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How Do I Get My Child To Eat Less
Some strategies: Visual cues: smaller plates, don't put serving dishes on the table, don't leave food where it can be seen. Adults can show they limit themselves to single servings. The family can eat in the dining room or kitchen, not in front of the tv. When your child asks for extra food, distract with toys or activities, or say that he/she can eat a little later. Ask all caregivers to respond the same way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep trying: Veggies are an important part of a well balanced diet, so its important toddlers eat them. Keep trying. Let your child be part of the cooking process (even if its just giving them some of the food to feel and taste raw) and let them choose which veggie to have for dinner. Puree veggies into sauces (where their strong flavor is a bit disguised) or try them raw with fun dips (hummus, yogurt, etc). ...Read more
See below: By modeling. Your child should see others eating a healthy diet. Offer the food, but do not force the food. Do not offer rewards to get your child to eat the vegetables. Also, it may take offering the food up to 15 times before your child will take it. Remember, never punish your child for not trying something. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supportive/adventure: First don't project this as a reflection of bad parenting or a sign of future weakness.Examine your past & understand your feelings may reflect how your parents treated to you for similar behavior & not understood how common & temporary this stage is.Be supportive as you explore adventures that will distract him/her from their fears.Rejection aggrivates their fear of loosing your love. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's for dinner: Set the example of good eating with yourself, what is in your refrigerator and cupboards, what you make available to your family. First steps may include, less fatty snacks, more fresh veggies, washed and cut and easy for the kids to grab when grazing for munchies. Talk about nutrition, appetite, and how to seek information from food labels. Make it fun. ...Read more
Provide food: As a parent this is really hard to do. Your job as a parent is to provide the food options and meals. It is the baby's decision what they are going to eat! The best way to get a toddler to eat veggies is to emphatically eat them yourself! Toddlers really don't gain much weight compared to babies, either, so it is normal for them to not eat much. His growth curve will let you know if hes on track ...Read more
Offer frequently: Offer the foods frequently-familiarity with foods increases the liklihood that he will eat them. Don't insist that they eat a portion, but encourage ' a bite to be polite'. Don't allow frequent snacking or drinking-this can fill a child up; don't serve alternative meals to picky eaters. Family members should eat what is served, missing a meal is not catastrophic-unless doctor says so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be consistent. : Limit setting issues around bed are very common and manifest by "curtain calls" where your child keeps leaving the room. Every time they leave the room bring them back to bed with a minimum of fuss. If your child is not in bed, close the door for one minute. If they are not in bed, close for two minutes. Keep doing this, increasing the interval, until they get the message. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try and Try Again: I agree, repetition is the best remedy here and making a good example by eating the foods yourself! the best way to get children to eat the way you want is to make one meal and everyone gets only that option. You can let kids choose what fruit or veggie out of two options to eat but they can't pick totally. Try gimmicks like frozen grapes - great in summer time heat! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good for you: Congratulations for recognizing the problem and trying to do something about it. There is no easy answer, of course. I suggest you lead by example. Keep fruits in the house. Don't allow junk food. Don't go to fast food restaurants. Offer healthy snacks like non-fat yogurt, carrots/celery spiced up with humus. Encourage fun, family sports. Don't watch tv. Praise success. Weigh weekly. Use rewards. ...Read more
I want to kiss my girlfriend for at least 1year I love her. How do I do it? I want to give birth to kids and I an a boy, how do I do it?
BirthOfSomeQuestions: The nature of your question indicates that, indeed, you are a boy. You'd best get some serious advice from a trusted adult and get your head out of your...uh...get your head straight about all this. The implications of what you are asking are vast. Trust your dad? Your local pastor or priest or rabbi or a teacher? Your mom? Love. Kiss. kids, birthing? C'mon, you've got a lot to learn.... ...Read more
Hi, doctor i want to get tips on how to increase my height (5feet 10inch at present) and what should I do to remain energetic what should I eat often.
Outsmart them!: To bed earlier. Try variety! eat with them! give them what tastes good like home made protein smoothies with fresh fruit juices and whey protein powder. Almond butter with toast. Avoid breakfast out of a box! make some turkey bacon. Play some upbeat music and get them going. Good luck! ...Read more
Toddler Milk: First of all, I applaud you for wanting to find a way to get your toddler to drink less milk. Cow's milk is thought to trigger type one diabetes in some people, so that is reason enough. I have two suggestions: 1. offer coconut milk, hemp milk, almond milk, or rice milk and 2. Since toddlers cannot shop or get their own food or drink, as the parent, just stop serving it!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychiatrist/SleepDr: Chances are you have shifted your sleep schedule, have a psychiatric condition, a primary insomnia, or a primary sleep disorder. I would see a psychiatrist first and then a sleep doc if you have a shifted sleep schedule, an epworth sleepiness scale score >10, (type this into your browser and score it). In the interim you can take melatonin 3 mg two hours before bedtime (script not needed). ...Read more
Spitty babies: The bottom line here is in the numbers. The newborn and young infant should gain about an ounce a day (some more, some less based on birth factors). If your baby is meeting those weight gain goals, you can rest assured that enough is staying down despite the spit up. If your baby is not, or if s/he is experiencing pain associated with feeding or spit up, be sure to talk with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congratulations !: You have already made the first step- making the decision! to achieve weight loss and improve physical shape requires thoughts about altering ones food type and amount of intake and one's type/duration/intensity of physical activity. I would recommend a regimen consisting of an aerobic component (e.g. Walking, jogging, biking, swimming), an anerobic component (weight training), and stretching. ...Read more
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