Nutrition: Older Child

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Should a 6 Year Old Get Ready for School Without Reminders...

I have a 6 year old boy.. and a 7 year old girl. I work part time and have a nanny come to my house to watch the kids get them breakfast and drive them to school. Today nanny called me. She said she thought the kids were big enough to get themselves ready for school without constant reminders. She said she had a talk with them today and told them that since they were big now.. she should not have to tell them to get dressed to put their pjs away and to brush teeth and hair... etc... they should just know the routine and do it.. ...

Bottle & Breastfeeding

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Extended Breastfeeding and Trying to Concieve

I've decided to be an 'extended breastfeeder', Not only is my toddler extremely attached, but when I made my first attempt at weaning, I became super depressed and felt like I was grieving. So I've changed my 'plans' lol. I've also been trying for another baby. What I'm wondering, is, are there any other mom's out there who have successfully conceived while they were breastfeeding longer than 2 yrs? I've heard of clomid, but am nervous as I've heard it can cause some pretty intense mood swings, along with depression and anxiety.

Digestion

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What Products to Use for an Infant Who Has a Rash

Hi I was wondering what products many of you recommend for an infant (2 month old) who has a very bad sandpaper like rash all over her body. Her back is actually peeling today since her skin has been so dry. I did take her to her Pediatrician who ruled out any illness. He stated it may be sensitive skin or she may be having a reaction to a food that I am eating as she also has very bad reflux along with it. I use dreft detergent on all clothes/linens that come into contact with her. I use Eucerin on her skin which does seem to help a...

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Infant with Reflux

I have a almost 5 month old baby boy with reflux. He was born 13 weeks early...

Eating Disorders

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Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies or healthy food. It all started one day that we were at my in laws house, and she almost vomited, ever since then, she is always saying that if she tries something new she's going to throw up. I've tried telling her to try something first, before saying she doesn't like it, I've tried the mother and daughter cook day, where we make somthing together, i've tried to hide the...

Eating Out

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Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies or healthy food. It all started one day that we were at my in laws house, and she almost vomited, ever since then, she is always saying that if she tries something new she's going to throw up. I've tried telling her to try something first, before saying she doesn't like it, I've tried the mother and daughter cook day, where we make somthing together, i've tried to hide the...

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Feeding Accessories

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Using Boppy Pillow in Crib

Has anyone ever used their boppy pillow in the crib. I am trying to transition my son from sleeping in the swing to his crib and he finally fell asleep in his crib using boppy pillow. Previously he cried and cried every time I put him in his crib. I know we are not supposed to use pillows in crib but if anyone else has used it or has other suggestions I would appreciate comments. I am going to try boppy pillow during naps only so I can watch him

Healthy Eating

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Need Some Recipes

I am going back to work full time tomorrow for the first time since my 8 year old was born! I am very nervous about what to make for dinner for my husband and son. I would like to cook these meals in advance on the weekends and maybe freeze some so I can just pop them in the oven when I get home. I guess cassarole-type meals would work best, but I am open to any easy recipes. The only thing we do not eat is bell peppers (other peppers are fine). My son is a great eater. His favorite food is sushi so recipes do not need to be kid...

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Healthy Snacks

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Snacks or No Snacks?

Two of my girls are going through a very picky eating stage. They're 2 and 4. Some people say kids really need snacks, but if either one of them has snacks, they won't eat their dinner, unless of course it's something they love (ie pizza, or take out which we don't have often) My rule has always been, if they eat their meal, they can have one snack later. If not, they don't eat till their next meal. I've been catching grief from my mother about this and I was wondering if anyone else does this, or thinks I'm aweful for doing this.

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After School Snacks

What do you let your kids have for after school snacks? I feel like this...

Juice & Milk

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Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies or healthy food. It all started one day that we were at my in laws house, and she almost vomited, ever since then, she is always saying that if she tries something new she's going to throw up. I've tried telling her to try something first, before saying she doesn't like it, I've tried the mother and daughter cook day, where we make somthing together, i've tried to hide the...

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Soda vs Juice

Sorry to highjack bumblebee's post.... but all the comments insinuating that...

Liquids

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Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies or healthy food. It all started one day that we were at my in laws house, and she almost vomited, ever since then, she is always saying that if she tries something new she's going to throw up. I've tried telling her to try something first, before saying she doesn't like it, I've tried the mother and daughter cook day, where we make somthing together, i've tried to hide the...

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6 Year Old Allowance

My daughter is almost 6 years old. She has no concept of money. She thinks...

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Getting Fluids Down

Hi mamas, My neice is 10 months and has caught the rotavirus. She was...

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Overweight or Underweight

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6 Yr Old Weight Issue???

Hi, my 6 yr old daughter has always been pretty average with her weight, she takes more after my husband who is a tall kinda big guy. Her weight has never been an issue at the dr, she was always in the 50th to 60th percentile. Well we just went for her well visit and she has jumped in weight to the 80th percentile and only 30th percentile for her height. She is a beautiful little girl, who literally stops poeple that tell her how beautiful she is constantly. I am so out of the loop on any of this weight stuff, because I am a tiny person and...

Picky Eater

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Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies or healthy food. It all started one day that we were at my in laws house, and she almost vomited, ever since then, she is always saying that if she tries something new she's going to throw up. I've tried telling her to try something first, before saying she doesn't like it, I've tried the mother and daughter cook day, where we make somthing together, i've tried to hide the...

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Very Picky Eater

My 15 month old is a ver picky eater. There are certain things she likes,...

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My Picky Eater

I have a 4 year old son who is a very picky eater. I am wondering if there...

Refusing to Eat

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8 Year Old Hates Everything

Hello, I hope I can get some great tips for my 8 year old son. He hates everything! He hates it before he tastes or smells it. He will not try anything, when he does he puts it in his mouth and spits it out. It is such a battle and has become a huge problem. Well I guess I can say he loves peanut butter and jelly. But I dont feel he should get his own way and eat that all the time. Any suggestions?

Solid Foods & Weaning

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6 Year Old STILL Does Not Eat Well.

My 6 year old still does not eat well. I wondered if anyone else had struggled with this. He has never, and I mean never, eaten a fruit or a vegetable. He will eat bacon, but no other meats. He used to, but will no longer eat cheese. He will eat cheese pizza and nachos. He eats a variety of carbs, sweets and junk food -- although he has limited access to that. HE is the youngest of 4 kids and the others eat fine. His main source of food is peanut butter (only on a spoon, no sandwich, no jelly) and chocolate milk (made with instant...

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How Do I Wean?

How do I wean my 11 mos old that will not eat other foods? She'll eat foods...

Weight Management

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Need Advice on Weight Loss. Advise on Losing a Large Amount of Weight?

I have Multiple Sclerosis. It sometimes limits the amount of exercise I can do. Also, the medications often make me gain. I would like to lose about 70-100 pounds. It is alot of weight and I just don't know where to start. I would love to hear from people who have successfully lost a large amount of weight. Gastic Bypass is not an option for me. I want to lose it without surgery. Edited to add: I rarely drink Soda, I bring a SmartOne every day to work for lunch, and I drink alot of water. A few years ago I had lost a...