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Picky kids

Feeding picky babies, picky toddlers, picky preschoolers? We’ve got lots of ideas!

I bribed my picky eater with toy dinosaurs for 2 weeks

I bribed my child to eat healthy food with toy dinosaurs

Professionals recommend bribery Inspired by an NPR/Freakonomics story about bribery in which an economist gives each of his four children the opportunity to earn “a lot of money” for eating fresh fish in Hawaii every day during their vacation, I decided to try to bribe my preschooler with trinkets to try new-to-him foods. After all, […]

Star Wars birthday party ideas on a budget

Princess Leia Star Wars Birthday Party

What’s the difference between a third child and a first child? The first child has a “Star Wars fourth birthday party” and he’s never seen Star Wars. The third child can hum along the Clone Wars theme song before he can even speak. With a new Star Wars movie on the horizon and Clone Wars […]

Prunes are my secret weapon

How to make prune baby food

This post was sponsored by Walmart.com, where you can order just about anything. Obviously, the views and experiences are my own and not Walmart’s. 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. Oh boy! Perhaps if you’ve taken detours […]

What to do with picky eaters?

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One of the most popular topics people come here searching for is “food ideas for picky kids”. If you are one of those seekers of answers, I feel you. My son is picky, too. I can’t resist pointing out, however, that my baby brother was very picky as a child, including NO FRUIT ON HIS […]