Q&A: 11 Month Old Doesn’t Want to Eat Table Food

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Child Routines, Mealtime

Our 11 month old doesn’t have much interest in eating table foods except for cheerios, crackers and the like. She will pick up pieces of food with her pincher fingers and put them to her lips to taste them. Sometimes she will eat a few bites very slowly and deliberately. We occasionally have days at a time where she will …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 11 Month Old Doesn’t Want to Eat Table Food

Q&A: Child Only Eats Pureed Foods

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Mealtime

My husband and I adopted a little boy from China. He had cleft lip and cleft palate; both have been repaired. He just turned. It was a real struggle getting him to eat from a spoon, but we finally achieved that goal. He still will only accept slightly chunky pureed food. If we give him anything with more form or …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: Child Only Eats Pureed Foods

Q&A: 15 Month Old Baby Refuses to Drink Milk & Water

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Mealtime

My daughter is 15 months old. Everyday is a struggle for me to make sure she drinks enough milk and water. I first started having this struggle around 9 months old when I noticed she would start to refuse her formula. I still managed to get enough formula to her even though ever feeding was a struggle. But even now …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 15 Month Old Baby Refuses to Drink Milk & Water

Q&A: 8 Month Old Underweight and Not Drinking Milk

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Child Routines, Infants 3 - 12 Months, Mealtime

I have a neighbor that has an 8 month old child. The baby can hardly turn over, or hold his bottle. She refuses to put him on his tummy and when I’m around I make him lay that way. She doesn’t like it because he fusses while on his tummy. He can’t push himself up at all. He can barely …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 8 Month Old Underweight and Not Drinking Milk

Support Your Adopted Child in Developing New Eating and Sleeping Habits

Day2DayParenting Adoption, Child Routines, Parent Routines, Resources

Developing New Eating Habits When you adopt a child, there is usually an adjustment period as the child gets used to their new surroundings. If you have adopted an older child, it is important to consider their previous living situation when helping them settle into their new home. If the child came from an environment where they did not have …

Day2DayParentingSupport Your Adopted Child in Developing New Eating and Sleeping Habits

Developing Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child

Day2DayParenting Adoption, Child Routines, Parent Routines, Resources

Steps to Help an Adoptive Child Develop Healthy Attachments While adoption has a positive effect on children, the child doesn’t know this when he or she leaves the institution. The child only knows that they are leaving behind everyone and everything they have ever known. It is typical then, for the child to react with unexplained crankiness, clinginess, or crying. …

Day2DayParentingDeveloping Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child

Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Avoid Mealtime Stress

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Child Routines, Mealtime, Special Needs Diagnoses

Many children experience mealtime problems at some point, including inconsistent appetite, pickiness, fear of new foods, clumsiness with self-feeding, or difficulty sitting still. These challenges are often more pronounced in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In addition to the social and communication impairments that characterize ASD, there may be difficulties with sensory processing, motor skills, attention, and behavior. For …

Day2DayParentingHelping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Avoid Mealtime Stress

Steps to Establishing a Healthy Bedtime Routine

Day2DayParenting Bed Time, Child Routines, Parent Routines, Sleep Routines

Establishing Successful Bedtime Routines Children need to be taught bedtime routines and assisted in maintaining them.  Routines help children fall asleep and stay asleep successfully. Without bedtime routines, young children can feel disorganized and uncomfortable. Here are some ways to help your child feel confident and secure during bedtimes: Start quieting down after dinner. Play quiet games, read books, turn …

Day2DayParentingSteps to Establishing a Healthy Bedtime Routine