Eat: The “Eat” Part of Your Routine

Everything you need to know about the “eat” portion of your daily routine. Get tips from feeding newborns all the way up through older kids. Get tips on snacks, picky eating, solid foods, and family mealtime.

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Keeping a Newborn Awake for Feedings

How to feed a sleepy newborn. To be successful with feeding a newborn, you need your baby to stay awake. Tips to keep baby awake while eating so your baby can get a full feeding for breastfeeding and bottle feeding.

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Baby Growth Spurts

Know the signs of a growth spurt, how to handle the growth spurt, what ages are growth spurts, how long a growth spurt lasts, and feeding baby in growth.

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Success as a Mom is not measured by feeding method

Your value as a mother is not defined by HOW you feed your baby. Keep your spouse involved in the process of deciding how to feed baby. There are many ways to feed your baby, and the important thing is that your baby is fed.


Bottle Feeding

Baby’s Feeding Schedule With Solid Foods

When it is time to start solid foods, the daily schedule may shift some, but your pattern of eat/wake/sleep should stay the same. This post outlines when and where solid foods should fall in your baby’s daily schedule.

Solid Foods

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When and How to Move Baby to 4 Hour Schedule

One of the most common questions I get is from people wondering when their baby can move to a 4 hour schedule. Once your baby is happily eating every three hours and you seem to always need to wake her up to eat, it may be time to move from a three hour schedule to the four hour schedule. Read on to see if your baby is ready.

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Baby Finger Foods Basics

Finger foods for babies. Signs baby is ready for finger foods. Good first finger foods. How to help baby learn to eat finger foods. What age is best to start introducing finger foods.

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How to Prevent Your Child from Becoming a Picky Eater

Get ten tips to follow to help your child not be a picky eater. If your child has no medical conditions, these tips will help your child eat what is given.

Picky Eaters

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Correct Food Portions for Kids from Baby-8 Years

Know what food portions and serving sizes you should be feeding your little one. Get recommended serving sizes by age from birth through age 8.

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How to Align Baby’s Meal Times with Family’s Meal Times

When to move your child’s meal times so they are at the same time as the rest of the family. What time should baby eat dinner?


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18 Healthy Snacks for After School for Your Kids

Find over 18 different ideas for what to give your kids for healthy snacks after school. Satisfy their hunger without ruining their dinner.


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Feeding Newborns


Bottle Feeding

Feeding Schedules

Solid Foods

Finger Foods

Feeding Troubles


Dropping Feedings and Weaning

Picky Eating

Feeding Pretoddlers-Older Kids


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