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by 0 · January 02, 2014 at 8:19 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 · September 07, 2013 at 10:15 PM

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 · July 24, 2013 at 1:51 PM

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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james_27 0 · July 19, 2013 at 3:50 AM

Is your child celiac? If not you're being ridiculous and will probably having your children develop food sensitivities due to their overly strict diet

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by 0 · April 10, 2013 at 1:05 PM

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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AmberKat 0 · April 10, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Here's a week of Paleo lunches for her kids: http://nomnompaleo.com/post/30267255011/a-week-of-paleo-school-lunches-part-1-of-5

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by 58 · February 22, 2013 at 9:40 PM

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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CJ_4 0 · February 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM

One of my kids went to nursing college and had to go the whole road to get up to date because it was required. Another is going this fall for nursing and it will be the same thing. Another traveled in a foreign country and chose to get up to... (more)

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by 1972 · January 18, 2013 at 3:31 PM

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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Mike_T_1 0 · January 18, 2013 at 3:31 PM

I agree with everyone above saying this is very normal. My youngest just turned 1 and she sleeps ~13 hours at night and still takes 2 naps (~1-1.5 hours each). She is a super happy baby whenever she is awake. My 3.5 year old sleeps 12 hours at... (more)

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by 10 · December 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

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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Anon_17 0 · December 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Smart kid. He instinctively knows that vegetables are famine foods. Fruits are better. Vegetables have too many anti-nutrients and toxins.

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by 45 · November 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM

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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Dahl 0 · November 26, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Sounds to me like maybe he could do with some more starch available to him too. Will he eat things like potatoes and sweet potatoes? Also, it could simply be that he needs to eat his dinner earlier. If you do want to add more fat, if he will... (more)

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by 548 · November 14, 2012 at 9:25 AM

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 14, 2012 at 7:02 PM

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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Irene 0 · September 14, 2012 at 6:08 PM

add cod liver oil to the list

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by 10878 · April 23, 2013 at 10:57 AM

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 · September 05, 2012 at 11:06 AM

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 · July 30, 2012 at 7:21 AM

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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UncleLongHair 0 · July 30, 2012 at 4:16 AM

A friend of mine's kid had a lot of digestive issues for his first 5 years, he was at times diagnosed with various food allergies (dairy, protein, wheat, sugar, etc), later with "leaky gut", and some other things mixed in. She went through at... (more)

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by 5 · September 22, 2012 at 10:08 PM

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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MathGirl72 0 · June 18, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I don't buy into the "kids must drink animal milk" BS. If they are eating a well-rounded diet, they are getting what they need, especially if you are including coconut oil and coconut milk. Also, your pediatrician needs to be educated on the... (more)

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by 384 · August 01, 2013 at 7:26 AM

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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gifford 0 · August 01, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Goats aren't the same as cows, what if they can tolerate more grain, I wonder. At the farm I volunteer at the goats eat grass/weeds but we sometimes give them oats as a rare treat, although they aren't for dairy...

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by 25 · May 05, 2012 at 7:18 PM

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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krissycus 0 · May 05, 2012 at 7:18 PM

My husband and I feel at peace with our decision to start supplementing breastmilk with raw goat's milk at 1 year old. She loves it, has never had trouble digesting it. She's now 15 months. Up to 1 year, our daughter was mostly breastfed with a... (more)

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by 15 · April 17, 2012 at 8:55 PM

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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Starfox92 0 · April 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM

You could also look in to investing in a baby food maker of some sort, such as a brezza to make applesauce, sweet potatoes, or whatever else you like of any combination of fruits and veggies. It steams and blends them and you get to pick what's in... (more)

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by 105 · April 17, 2012 at 4:54 AM

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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Chelsea__1 0 · April 17, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Smoothies. There's a great fat bomb smoothie. Great additions are coconut milk Raw egg (the whole egg in order to prevent biotin deficiencies) Coconut oil Cinnamon Avocodo 1/2 tsp of honey Macadamian nuts. Also I found coconut chips (sautee them... (more)

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by 384 · August 27, 2012 at 5:17 PM

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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WayfinderAli 0 · August 27, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I'm just like your daughter- strawberry blonde with freckles. I used to never tan- ever! I just burned and went right back to white. I would go to the beach as a child and wear sunscreen- religiously applying it every hour, proudly leave the beach... (more)

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by 10 · March 07, 2012 at 3:54 PM

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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VB 0 · March 07, 2012 at 6:04 AM

If he is happy and healthy, I would not change anything. He is just 2 years old. In a hunter-gatherer society he would still be breastfed so... it could be his alternative! I agree with options other people mentioned - kefir and goat milk. But I... (more)

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by 384 · January 17, 2012 at 11:01 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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Happy_Now 0 · January 17, 2012 at 11:01 AM

I still nurse down my 2 year old for just about every nap, and at night, but I've noticed that he does okay without that pre-nap infusion when he's with my mom. I stressed over this a lot too, and then one day we just had to wing it and he was... (more)

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by 144 · September 07, 2012 at 6:37 PM

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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Becca_4 0 · September 07, 2012 at 6:37 PM

You could give her whole yogurt, even dilute it with water. You can at least find that organic at most food co-ops. Since she's good with dairy you can replace the milk with goat cheese or some kind of organic cheese. I've heard of ppl melting... (more)

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by 5351 · January 01, 2012 at 10:06 PM

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 560 · November 21, 2012 at 6:46 AM

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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Essie 0 · November 21, 2012 at 6:46 AM

you could try to transition her to a gluten-free type cereal. I like to have hard boiled eggs ready to eat in the fridge. My kids are teens though. You slowly add fruit and protein to phase out the oatmeal. Good Luck! Don't expect resistance. Have... (more)

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by 10878 · April 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM

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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blueline 0 · April 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I think we all need to bombard Inov-8 with letters to make toddler and kids shoes. Could you imagine a little pair of fLite 195s or bareLite x's???? Take a look at Skidders. They can be a bit warm in the summer around here, but overall they... (more)