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by 270 · about 23 hours ago

My daughter used to love to just pop my fish oil pills in her mouth & chew them up, but recently she lost the taste for it. Does anyone have a recommendation for a supplement she might eat (she can't swallow pills yet). I looked in to Eskimo... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · October 15, 2012 at 8:05 PM

My son was so into the Nordic Naturals fish oil gummi worms, but they are pricy and didn't seem worth it, so we only got one container. I also got some omega 3 gummies from Trader Joe's that I use as treats sometimes, but haven't scrutinized the... (more)

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by 12677 · about 23 hours ago

A common thing around here seems to be avoidance of polyunsaturated fatty acids. This is a pretty strong theme in Ray Peat's writing. My question is about how far this should go when applied to children. Given that the brain contains a large... (more)

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Andy 0 · April 23, 2012 at 5:38 AM

I don't think there is any need to try to complicate things. They are growing children with growing brains. They need to eat. Make sure they have plenty of animal proteins and a variety of garden type vegetables some nuts, some seeds, and some... (more)

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by 147 · about 23 hours ago

I am a fish-a-tarian trying to transition to eating more meat, mainly chicken right now. My partner is paleo-leaning, and eventually I'd like to be able to cook just one meal for the both of us. My problem right now is that I'm breastfeeding, and... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · March 14, 2012 at 8:42 PM

How old is baby? My son reacted to cruciferous vegetables my first few weeks but once he learned how to pass gas it subsided. I wouldn't cut them out. It's really important to get lots of vitamin k, which your mammary glands change to k-2 for the... (more)

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by 1448 · about 23 hours ago

I have a 2 year old and a 10 month old. I started Paleo in September and have been 80% to 90% paleo and have not gotten sick since I started. My 2year old gets sick every other week. I used to get sick too when ever he would bring a cold home,... (more)

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jj_2 0 · February 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I'll be blunt, when my son was that age and in daycare he got sick a lot, same thing happens with my friends and co-workers. The kids are still very young immunologically speaking, their immune systems haven't been exposed to a lot of bugs yet,... (more)

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by 1173 · about 23 hours ago

How do your Paleo Children behave compared to other kids their age? A recent post (Does anyone else sneak a look at other peoples' shopping?) made me realize I have exceptionally well behaved kids, when I compare them to the other kids at the... (more)

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Keli 0 · December 12, 2011 at 2:20 PM

I have personal experience with this. Years ago, when my oldest son was in kindergarden, the school thought he would not be able to go into first grade due to hyperactivity. At that time we completely changed our household diet to a "paleo" way... (more)

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by 5768 · about 23 hours ago

We are moving and switching pediatricians. The current one I have wasn't necessarily paleo but he did lean more toward home remedies before prescription drugs. We are moving from Washington DC to Richmond, VA so the pool of pediatricians will... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · June 14, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I highly recommend finding a family doctor. They tend to be much more open minded and since they take care of the whole family including you and your spouse they tend to have more of a handle on your needs. I chose my doctor because he delays and... (more)

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by 421 · about 23 hours ago

My new years resolution is to move my kids towards a more paleo style diet in 2011. My kids range in age from 8 to 14. I have one child with mild autisim and another with ADD, so that's the primary motivation driving this change. They currently... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · January 06, 2011 at 4:59 PM

I would think this is a great time to experiment with the "paleo baking" type stuff. It really helped me transition to have brownies and pumpkin bars and carrot cake cookies as snacks. The ingredients were all "paleo". That way they can have... (more)

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by 10 · October 21, 2014 at 4:28 AM

I saw a question on here asking about the existence of Paleo B&Bs, and it made me curious about Paleo-friendly schools. Does anyone have information to share on Paleo-friendly schools, whether public/private/alternative, in the United... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 15, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Not exactly Paleo, but our local school district just started a French Language Immersion charter school. In addition to French language, French culture is a big part of the curriculum, and a big controversy in the town has been that they asked... (more)

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by 5509 · October 21, 2014 at 3:45 AM

I saw a post by a parent (unrelated to this site) who is eating paleo. She used cauliflower to sub for another ingredient in a meat pie. She was excited that her children liked the pie and said that they said it was the best they've had...and her... (more)

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Sarah_33 0 · April 05, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Preparenting, I would have agreed with you...I vowed to never lie to my children, that he/she/they were only going to eat all natural organic foods, and that we were going to raise them valuing health and wellbeing... Actual parenting, I consider... (more)

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by 80 · October 21, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Just received a text message from my ex-wife "Can you have a word with [our son] about his current diet fad - I agree he should avoid wheat at breakfast as it does not agree with him but his appetite is so big that I cannot meet his calorie needs... (more)

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by 2729 · October 21, 2014 at 3:24 AM

Just curious what other paleo parents out there are feeding their kids. It can be hard when you're the only one in your playgroup not letting your kid slurp baby "fruit" "food" out of a foil pouch. Would like some reassurance that we're on the... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · August 15, 2011 at 1:29 PM

We're lactopaleo, with a 4.5 year old and a nursing 20 month old, eating a wide variety these days, including seasonal summer fruit. For a decent idea of what's in regular rotation, check out the ~110 (and growing) posts where I show pictures and... (more)

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by 15 · October 20, 2014 at 4:00 AM

Wondering how far I should really go to avoid gluten in my toddlers diet at daycare. I have been making so many substitutions I'm stressed and feel like I'm taking it too far. I don't want to buy gluten free products that are made with bad... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 20, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Oh my gosh. So you are making a paleo version of every meal the other kids have so she doesn't feel left out. Bless your heart. But, what on earth are you doing to yourself? That is way too much stress. Breathe...... I have seen the most... (more)

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by 282 · October 20, 2014 at 3:59 AM

I just read this article To Prevent Kids' Food Allergies, Start Peanuts, Eggs Sooner which talks about how a review of existing research now suggests starting babies on the more allergenic foods (peanuts, eggs, dairy, soy) around 4-6 months as... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · June 08, 2013 at 7:06 AM

I haven't looked into the studies to back it up yet, but my ND/pediatrician gave me a handout at our last visit talking about the introduction of grain before 3 months or after 7 months could lead to an increased risk of type 1 diabetes. In... (more)

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by 4258 · October 20, 2014 at 3:21 AM

I have celiac disease, as does my mother. My future spouse eats paleo (in fact, introduced me to paleo because eating gluten free but otherwise conventionally was not healthy for me). So I'm curious. Was anyone here raised paleo? What was it like?... (more)

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Mimi_1 0 · September 27, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Mostly Paleo. I grew up in a place where everyone had some sort of vegetable garden and animals in th backyard, and if we wanted anything extra, like wine, bread, or cheese, we made it ourselves or bought it from a neighbor who made it... (more)

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by 3432 · October 18, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Alright, with all the talk I've begun to wonder whether or not the fructose is just as negative for children. Would their inherently higher metabolism negate the ill effects?

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Jay_15 0 · December 04, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Fruit is fine for kids. Just limit/eliminate the fruit juice and let em have at it in whole food form.

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