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Why do toddlers hate getting their face cleaned off with a wet washcloth and is there a better way?

Two things I can think of up front: Are they expecting you to wipe their face off, or does it just come out of the blue? If they're not expecting it, it may surprise them, thus the entire process ...
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What is the evidence on the danger of feeding whole blueberries and grapes to infants and toddlers?

Summary Grapes are round and larger than a child's airway and may lead to occlusion. Food with a smooth, deformable surface can form a tight seal. Grapes are "the third most common cause of food-...
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How to tackle sugar addiction

There is an old Indian story: A lady and her son went to a monk asking about her son's sugar problem. The monk said, "Come back here in 10 days." After 10 days she went back to the monk ...
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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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Why do toddlers hate getting their face cleaned off with a wet washcloth and is there a better way?

They hate it because it's slightly uncomfortable and not something they want to do. I made it a game. I have four boys who are now ages 16 to 11. When they were little and needed their faces washed ...
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How to tackle sugar addiction

Edit: scientific content deleted as I am not able to find, in reasonable time, the exact references needed to support it. It will, in all likelihood, be unrealistic to really keep your toddlers away ...
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How can I teach a one-year-old to stop throwing food once he's done eating?

The good and bad news is that this is something that will almost surely pass on it's own with time. Your son is using throwing food on the floor as a way to initiate the "are you done?" ...
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My 8-month old baby stopped accepting solid food

Do not insist that your child eats a certain amount of solid food, or of anything else. The child will eat as much as they need. Keep offering your child solid food, but do not try to convince her to ...
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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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What can we do about our toddler pushing his table over when it's dinner time?

You indicate in your question that he doesn't have a lot of words yet, so talking to him about it isn't really an option, but I think you might be underestimating your son's ability to understand. For ...
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Why do toddlers hate getting their face cleaned off with a wet washcloth and is there a better way?

It's totally understandable that toddlers hate this, adults would too. Having your face wiped is potentially uncomfortable - cold, scratchy, wet. Their skin is sensitive too and it's easy for an adult ...
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What happens when you feed cold milk to a baby?

There is no scientific basis to the idea that cold milk would upset a baby's stomach more than warmed milk. Per the CDC: Breast milk does not need to be warmed. It can be served room temperature ...
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How do I stop my son from drinking any soft or sugary drink?

Since your son is an adult, your ability to control him is pretty limited. It sounds like he knows it is an issue but is making the choice to ignore the advice of his dentists (has he really gone to ...
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What's a healthy, non-perishable, keep-it-in-the-car-and-forget-it snack for a toddler?

We usually keep rice cakes as a snack for the kids. They weigh effectively nothing, but are quite large, which means it keeps them busy for a long time. They are soft and melt in your mouth, so no ...
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Daughter wants to eat cake meant for mommy - should I let her decide herself?

You would probably enjoy watching or reading about the marshmallow test. It was an experiment done on children around your daughter's age (some were a bit older) to see how well they can resist a ...
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How many tablespoons of yogurt should an 11-month-old eat?

How much sugar is in this yogurt? Plain yogurt is fine in high quantities, but sugar rich yogurt is not much better than ice cream. If it's sugar rich, he shouldn’t eat much of it at all, end of story....
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Should I limit the amount my toddler eats?

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 ...
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Getting child to eat (preschooler)

The first thing to try here is to limit the phone time during meals. If the child has another thing they're interested in, it's very easy for them to ignore the food - they want to get back to the ...
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At what age can children prepare their own meals?

Well, I'm 14 and I have to cook my own dinner every night and I'm fine, I've taught myself to be good at cooking, but not everyone is. I would say that you should teach children how to make simple ...
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When should babies start eating solids?

According to the CDC, it is recommended that you start solids around 6 months old. Your child can begin eating solid foods at about 6 months old. By the time he or she is 7 or 8 months old, your ...
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What's a healthy, non-perishable, keep-it-in-the-car-and-forget-it snack for a toddler?

Cheerios. Every kid loves cheerios. And now they're gluten free!
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What's a healthy, non-perishable, keep-it-in-the-car-and-forget-it snack for a toddler?

Dried fruits keep well and the ones without added sugar are healthy. Recently we've had great success with dried banana chips. NB Some raisins may contain added sulphur to keep them longer.
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Parents salt food too much

You answer your own question in the prohibitions you put on the acceptable answers. If someone is doing something that you don't like there are only a few solution. Ask them to stop Do it yourself (...
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When can we start give Sugar and Salts to infants?

For the first year, infants should have no more than 0.4g of sodium (1g of salt) per day. Odds are they will get most of that through naturally occurring salts. More than this can be dangerous for ...
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How to get a 3 year old to eat

TL:DR: You have a choice: ease up on your child, or push for an evaluation. (Edited to add: one week of picky eating does not qualify your child for receiving further evaluation; this is discussed as ...
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Why do toddlers hate getting their face cleaned off with a wet washcloth and is there a better way?

Toddlers don't like cold wet washcloths, but they do like warm ones. Just take a little bit of time and get some warm water out of the tap. I do it like it's like a hot towel at the Barbers. Put it ...
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My 8-month old baby stopped accepting solid food

You mentioned the spoon, but does she eat without it? My youngest (now 10 months old) never liked to be spoon fed. She'd allow it but much preferred to feed herself. This obviously depends on the ...
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Adult daughter bulimic but doesn't want to go therapy

I think your question, as worded, is too broad and will likely get closed. However, I will give my 2 cents as kindly as possible. First, your daughter is now an adult. You cannot force her to go to ...
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Any alternative(s) for Cerelac?

You do not need to have any special baby food at all to feed a baby! If you look up baby led weaning you just present baby with some of the food you are having and let them get on with it. You need to ...
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Toddler daughter will not eat meat or eggs

Children can have a vegetarian diet, certainly, and in some cultures often do. My youngest adopted a vegetarian diet at around 5, so quite a lot older than yours, but some of the same concepts apply (...
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