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 orange juice (or vitamin C) a stimulant?

My wife has been telling me for years that Vitamin C is a stimulant. I finally decided to google it but haven't found anything convincing. Last night, our 2-year-old daughter woke up from coughing ...
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How to introduce foods to my 4-month-old girl?

Our doctor recommended us to start giving fruits to our little (4 months and some days) little girl, since the mother will return to work and won't be able to breastfeed so freely. Ok, yesterday we ...
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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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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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Should I let food be a way out of a “time out”?

My 16 month old has always been very willful and it is hard to get her to drink a lot of milk that is not from breastfeeding. I have read that "time out"'s are timed 1 minute per year of age, rounding ...
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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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Do children need hot meals twice a day?

We normally have cereal or toast for breakfast, and a home-cooked meal in the evening. At lunch time, my husband and I normally have sandwiches as we do not want two cooked meals a day. Our 18 month ...
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Daycare provider says that kids with dietary restrictions cannot eat at the daycare

Both my girls are vegetarians and are allergic to meat. The daycare center has both veggie and meat options for lunch. They used to allow me to pack lunch for the girls on the days they have a meat ...
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Recommended quantity / frequency of meat for 7 year old

My daughter is 7 years old and we often feed her meat about 15-17 meals per week (out of 21). However, I am concerned that we are giving her meat too often. I realize that there maybe guidelines for ...
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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 is the recommended daily allowance of each food group for 10 months olds

My wife and I are in disagreement over how much cheese our 10 month old should be eating. Which has caused us to try and find a list of how much protein, carbs, sugars, saturated fats etc. she should ...
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How much should we be feeding a 13month old?

We have the opposite problem to many people at this age. Rather than having a fussy eater W will eat anything and everything put in front of him. Whilst that in itself isn't a problem, the, let's ...
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How long is it okay for a baby to remain on just breastfeed? [duplicate]

My daughter is now one and half year old and still refuses to eat anything. She seem to be satisfied by mother's milk itself. Is it okay to remain on breastfeed alone this long, or should we try ...
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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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One year old still not eating solids

My breastfed 14 month old is barely eating any solids. We started solids at about 6 months and skipped pureeing the food and went straight to finger foods but he never really showed much interest in ...
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Baby have acid reflux [duplicate]

My two month old have acid reflux and is on meds, but she still spit up a lot. Is that normal? I'm breastfeeding and was told breastfed babies don't spit up as much. My three year old was breastfed as ...
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2 year old rarely eats food, needs bottle and milk and drinks a lot of water

My son completely refuses to eat food. If I forcefully insert it in his mouth, he tries to vomit and throws the food out of his mouth. He loves milk in his bottle, which we give him only when he is ...
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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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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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What should parent do when their child is dropping more hair?

A colleague of mime notice that her teenager kid is dropping a lot of hair recently. What advices should I give to my colleague to help her teenager kid instead of telling her to ask her bring her ...
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How to feed a 2-year-old without using an iPad or TV to distract him? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you feed a picky eater? We try to feed our 24-month-old son the same food for dinner as we are having ourselves. Obviously, we mash or chop it and avoid the strong ...
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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 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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What are the signs other than crying which indicate that the infant is hungry?

Age: 3 months I don't wish to wait for her to cry whenever she needs food. What are the signs other than crying which indicate that the infant is hungry?
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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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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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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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Are there other foods to avoid giving infants/toddlers besides honey?

I've often heard to avoid giving honey to babies, due the rare risk of botulism. That's backed up in the answer to this question: When can we start giving chocolate, honey and eggs to babies? But, ...
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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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How do I get my 20 month old son to eat solids?

My son is 20 months and only eats Gerber purée's. He gags with any thing slightly lumpy or chunky. He will literally push the spoon away after spitting the SMALL, crumb-piece out. He does not ...
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What are good strategies to deal with a child getting distracted during meals?

It's already been discussed how to handle a nursing baby who gets distracted instead of eating: What works to get a distracted nurser to eat during the day?. But what strategies can I use to help a ...
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Does a late evening snack improve the odds that a child will sleep well?

Some of my friends with preschool and early-elementary children routinely give their children a snack shortly before bed to help them sleep better. On the other hand, we have generally limited post-...
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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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It it ok for a 15 months old to fill her mouth with food? [duplicate]

Is it unusual for a 15 months old to fill her mouth with food? She does this fairly often, especially with food she likes, then she realizes her mouth is too full and spits. We tell her to chew and ...
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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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What are some good tea party snacks for toddlers?

There is a tea party in the kindergarten group, for 2 to 3 year olds. Which cool and unusual snacks (not the common things like candies and pastry) would be a good idea to bring?
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What should my wife eat and drink during pregnancy? [closed]

During pregnancy, what would be the great foods that I could make for my wife? *(does not matter if it is morning, afternoon or dinner) I have to choose and prepare the food. This is not my ...
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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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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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My 1 year old daughter suddenly stopped eating food

My daughter ate about everything we gave her, in different quantities depending on how she finds the taste. But suddenly, one fine nite, she woke up, vomited nothing but some cough, and next day on, ...
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Can I prepare baby cereal in advance?

I'm preparing for a long airplane flight with my family. I've been filling and freezing some refillable baby food pouches with chicken/veggie soup, etc. I'd like to also bring a couple of pouches with ...
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Is this excess phlegm and throat clearing a sign of lactose intolerance?

My daughter, aged nigh on 8, really gets 'phlegmy' after any dairy, clearing her throat continuously and complains, after a while, that her throat gets sore. I have done some research, but from what ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are some reasons for a toddler to have very inconsistent (frequency and texture) bowel movements?

My daughter is 2 years and 3 months old. Ever since ever she has had very unpredictable bowel movements - some days none, some days lots and lots; some hard and firm and some very loose. When she was ...
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Getting a 7-month-old baby to focus (a little) while eating?

The baby I care for is hitting that stage where he is almost ready to begin crawling and he is really busy looking all over the place. Which is great and developmentally appropriate, but BOY it makes ...