Baby Care Advice » Healthy Diet For Toddlers http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 WHEN DID YOUR TODDLER LOOSE THIER ‘PUPPY FAT’? http://birthpolicy.org/428/when-did-your-toddler-loose-thier-puppy-fat/ http://birthpolicy.org/428/when-did-your-toddler-loose-thier-puppy-fat/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:50:05 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/428/when-did-your-toddler-loose-thier-puppy-fat/

Question by mum to Summer and Scott x:
when did your toddler loose thier ‘puppy fat’?

My daughter has just turned two, she gets loads of exercise and eats a really healthy diet, (she has never had sweets and if she snacks its only fruit or vegetables she gets. She also only drinks water or milk and doesnt get sugary drinks etc) But she still has her wee baby pot belly, is this normal? My partner and I are both tall and slim, she was always a chunky baby and her baby brother is the same.They are both tall for thier age.
in uk its called puppy fat its just an expression


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Answer by Tina aka Knocked Up
My children had baby fat not puppy fat so I have no idea what you are speaking about

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TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT, BEST SHAKE TO DRINK IN PLACE OF 2 MEALS? http://birthpolicy.org/364/trying-to-lose-weight-best-shake-to-drink-in-place-of-2-meals/ http://birthpolicy.org/364/trying-to-lose-weight-best-shake-to-drink-in-place-of-2-meals/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:48:20 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/364/trying-to-lose-weight-best-shake-to-drink-in-place-of-2-meals/ Question by Mother of E and S and # 3:
Trying to lose weight, ideal shake to drink in place of 2 meals?

After having 2 children, I realize that my eating habits are horrible. I eat the worst at breakfast and lunch…. that is when I am stressed at having to fix something for an infant and toddler, feed them both, and get myself something to eat, which is usually bad fatty foods. Can you advocate a protein/diet/slimfast/ shake to replace those 2 meals?

I really DON’T have time to fix a healthy meal at all, so a shake is probably my ideal option.

Thanks!


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Answer by Grump-ilstiltskins mama
I did slimfast

it worked for a while… but in the end I was starving and gained it all back…and then some lol….

just eat what your giving the kids…
i assume its fruit and things??

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HOW TO GO ABOUT GETTING MY TODDLER EVALUATED? http://birthpolicy.org/300/how-to-go-about-getting-my-toddler-evaluated/ http://birthpolicy.org/300/how-to-go-about-getting-my-toddler-evaluated/#comments Sat, 30 Oct 2010 03:31:34 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/300/how-to-go-about-getting-my-toddler-evaluated/ Question by Happy Tiny Trees:
How to go about getting my toddler evaluated?

Gosh, where to start..
Basically, my toddler son, who is two and a half, has problems that I just want to get evaluated. Emotional problems, mostly. I have brought these problems up several times to his pediatrician, but the conversation never seems to get anywhere and the physician tells me each time that my son is “probably fine” and that if he had real problems, it would be obvious at his visits. The thing is, my son has never shown his true self at doctor’s visits..he usually just gets in my lap and is very quiet. At home, a different story.
I am inclined to think he is not Autistic as he really does not show any signs that match that. He is very communicative in his own way, has always made eye contact and basically does not seem to exhibit symptoms that make me think of Autism, even though I could be wrong. However, after reading up, I find that he has exhibited quite a few symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder. He was born 6 weeks premature and I found that that is not uncommon in babies that were born preemie. He was speech delayed for a while, even though it was obvious he understood everything we were saying. Now he is speaking and we recently discovered he can read..he knows at least 60 words by reading them, and can sound out words on his own. So I stopped worrying about that since he blossomed. But he was tantrums and issues that are hard to describe. I know he is a toddler and toddlers have tantrums..but his are out of control. For instance, on our nightly walk, let’s state we are walking straight down a street and he indicates we should turn left instead. If I do not do what he is asking, he has a very loud meltdown that is really over the top. He screams and sounds like a child with deep problems and will not stop literally for 15-20 minutes until he has wound himself down. Then he is back to his sweet self. Another example, is that let’s state his father promises him ice cream (which is rare since I have my son on a very healthy diet and junk food is mostly forbidden..)..well my son will repeat the words “Ice Cream Ice Cream Ice Cream Ice Cream Ice Cream” over and over for even a half an hour, meanwhile working himself up to a large tantrum. He becomes inconsolable. It might sound like nothing, but it is draining me. When he is not having his problems, he is a very sweet kid, very good with animals, always busy playing. But it has gotten to the point where it is hard to take him even to the store. People glare at me and must think I have no control of him. But I cannot stop it. I have tried everything I can think of to no avail.
Other symptoms are his problems with eating..he was very late in being able to manipulate his spoon and fork and cup, he often chokes on what he is eating. He also has a problem with phobias, particularly spiders and bugs.
Sorry for the large story, but I am at a loss where to start. I would like to get him evaluated, but who do I call? I do not feel that my pediatrician is being helpful. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks everyone for your answers..I feel superior knowing I am not alone in this! :)


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Answer by Due on Sept. 10! :)
Really, I think you just havent seen enough kids his age in thier comfortable enviornment. You are litterally describing so many young kids I know. I know that to you the tantrums seem over the top, but most kids have 20 min tantrums if they do not get thier way until they tire themselves out. TRUST ME. Its way more common than you think. Even though those woman are glaring at you, they have either never had kids themselves, or they are just glad to be on the other side of the fence. I swear to you women can be cruel and will try to make you feel like an idiot even though they have gone through the same situation. I was at a barbecue this weekend, and a family members son threw a HUGE FIT because he wanted to ride a tricylce. He screamed, flailed around, started ripping his clothes off, and screamed MINE MINE MINE for a good 15 min. until she could distract him. I promise you, you are NOT ALONE, and this IS normal. :)

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TODDLERS HEALTHY DIET FOR GOOD WEIGHT & GROWTH? http://birthpolicy.org/274/toddlers-healthy-diet-for-good-weight-growth/ http://birthpolicy.org/274/toddlers-healthy-diet-for-good-weight-growth/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:54:09 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/274/toddlers-healthy-diet-for-good-weight-growth/ Question by merry:
Toddlers healthy diet for good weight & growth?

What is the ideal diet for 15 months old baby which enable him to catch healthy weight Please recommend me ideal oat cereal or wheat product for babies & full fat cheese or yogurt if you can help me mentioned brand names so i can purchase in London,Many thanks to all of you for advises.


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Answer by Natasha
www.gerber.com

They have a link to toddler menus.

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WHERE CAN I FIND HEALTHY MENU IDEAS AND SNACK SUGGESTIONS FOR MY 11 MO OLD DAUGHTER.? http://birthpolicy.org/49/where-can-i-find-healthy-menu-ideas-and-snack-suggestions-for-my-11-mo-old-daughter/ http://birthpolicy.org/49/where-can-i-find-healthy-menu-ideas-and-snack-suggestions-for-my-11-mo-old-daughter/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 07:32:59 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/49/where-can-i-find-healthy-menu-ideas-and-snack-suggestions-for-my-11-mo-old-daughter/ Question by katweenie:
Where can i find healthy menu ideas and snack recommendations for my 11 mo old daughter.?

My daughter is no longer interested in baby foods and i still want to make sure she gets a well balanced diet. Gerber offers toddler and graduate meals, which she enjoys, but are adding up to be expensive. And since they are “Quick meals” im sure they aren’t that healthy. She handles solid foods really well, and she is not picky. I have yet to find something she will not eat.


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Answer by Britney
She can eat whatever we eat!

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