Don’t rush into solving your kid's problems. Give him the chance to conclude, all on his own, that things are going to be okay. ||Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. It’s not the type of soap that prevents the spread of bacteria and viruses; it’s how you wash your hands. ||Set aside time for your partner and share what's happening in each other's life ||Use each feeding as an opportunity to build your newborn's sense of security, trust and comfort. ||If you have trouble emptying your breast, apply warm compresses to the breast or take a warm shower before breast-feeding ||In case of eczema, use mild, unscented body and laundry soaps. Pat baby's skin dry; don't rub ||Do not postpone your baby’s vaccines unless he is sick or feverish ||Massaging infants' arms and hands can significantly reduce their pain from needle sticks ||During the day, don't try to catch up on chores while the baby sleeps. Lie down and rest ||AAP recommends to avoid blankets (a potential suffocation hazard) until your baby reaches her first birthday ||
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  • Do not offer fruit juice to infants less than six months of age.
  • After six months of age, you can offer limited amounts of juice each day.
  • For babies older than six months, whole fruit offers nutritional benefits more than fruit juice. Whole fruits also provide fiber and other nutrients.
  • Do not offer fruit juice to infants at bedtime.
  • Do not rely on fruit juice as a treatment of dehydration or management of diarrhea.
  • For children ages one to six years old, give a maximum of 180 ml fruit juice each day.

 

 

  • Soy or ricemilk,
  • Calcium-fortified orange juice
  • Tofu
  • Tahini
  • Broccoli
  • Almonds
  • Okra
  • Molasses, black strap
  • Dark green leafy vegetables
  • Lima, black beans, lentils, and split peas

 

Yes. Toddlers are picky eaters with small appetites, short attention spans, and changing moods. But as long as your toddler is gaining weight appropriately and isn't losing weight, don't panic: He's okay.
 
Children will eat when they are hungry. What you have to do is: offer nutrient-rich and calorie-rich foods, avoid giving him filler foods - like chips, cookies, and juice -  make mealtime fun and finally control the urge to force him to eat "just a little more".
 
One thing to be wary about, though, is when your child becomes extremely selective and refuses to eat anything but one or two foods for several weeks. This may lead to vitamin deficiencies.
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