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Baby Alive Food
Portion control: I agree with dr. Valdez-small portions. In america, we often eat until we are 'full', while in other cultures one eats until about 70% full. Serve small portions of everything, with 'seconds' only after first servings are consumed. An age appropriate serving could be a single bite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why?: There is no need to rush foods that aren't smooth. Ensure that all foods are cut into easily managed, small pieces. Allow the baby to explore the food, and to feed him/herself under supervision. Babies explore by putting things in their mouths , and will eventually "get it". If they're too small for that, they're too small to be eating chunks anyway. Watch closely for choking hazards. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Most infants can start to tolerate more solid foods (such as bits of pasta) around 9 months of age. This often occurs around the same age the baby develops a good pincer grasp. However, some babies have problems which delay the timing (eg. Reflux, feeding aversion or gagging). Also many premature babies need extra time to develop this skills. It is best to consult your doctor on the right timing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Y here in canada they recommend to introduce food to babies at 6 months? Any everywhere else they start at 4 months? When should I start?
Picky Eaters: Babies taste buds are different than ours. They tend to be more sensitive to taste and texture. As you start introducing solids to your baby, it will take him a while to figure out what to actualy do with this new food in his mouth, be patient. If you have a baby that likes few things, build around what he likes, always offer a variety of colors and textures via veggies & fruits. Make meals fun! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have family meals &: Scheduled snacks at the table, model good eating habits, put a tbsp./ year of age of each healthy food on her plate & don't nudge. Limit milk & milk products to 16/21 oz./day & juice to 0-4 oz./day from an open-mouthed, 2-handled cup with meals; offer water between meals. Discontinue bottles & "sippy" cups. See a pediatric dentist. Read "how to get your kid to eat, but not too much" by satter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If your baby seems to be asking for more food they probably do need more. Babies know when they are hungry and unlike adults do not tend to overeat. If your baby is on solids make sure they are healthy foods and they do not fill up on processed crackers and snacks. If breastmilk is the sole nutrition don't worry about overfeeding, breastfed babies will not become overweight on breastmilk! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try another approach: If a baby throws food, he may just be playing. When he is really hungry, re-approach him and eat with him, to show that food is for eating. If he throws food because he is angry, the parent can "disappear" and watch the baby from behind, and then come back to try again a few minutes later. When a baby is truly hungry, he is less likely to throw the food away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The odd is ~50/50 : There isn't a sure way to get pregnant with a boy or a girl based on day the week to have relation--there are some anecdotal report to suggest certain time of day favors girl vs boy pregnancy, but no conclusive research. The only sure way is to determine genetically is via insemination etc..Otherwise, your chance is just about 50/50 naturally--same as flipping a coin for head or tail. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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