Nutrition: Puppets

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Camping - Food & Games

I'm trying to plan a camping trip with my husband & daughters (ages 3 & 5). We'd like to go to Dinosaur State Park in Glen Rose. Can you give me ideas on simple meals to prepare (cooking on a propane grill). Also how to keep the girls busy?? I'm sure we'll be in the river a lot but how else can I keep them entertained...especially at night? Thank you for any help!!! ~K. We're on a very limited budget & will remain on the camp grounds the whole weekend.

Bottle & Breastfeeding

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Pediatrician Wants Oil in My Son's Diet

My son has been, apart from teething, needing a diaper, hungry, or tired, a happy little boy. I still can't believe how happy he is and has been. He is very active, and is ready to walk, soon! He's been climbing, and his only sitter voted him the fastest crawler she's ever seen. He is lean, but he is not skinny - he has chunky thighs, and a little belly, not a pot belly. The pediatrician is suggesting, since he is underweight (his stats 'flattened out') he have oil included in his diet to fatten him up. This just sounds so WRONG to me! ...

Digestion

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First Time on an Airplane

My husband, daughter and I are planning our first airplane trip in May. My daughter will be 2 1/2 then and I need advice! We would like to bring the car seat on the plane with us, it is a Britax Marathon, but I have been told by another mom that this particular seat pushes the child too much forward in the seat making their feet touch the seat in front of them. Has anyone experienced this? Do you recommend flying with the car seat or a seat harness at this age? Also, what do you do about drinks for your child. Since you can't get...

Eating Out

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17 Mo Old Throws Tantrums in Restaurants!

I have a very very active 17 month old boy who behaves generally well at home! He very rarely throws tantrums, once in a while when he doesn't get his way, but not always! However, my husband and I have found it impossible to take to restaurants due to his behavior in the restaurant! He will not sit in a highchair, he wants to run around the restaurant, or wants us to walk him around the restaurant He always wants what he can't have, he throws food if he doesn't get what he wants!! I tried putting him in the booth with us and that usually...

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Feeding Accessories

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Baby Shower Gift for Twins

Hello! A friend of mine is having identical twin girls. Her baby shower is this Sunday and I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas on what to get for her. I would love to hear from moms of twins on some things they couldn't have lived without. Thanks for your time!

Juice & Milk

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How Do You Get a Two-year-old to Drink His Milk?

My 2 year old son has never been much for drinking his milk. At his one year check up, he had fallen off his growth curve, so the doctor suggested adding ice cream to his diet (lucky kid!). This worked for about 7 months, but now he will barely touch his ice cream either. He doesn't seem to have problems digesting dairy, and he drinks his milk much better at day care since its what all the other kids are doing. He loves cheese, but has constipation issues, so supplementing with cheese alone is out. We mix Carnation Instant Breakfast in with...

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Kids Play Places

My cousin and I are toying with the idea of opening a center where mom's...

Limiting Sweets & Sugar

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Halloween Candy or Not?

As you may have seen in some of my earlier questions, I have a 5yo who has Lyme Disease. She is on a dairy-free, gluten-free and sugar-free diet for now, since the doctor says it might help her recover faster if she stays away from those foods. But since Halloween is coming, she is going to be getting lots of candy. I asked the doctor if it is ok to eat it, since it will have sugar in it, and he basicly just said it is up to me and my husband. He says it would be best if she does not have any candy at all, but she LOVES halloween and trick...

Liquids

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How Do You Get a Two-year-old to Drink His Milk?

My 2 year old son has never been much for drinking his milk. At his one year check up, he had fallen off his growth curve, so the doctor suggested adding ice cream to his diet (lucky kid!). This worked for about 7 months, but now he will barely touch his ice cream either. He doesn't seem to have problems digesting dairy, and he drinks his milk much better at day care since its what all the other kids are doing. He loves cheese, but has constipation issues, so supplementing with cheese alone is out. We mix Carnation Instant Breakfast in with...

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Picky Eater

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Beyond Fussy Eater

how can i get my child to eat more of a variety of food like she did when she was a baby?

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Meal Time Stress

I feel like I'm being a bad mom because I can't come up with meal plans for...

Solid Foods & Weaning

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Help with Solid Food Schedule for 10 Month Old

My 10-month began eating solids when he was 6 months and ate really well - then a month or so ago, he basically refuses to eat them. He will eat in the mornings (eggs, fruit etc) but as the day goes on he won't eat them and only wants bottles of formula. Can anyone suggest anything/send an example of how much your baby eats and when (and the breakdown of solids/milk). I thought the milk would be tapering off now, but it doesn't seem to be. He doesn't have any teeth yet also. Thanks.