Food

What Can I Feed a 9-Month-Old Baby Who Has No Teeth?

What Can I Feed a 9-Month-Old Baby Who Has No Teeth?

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.

At What Age Is It Appropriate to Give a Child Gum?

At What Age Is It Appropriate to Give a Child Gum?

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?

Money Issues: Would It Be Wrong to Tell My Child's Father to Keep Him for the Summer Due to Financial Problems?

Would It Be Wrong to Tell My Child’s Father to Keep Him for the Summer Due to Financial Problems?

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.

My One-Year-Old Daughter Has Suddenly Started Gagging and Spitting Out Her Food When She Eats: Advice?

My One-Year-Old Daughter Has Suddenly Started Gagging and Spitting Out Her Food When She Eats: Advice?

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?

My Toddler Isn't Much of a Meat-Eater and Is Very Picky in General: Advice?

My Toddler Isn’t Much of a Meat-Eater and Is Very Picky in General: Advice?

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?

My Daughter, Who Mostly Lives at Her Boyfriend's, Comes Homes Twice a Day to Eat Food and Leaves Me with the Mess: Advice?

My Daughter, Who Mostly Lives at Her Boyfriend’s, Comes Homes Twice a Day to Eat Food and Leaves Me with the Mess: 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?