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Feed Me!

Feed Me!

Activity for an individual child

Age group: 30-40 months

Duration of activity: 45 minutes

Materials:

  • 1 large sheet poster board or cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Markers and crayons
  • Food pictures cut from magazines

Here is a fun way to help your child start to make healthy food choices. Instead of making the head, you can purchase a bean-bag target face for the same purpose.

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Feeding Your Preschooler

Calorie and fat consumption

Feeding Your Preschooler

As your child moves toward six, his nutrient needs continue to evolve into a more adultlike diet. Pound for pound, youngsters require less energy with increasing age. Since the amount of fat kids need to flourish depends on their calorie intake, fat requirements gradually go down with advancing age, too. In fact, now is a good time to start nudging your child toward a lower fat diet.
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What to Feed Your Baby

What to Feed Your Baby

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If you make your own baby food, always cook it thoroughly, especially meat, poultry, and fish. Never feed raw or even softcooked eggs to your baby. (Indeed, most pediatricians would advise you to hold off on eggs altogether until after your baby's first birthday.)

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Feeding Your Cat

Feeding Your Cat

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Greens such as bluegrass, fescue, ryegrass; Japanese barnyard millet; oats; rye (beware of ergot, a hallucinogenic fungus); sprouts (alfalfa or bean), in small amounts; and wheat are easy to grow and provide safe munching, if your cat is so inclined. Avoid seeds treated with herbicides or insecticides, though.

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Updated: April 22, 2022

Foods to Never Feed Your Baby (3 Months of Age to 1 Year)

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According to the CDC, you can start introducing solid foods to your baby at around 6 months old. As long as they are receiving a balanced diet and a variety of nutrient-enriched foods, most vegetables, fruits, proteins, and grains. When it comes to more allergenic foods, it is best to introduce them after other baby-friendly foods. Always consult your pediatrician with concerns.

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Feeding Your One-Year-Old

Do's and don'ts

Feeding Your One-Year-Old

Feeding an older baby can be challenging. The following tips help make the job easier.

  • Your baby loves to learn new tricks and show off. If you make her the same food you are eating, you will probably see a new side of your baby.

  • Babies begin to use a cup around one year of age. Some can hold it themselves, and some just need a little help. Either way, once you show them how, they will probably want to do it themselves.

Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods

Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods

Starting your baby on solid foods is the beginning of lifelong eating habits that will contribute to his or her overall health. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends feeding your child only breast milk or formula for the first four to six months of life. After that, a combination of solid foods and breast milk or formula should be given until your baby is at least a year old.

Fun Finger Foods for Your Baby

Fun Finger Foods for Your Baby

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Until your baby can chew, stay with your baby when he has a hard finger food (a bagel, for instance). If he breaks off a piece, quickly sweep it out with your finger so that your baby won't choke on it.

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Certain finger foods present a serious choking hazard. So be sure to store popcorn, nuts, hard candies, and other dangerous finger foods well out of your baby's reach.

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Raising Your Adopted Child: Problems

Raising Your Adopted Child: Problems

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An adoption issue is a problem that preoccupies and distresses an adopted child and is related to adoption. For example, fear that a birthparent might kidnap the child is an adoption issue.

So what is not an adoption issue? Any problem not related to the adoption. For example, a child who is temperamentally shy or a child who hates his teacher isn't experiencing an adoption issue. Remember, many problems adopted kids experience have nothing to do with being adopted.

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Getting to Know Food

Where food comes from

Where food comes from

Getting to Know Food

The objects on the trees were apples, but how would Hayley have known? Until her first outing to a local farm, she thought apples came in a bag from the supermarket.

Few of us grew up on a farm, but it seems like we know more about where food comes from than our children do, or will in the future. In this grab-and-go world, highly processed convenience foods are the norm for kids, who often don't have a clue about the origins of what they are eating.

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Be Consistent with Your Child

Dealing with consequences

Be Consistent with Your Child

Consequences must be consistent. You're aiming for consequences that feel as natural and strong as physical laws, right? Gravity and inertia are nothing if not consistent—that's why they're laws of nature.

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Watch TV Along with Your Child

Watch TV Along with Your Child

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The same concerns about violence in children's TV programs also apply, of course, to many children's video games. So if you have introduced your child to the wonders of Nintendo, be sure to prescreen all games that to make sure that you approve of their action.

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How to Tell If Your Baby Likes a New Food

How to Tell If Your Baby Likes a New Food

Don't ignore your baby's signals about eating. Don't be deceived by facial expressions, though. If your child makes a face when tasting something new, he may be reacting to the novelty of the experience as much as the new taste itself. So, despite the face he makes, offer your baby a second spoonful. If he opens his mouth for more, you know you have a hit.

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Giving Your Baby Solid Foods for the First Time

Giving Your Baby Solid Foods for the First Time

When giving your baby solid foods for the first time, take it slow and easy. Your child is not likely to sit down to three square meals of carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, and protein. First foods are only intended to supplement, not instantly replace, bottle- or breast-feeding.

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Formula Feeding

Formula basics

Formula Feeding

Many babies in the United States receive nourishment by way of infant formula, either in place of breast milk or in addition to it. Formula provides a certain element of freedom for parents and other caregivers, particularly because any adult is capable of feeding the baby at any time, precluding mom as the sole food source.

Formula is beneficial for other reasons, too.

Fending Off Preschooler Food Fits

Fending Off Preschooler Food Fits

Now that he can better communicate his eating preferences, your child may hassle you more than ever about eating. Children who regularly refuse food at mealtimes or demand diversions such as television and toys in order to eat are prone to what I have come to call food fits: They use food to gain attention and to manipulate their parents and caregivers. When adults chronically cave in to crying, screaming children, they perpetuate this behavior. Children crave attention of any type.

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