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Why do toddlers eat grass and not broccoli?

Part of this is that he is exploring his environment, and tasting things is part of that. He's playing, and feels free to explore and play; so tasting is part of that. At the dinner table, he is ...
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Feeding a newborn throughout the night without letting him cry

It's not generally ideal to schedule night feedings (unless under a doctor's recommendation). You may want to wake your baby if they go lo longer than 5 hours asleep between feedings during the ...
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Feeding a newborn throughout the night without letting him cry

As a rule, plans made for parenting strategy last until about 5 minutes after birth. Don't worry. Your little tyke will let you know when it needs feeding, and your parental instincts will kick in. ...
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If you can't spoil a newborn, when "can" you spoil a baby?

She is not much more than a newborn (that ends at 28 days - or 4 weeks); she's an infant/baby. She has more needs than "habits". In fact, I can't think of a single 'habit' a two month old baby can ...
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Why do toddlers eat grass and not broccoli?

Your child is in his Home Alone stage. Sorry for the random 90's movie reference, there's plenty of other movies/shows/stories that follow the same basic plot. The plot I'm thinking about is this: ...
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Feeding a newborn throughout the night without letting him cry

Popular wisdom is that we shouldn't let the baby get to the point that they're crying before we feed them. Umm, no. It's just not realistic to think that you can preempt baby's every need. Sure, ...
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How much soup is a baby expected to eat?

At this age, we supplemented breastfeeding with about 4 ounces of soup plus some fruits and veggies per day. Keep in mind that this is just a single data point and and not a statistical sampling or a ...
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If you can't spoil a newborn, when "can" you spoil a baby?

I think the important thing to realize here is what is spoiling. To be clear anything related to basic need isn't spoiling. My kids can eat as much veggies as they want during dinner. Go to bed as ...
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Our 10 month old baby spits food in our faces to entertain us

You could try giving finger foods on the table and standing back. You break the habit by avoiding it. At this age, it will probably only take a day or two. Then you feed something with a spoon and if ...
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Make a newborn baby (less than one month) sleep at night

First of all, your baby is still very young. At less than one month, it is normal that he needs to be fed around the clock. His stomach is still very small, so he can't really stock up on food! Also ...
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How can I get our baby awake enough to feed and nurse?

Being a (first?) newborn's parent is full of stress and anxieties. I had delivered about a hundred babies and cared for even more than that by the time I had my first, and was confident that I would ...
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3 Month Old Baby Falls Asleep After Crying At Night - Should We Wake Them Again To Feed?

It’s obviously too late to change anything, but if I were you, I wouldn’t worry. If he just woke up and fell asleep again, no harm done, a normal-weight baby at that age doesn‘t need to be woken up to ...
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2 month old doesn't cry in the middle of the night for food, only smacks her lips or sucks on her hand

If your daughter is gaining weight well, I would just let her self soothe back to sleep and consider it a blessing that she is able to do so. I would not wake her up to feed. I think that if she was ...
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What kind of meats are safe to feed to a 13-month old?

Several possible solutions: Just feed them exactly what you are having, cut up appropriately. Don't worry if you think the food might be too flavoursome or spicy, let them have a go anyway. You do ...
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From bottle refusal to spoon refusal: what can I do to encourage feeding?

When my son was that age, he also started to refuse his food. Turned out he was fed up with the bland steamed veggies etc we made for him, and wanted to eat real food. We started to give him our food (...
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What are practical tips for helping newborn with possible "Silent Reflux" condition?

I am not a doctor, but my understanding is that reflux does resolve itself over time. The problem is often that the valve between the esophagus and stomach is underdeveloped, and can't keep the ...
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What are the vegetables we can feed a two years old baby?

Don't sweat it. 2 year old: she can eat almost anything, as long as it does not have the potential to choke her. My kids ate beans, fish, avocado, nuts, chocolate, broccoli, kale, carrots, potatles, ...
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What are the vegetables we can feed a two years old baby?

Here is a link to Baby Center, that I used a lot when my daughter was younger. It only goes up to 12 months, but if you look through the different ages it lists vegetables suitable for that child's ...
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How to get baby feeding to the next level?

My husband and I gave our daughter a 'decoy spoon' at this age to familiarize her with the handling of one. We used one of those big, chunky, grippy plastic spoons they make for babies and just gave ...
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Feeding a newborn throughout the night without letting him cry

Your baby will be presumably beside you in a bassinet. As a new mother, you'll become hyper aware of your babies cues. You will probably waken from them just starting to stir and move around. This is ...
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Why does my son's food/milk intake drop to 1/3 of usual at his grandparents' place?

Obviously very hard to pinpoint the problem without being there to run some tests, but I had a thought. If you're using tap water to make the bottle and his grandparents live in a different ...
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Why are recommended newborn feed volumes much bigger than typical stomach size for the same age?

Not a doctor, but the simple answer is that there's a lot more than just a stomach in there. When it says "Baby’s stomach is small and breast milk is easily digested so it will leave the stomach ...
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What Can I do to get An Adult Child with Special Needs to Start eating and Drinking Again?

I hope someone can give you a better answer than mine. I assume you've tried the usual: tempting him with his favorite foods/drinks? The fact that he's deaf and blind without other neurological ...
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Make a newborn baby (less than one month) sleep at night

My baby was born in January too and she also only sleep for 3 hours. She was fed at 21h00, 00h00, 03h00 and then 06h00. And lately she starts to have 4 or 5 hours of sleeping and someday she will ...
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From bottle refusal to spoon refusal: what can I do to encourage feeding?

Disclaimer: I'm not an expert on child nutrition. My own daughter is currently 7 months old, so I'm not exactly sure what a 10 month-old can or cannot handle, food-wise. Firstly, I'd talk to a ...
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How to start a new feeding/sleep schedule for a 6 month old?

Is Liz willing to take advice, read, and learn? If not, there is literally nothing you can do. My wife, myself, and some of our friends have all had our children (each couple having 2+ kiddos) ...
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What are practical tips for helping newborn with possible "Silent Reflux" condition?

My daughter had extremely bad reflux as an infant, and eventually had to go on medication. Before we moved to that step, our doctor had us try several things to help her: Smaller, more frequent ...
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Unwanted behavior at table, our usual approach is failing so far

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 ...
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3 Month Old Baby Falls Asleep After Crying At Night - Should We Wake Them Again To Feed?

The same thing happened to my son around the 3 month mark. He fell asleep while I was making his bottle. I opted to wait it out. He surprisingly lasted 3 hours longer the first time (sleeping 9 hours ...
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