast milk or infant formula milk) should have body temperature (~ 37°C). Usually, this recommendation is just stated as a fact (...
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Daughter wants to eat cake meant for mommy - should I let her decide herself?

I bought a package of three little cakes with raisins on it, which both looked and tasted very well for my little daughter. She is now 3 years and 8 months old. Before opening it, she had agreed that ...
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At what age do toddler's become picky?

It's interesting how we learn new things from our kids everyday. I have noticed a certain trend with my boy when it comes to fruit time. So what I do is I take different varieties, like say Pawpaw, ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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