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Consider baby-led weaning (Rapley & Murkett, 2011). In this method of weaning, the child is feeding herself by picking up small bite-sized pieces of solid food. The child is typically much more attentive and alert when she is in control of the feeding process, and is more interested in the food. She is also less distracted and less interested in side ...


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Offer your child a variety of food, mostly healthy. Do not limit the amount of healthy food. Restrictive feeding of children by parents is associated with eating in the absence of hunger (inability to self-regulate), a known risk factor for obesity (Johnson & Birch, 1994, Birch et al., 2003). Keep track of where your child is on the growth curve in terms ...


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I learned from another parent "after tired comes daft", which means, that the children act in crazy ways, when they were tired, but need to stay awake. With our son this phrase most times was true, and is still (6 years old). Like for us adults not each day needs the same amount of power. So some days we want to go to bed early, and some not. ...


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