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How do I start my baby on a good habit of not wasting food?

How do I start my baby on a good habit of not wasting 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 more

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Any tricks to getting your baby to accept chunkier foods ?

Any tricks to getting your baby to accept chunkier foods ?

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 more

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When will my baby be able to handle large pieces of food?

When will my baby be able to handle large pieces of food?

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 more

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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?

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?

Food for babies: I usually go by 3-6 months or 13-16 pounds as guidelines to introduce solid foods. The aap recommends 6 months but if a child is not satisfied with breast or fomula its time to feed him instead od torturing your child and/or yourself. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby is really particular about the food he eats?

What should I do if my baby is really particular about the food he eats?

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 more

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What should I do if my baby does not like the new foods I am having him try?

What should I do if my baby does not like the new foods I am having him try?

Persistence: It's important that you offer each new food at least 5- 10 times before you can say your baby doesn't like it. Remember that everything is new to a baby and most babies get used to the taste after a while. ...Read more

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My 14 months old baby why not taking any food?

My 14 months old baby why not taking any food?

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 more

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Does my baby need more food?

Does my baby need more food?

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 more

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What can I do if my baby will not stop throwing food?

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 more

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Any advice on food or method for higher chance to get a baby boy?

Any advice on food or method for higher chance to get a baby boy?

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 more

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