If you’ve ever introduced a breastfed baby to rice cereal, you already know what I’m about to tell you: solid food is constipating for babies.
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Feeding picky babies, picky toddlers, picky preschoolers? We’ve got lots of ideas!
Never stop never stopping, right? Simultaneously, I offer my child new foods daily while also trying to reduce the drama and pressure around mealtimes. So, of course I like to read books about other picky eating children to hammer the point home at bedtime, too. Books for picky eaters range from super preachy to downright hilarious. […]
Make a list of the foods your child will eat. Is it longer than 20 foods? Yay! If your picky eater eats 20 foods, you’re doing great.
My inspiration Have you ever read the children’s book, Bread and Jam for Frances? It is an adorable, old-fashioned book in which a picky-eating young badger is fed only her favorite foods until she totally cracks and asks for the family dinner. The publisher’s summary of the 1964 book reads, “In this memorable story, Frances decides […]
A couple months back, my family kicked off weekly dinner dates for one-on-one kid-parent combinations. Every Tuesday night, a pair of us has a night out together while the rest of us eat at home. Because we are five busy people with two parents and three children, I geeked out to make a formal six-week rotation and plugged it into […]
The whole “Making Dinner Every Single Night” grind has got us talking. Whitney and I plan, complain, shop, cook, and cajole, but the whole family just needs to do it again the next day. I’m so happy to share that our friends behind Cool Mom Picks have gone after this challenge with some inspiring results on […]
You have to open your mind for this one. When she saw the snack of chia pudding I was giving my daughter, my stepmom, who loves food, declined to even taste it. Something about chia pudding can offend one’s sensibilities, but I’m used to that attitude in my house, because almost every food offends someone’s […]
I had a few friends over for dinner this long weekend. One of them has Celiac disease and can’t eat gluten. I like her a lot — and I’m a semi-decent person — so I wouldn’t dream of trying to get her to eat the regular ol’ pizza. Not even just one “try it” bite. Instead, […]
My older child has asked that I not call him picky, specifically that I don’t tell my friends or readers that he is picky. It’s a fair request. I wouldn’t want my mom to tell her friends that I’m controlling, cheap, or some other personality trait that is maybe good and maybe bad, depending on […]
Though it pains me to admit: after having three children, I’ve learned that I can not really control what a child will and won’t eat. But I do have influence over the options that are available, and so I focus on that. At the end of this post, I will share my battle-tested strategies for […]
Best invention for babies in the new millennium? Apple sauce pouches. We are proud to have our writing sponsored by Tree Top today and help introduce their mess-free, pure fruit pouches. Tree Top, the apple juice company I grew up with, is committed to raising good apples, which means they want to encourage families to […]
If I truly like a cookbook, it starts to look like all the others in my collection: oil-splattered and spine broken with hundreds of my notes scrawled all across it — both in the margins and also copy editing the book itself. I thought that was true of everyone, but Whitney, who had never thought to write in a […]