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by 0 · September 30, 2014 at 4:10 AM

Hi everyone, I have gone gluten free after doing an elimination diet while breastfeeding to cure my newborns reflux and colic -- gluten and citrus were the culprits! After her six month birthday I found I could eat it again without giving... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

My nearly 4 y/o son has been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. One of the symptoms is texture issues with food. One of the few things he will eat are the Jimmie dean delights. Egg white, turkey sausage, cheese and whole wheat bun. I know... (more)

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CJ_4 0 · September 05, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Making your own turkey sausage from ground turkey, if you can get ahold of a Weston A. Price cookbook there is a good recipe for the spices-maybe even look online for a recipe. Otherwise Jones, I believe, has a natural sausage product that is... (more)

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by 15 · about 2 hours ago

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 0 · about 2 hours ago

I have a 3yr old who can be very fussy, we have only gone full Paleo in the last couple of weeks. I have done Paleo or similar lifestyle diets before but generally my son still has bread. This time I have decided to cut him off of it all as well.... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · March 27, 2013 at 2:39 AM

There are a couple of paleohacks threads already about this. Here's one I could find quickly. http://paleohacks.com/questions/141196/paleo-lunch-box

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by 58 · about 2 hours ago

I have a 2 year old who loves digging in the vegie garden which has horse manure on it. I try to keep her out in nature and in contact with earth but recently learnt that tetanus is contracted from animal faces (particuarly horse manure) and... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 22, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Vaccinate your child, we don't live in the dark ages anymore. Seriously, I've seen animals die from tetanus, I cannot imagine a human going through that.

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by 1974 · September 24, 2014 at 3:52 AM

I don't have kids yet but I am a nanny and I have been wondering about napping. The 14 month old takes a two hour nap every afternoon. I realize that newborns sleep constantly but after about a year are naps necessary? Anyone know what the toddler... (more)

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Katherine 0 · January 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Yes, the nap is necessary. The 14 mo old should be napping midday for about 2h and sleeping 12 hours at night. (generally speaking). Midday naps are probably very biologically appropriate (even for adults)

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by 10 · about 2 hours ago

Hi there, my 17 month old is still breastfeeding and we are trying to eat as much paleo as we can. We didn't really introduce his first fruits until he was around 10 months old. When he started when other foods he loved fish and meat and veggies... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 20, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Sounds like a normal 2 year old learning that he has some control over his environment by using the word "no" and he is testing the laws of gravity, too. But your job is to parent him, because you know what's best for him. IMHO the WORST thing... (more)

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by 45 · September 30, 2014 at 3:50 AM

Hi! I have a 22 month old. We are Primal family (mostly). My son eats like a... well, a toddler. Some days he eats a lot, some a little, some days he wants everything I make him, somedays not. Typically he eats an egg fried in grass fed lard... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · November 25, 2012 at 10:01 AM

My toddler still breastfeeds BUT I still like to get good fats in to him. A few ways to do that are blended soups like creamy butternut squash soup and then I blend ghee and coconut oil in to it with an immersion blender. I also do this with his... (more)

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by 548 · about 2 hours ago

My 2-year-old daughter had a seizure three weeks ago (she's otherwise healthy). Yesterday, her neurologist told us that the abnormal brain scan results are indicative of epilepsy, and that she will likely have more seizures. After the next... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · November 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Ok......breaking my own rule. For details you'll have to come to a safer place like my forum but I want to help your kid because I know the advice your getting is incongruent. D-ribose Acetyl L carnitine PQQ Diet: Epi-paleo: my version in BG #6... (more)

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by 547 · September 30, 2014 at 3:46 AM

My daughter was 100% Primal until her first birthday cupcake; however, I've loosened up this year. I feel it's pretty tiring and useless to flip over what mother-in-laws and grandparents feel they must feed kids as long as I offer consistently... (more)

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mgm 0 · September 14, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Good for you for keeping it up! Also for still breastfeeding. I have a 99% primal/paleo toddler. The only exceptions are soy sauce a couple of times, some veggie oil (she LOVES fries/British chips and they are an occasional treat for all of us if... (more)

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by 10919 · about 2 hours ago

Does anyone know if cod liver oil can be absorbed transdermally? My toddler has recently gone on a strong tasting food strike and he's getting the tell take keratosis pilaris bumps that plagued me Most of my life (until I discovered ascerola... (more)

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August 0 · October 16, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I know vitamin D and K2 can get in through the skin, so it ought to have at least a partially good effect. I don't know about A. You might go check with the Peatarians on this one. In order for it to absorb well, it needs to be put on areas... (more)

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by 72 · about 2 hours ago

This is a follow-up to my last question http://paleohacks.com/questions/138905/recommended-a-vegan-diet-because-of-high-oxalate-levels#axzz224KSnwbr. I was instructed to put my paleo son on a vegan diet due to a very rare genetic disease (Primary... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · July 30, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Your doctors are giving you partially incorrect information. The theory is that people with primary Hyperoxaluria Type III, like your son, have a problem metabolizing the non-protein amino acid hydroxyproline. This is probably true. However,... (more)

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by 72 · about 2 hours ago

My son (1.5yo) was just diagnosed with a very, very rare genetic disorder (Primary Hyperoxaluria Type III). The specialist who actually described this disease hypothesises that the genetic mutation causes the pathway for the proper breakdown of... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 28, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Not sure I understand how a vegan diet minimizes oxalates... which is the problem with hyperoxaluria. Oxalates are absent in animal products, and present in many plant foods. I'm guessing it stresses the kidneys so they're just trying to minimize... (more)

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

Hi All- I am looking for some help. I have 1 year old twins, I could not breastfeed past 3.5 months as I had only a trickle of milk so we had to use formula (was organic but we have only recently fully embraced paleo so we didnt follow a westen... (more)

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Marie 0 · June 18, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Contact your local La Leche League and they'll help you out with resources including moms who donate their own breast milk. They'll also help you to start breastfeeding again, if you wish. (more)

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by 385 · about 3 hours ago

I've tried to source grass-fed cow's milk where I live (Ottawa, Canada) and it is not available at all. But I can easily get organic goat's milk and I'm wondering if this would be sort of 'automatically' grass-fed. I'm looking for a breastmilk... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 24, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Nope, not automatically grass-fed. Just as commercial cow dairy is likely factory farmed, commercial goat dairy is as well, maybe a smidgen better. People will try and hype up raw milk. Be very careful, you have to really know your source, their... (more)

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by 25 · about 3 hours ago

I have a 1 year old pale baby/toddler, he eats everything we put in front of him. But we are going to stay true to Paleo. What is next after breast milk? Will he just drop it and be on 100% food? I know there is goat, coconut and almond milk... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · May 04, 2012 at 6:18 AM

We let him eat as much normal food as he wants, and he has slowly been self-weaning over the last 2 years, at 3 years old he is still nursing about 4 times a day a few times in the morning, and a few times at night, and all day and night when he... (more)

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by 15 · about 3 hours ago

My husband and I recently converted to Paleo and we love it! After only 3 weeks I feel great, have lost a few pounds and have more energy then ever. We have a 13 month old and I would like her to be as paleo as possible but being new to this I'm... (more)

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amplify 0 · April 17, 2012 at 7:02 PM

There is absolutely nothing in any grain that could possibly be missed in the nutrition of a child. This is not the case with dairy, growing mammals need milk.

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by 105 · about 3 hours ago

My daughter is 14 months and she's semi-paleo since daddy isn't and he feeds her what he eats in weekends when I'm working. However, on a recent visit to Gma's house to pick her up after work, I arrived before I was expected and I found her eating... (more)

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Kitzu 0 · April 17, 2012 at 4:54 AM

More ideas- Hard boiled eggs. The best quality eggs you can get. Ripe fruit in season. My little one had an amazing ability to recognize what was perfectly ripe and would leave other fruit alone. Slow cooked soup or stew made with the bones.... (more)

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by 385 · about 3 hours ago

I'm wondering if anyone else has a redheaded toddler that they've had to be concerned about sun exposure. My daughter has strawberry blonde hair and has the pale reddish skin that goes along with it. Last summer I basically didn't let her out of... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 13, 2012 at 3:18 PM

My husband is very fair & we now live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, so we have to be very aware. My rule of thumb is 10 min exposure initially, gradually increasing it as the days get longer. When we are hiking, If he has even a hint of pink on... (more)

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by 10 · about 3 hours ago

My 2 year old loves his whole milk (organic, super pasteurized) and I have been sneaking in coconut milk but he doesn't like it. We do not have access to raw milk (on an island). Should I switch him to full fat cream? He is a pretty good eater,... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · March 07, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Some kids can develop anemia if they drink too much milk, so if you have concerns certainly talk with your pediatrician. If he can handle it without developing anemia, I wouldn't change anything though. I'm still part-time nursing a near... (more)

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by 385 · September 30, 2014 at 3:28 AM

So my 2 year old is still breastfed, but I need a 'milk substitute' for when she's being babysat. She won't go to sleep without being nursed or having a bottle of formula. She has a dairy and soy intolerance, so she's been on Alimentum when... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · January 17, 2012 at 2:47 AM

When I can't nurse my son for whatever reason, and I really hate pumping, I give him a cup of warm home made bone broth or some raw goat milk. Since you say your daughter is dairy intolerant you could make home made coconut milk, which is super... (more)

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by 144 · about 3 hours ago

My almost 3 yr old has been on raw milk for 2 years, but our source has run dry and we have just recently gone to strict paleo (whole30 challenge). I've had her on Almond milk for a few weeks now and I'm thinking, "is this really all that good for... (more)

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staceychev 0 · January 05, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I know I'm probably opening up a can of worms, and I'm not trying to criticize your choices, but... in traditional societies (ie, the roots of paleo) children aren't moved off of breastmilk at 1 year, and are generally still nursing at 3 years. I... (more)

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by 5332 · about 3 hours ago

I've been thinking mostly about actual paleolithic children rather than modern-day equivalents. I imagine they got a decent supply of breastmilk, but can't imagine they then started in on pureed vegetables - whatever your stance on carbs is. ... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · January 01, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I can tell you what we did with my last child. When he was about 4 months old, he began to show active interest in my food, which was almost without exception meat on a bone with juice on the plate, or perhaps broth with chunks of meat. I... (more)

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by 600 · about 3 hours ago

Hi hackers. Having recently discovered Paleo/Primal, I'm working to transition my family away from our SAD ways towards a healthier way of eating. We're not too far off actually, just have to get rid of some crackers, bagels and cereal. One of... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · December 16, 2011 at 1:27 AM

I used to live with my friend who had a 3-year-old, and she was also very attached to a morning ritual she picked up at her Dad's over christmas, which was, unfortunately, Raison Bran cereal. She wouldn't eat breakfast if she couldn't have it.... (more)

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by 10919 · about 3 hours ago

So, Paleo baby started walking at 10 months (he's 11 months now) and we live in New England so his days of nothing but socks in the park are numbered as soon as it gets a bit cooler. What's your favorite footwear for your wee groks and grokettes... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · November 15, 2011 at 2:22 AM

These may be pricier than you'd like given how quickly babies & toddlers grow, but Soft Star shoes definitely fit the bill.