Keeping the Derrico home running with 14 kids is no walk in the park. Parents Karen and Deon Derrico get their 14 children ready to start their day and reveal how mornings are a production in TLC’s new series, Doubling Down with the Derricos.
A mom writes in asking for advice about feeding her 9-month-old baby. She says her infant son has no teeth. What foods can she feed him given that? She adds that her son likes to feed himself but has not been so hot on the foods mom and dad have been giving him. She turns to the community for advice on which foods she should try to feed her baby.
A mom writes in asking for advice about giving gum to her child. She says her 4-year-old daughter has been begging to have gum, but this mom is worried that her daughter will either swallow it or get it stuck in her hair, which would then need to be cut. She also has concerns that giving gum to her 4-year-old will make her 3-year-old son want the same, and she would rather avoid that annoyance. So, what say you? At what age is it appropriate to give a child gum?
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A mom writes in asking for advice about her son and her son’s father, whom she is no longer with. She says that she has not been together with her son’s father for a long time; they did not work out as a couple. According to this mom, she eventually lost primary custody of her son, who elected to live with his father after being “showered” with gifts. She was supposed to have her son this summer, but her ex refuses to provide any financial support, even for groceries for their son, when she has them, which puts this mom in a financially impossible situation.
A mom writes in asking for advice about her 1-year-old daughter. She says her daughter gags when she eats. “She will not eat,” this mom says, before adding that she’ll gag and spit out her food. This is apparently a recent development, which has this mom worried. Should she be? What she can she do to help her daughter eat?
A mom writes in asking for advice about her almost-three-year-old toddler daughter. She says she is not much a meat-eater. She is also, as of recently, not much of a veggie eater. She’ll take a single bite of dinner and refuse to eat more. In short, she’s a very stubborn picky eater. It’s gotten so bad overall that her daughter is waking up in the middle of the night hungry because she has refused to eat. Advice?
A mom writes in asking for advice about her 18-year-old teenage daughter. She says her daughter, who mostly lives at her boyfriend’s house, comes home in at most to sleep and/or eat. She comes home to eat because her boyfriend’s mother refuses her food, as she does not pay to live there. So this mom’s daughter started coming home and taking food to bring back to her boyfriend’s to eat. This mom put a stop to it, said that the food must be eaten at home. So now the daughter comes home to eat, but then up and leaves her mom with the mess. What can she do?
A mom writes in asking for advice about her 11-month-old baby who, she says, refuses to eat any food other than baby food. She has tried a ton of different baby-safe foods, but nothing has taken. Her son will only eat baby food with cereal mixed in. If she gives him something else, like peas or eggs or banana, “he will gag until he makes himself throw up.” Do you have any advice for this mom?
A mom writes in asking for advice about her two-year-old. She says her toddler, who once ate “literally anything,” has refused to eat solid foods for the last six months. All he wants is milk, juice, and sometimes oranges. All day, every day. This mom has tried some old standby tricks, but now she’s turning to the community for further advice.
How do you get young children to get more involved in the kitchen, with the goal of hopefully getting them to be better eaters overall? A classic parenting conundrum! A mom wrote in, asking for advice on how to get her toddler and preschooler to help out in the kitchen. She asked for any recommended “tips, tricks, or recipes.” Writer and mom-of-two Samantha Cooper weighs in with some advice on the topic. A Mamas Uncut fan asks: “I want my toddler and preschooler to start helping me in the kitchen. Hoping this will help them become better eaters. Any tips, tricks, or recipes recommend?” – Mamas Uncut Community Member YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: A Mom’s Relentless Journey to Help Two of Her Daughters Overcome Their Anaphylactic Food Allergies Advice from Samantha Cooper Having younger children help in the kitchen is something that can be the pride of many parents. Allowing children to help in the kitchen can come with its own set of trials, but many are easy to work around. Teaching proper kitchen hygiene is very important, especially learning that raw meats can make a person quite sick. Teaching handwashing is highly imperative as well. We worked out way into the …