January 27, 2020

Tooth and mouth care

Children start to get teeth as early as four months old.  This can seem like an early age to begin brushing a child’s teeth, especially if there is just one tooth.  Many parents may find knowing how to care for their baby’s mouth to be difficult and may not bother to do anything.  This can result in early cavities and bad brushing habits later.  Here are a few ideas for caring for infants’ and toddlers’ mouths to maintain a healthy set of teeth and gums.

Brushing Teeth

The best time to start brushing a child’s teeth is right when they get their first tooth.  At first, it is better to use a piece of gauze to wipe plaque off of the baby’s one or two teeth.  However, once a baby begins to get more teeth, it may be time to start using a tooth brush.  This should be done twice a day in order to protect the baby from having a cavity.

Toothpaste

Parents should consult a doctor in order to find out what kind of toothpaste to use.  At first, it is all right for parents to brush with just water, especially if the water to their home contains fluoride.  If the water does contain fluoride, brushing with toothpaste could actually be harmful to a child because too much fluoride can be toxic to a baby or toddler.  It is also important to teach children to spit out toothpaste instead of swallow it for the same reasons.  Parents should monitor children that are just learning to brush their teeth themselves to ensure they are thoroughly brushing all of their teeth.

Pacifier

Some parents worry that giving their child a pacifier once the child has developed teeth will somehow damage their teeth.  For the most part, giving a child a pacifier when they have teeth will not cause any permanent damage to the child’s teeth.  However, if a child hangs on to the pacifier for too long, it can cause the upper teeth to push forward toward the lip.  By helping a baby break the habit of a pacifier will allow those teeth to return to their normal position within a few months.  The main danger of allowing a child to use a pacifier after they have reached one year of age is that they will be less likely to want to practice talking because their mouth will be full.

Dentist

Seeing a dentist once the baby has reached one and a half to two years of age is a great way to ensure great tooth and mouth health for a child.  The dentist will be able to give specific tooth and mouth care advice for each child.  Also, they may be able to recommend safe types of toothpaste.  These visits are usually covered under the baby’s health insurance, if they are included under their parent’s insurance.  But, make sure to check the health insurance policy to be sure.

Taking care of a child’s mouth is a very important part of ensuring a healthy and happy child.  Even though it may seem like a waste of time to brush a child’s single tooth, it will help prevent the child from developing cavities, and it will help the child develop the habit of caring for their teeth.  Parents just need to make sure to use the proper kind of toothpaste.

Toddler milestones: Talking

From the time a baby is born, they are exposed to talking. Talking is important as it helps children understand speech and develop a vocabulary. They will understand what sounds connect with objects and they can even figure out how to put a sentence together. Some babies will say common words like “mama” or “dada” around 5 months of age, though they do not understand what it means. They are simply imitating the sounds they hear around them. By the time a toddler reaches 12 to 18 months, they will say around 20 different words. These words may be confusing for many people that are not around the toddler often. Once they reach 18 months, they will be able to place emphases certain words like “up” when they want to be held.

Toddlers quickly realize that words help them communicate their needs. They will combine their words with gestures to show you what they want. It can be a frustrating time for most toddlers because they are unable to effectively communicate what they need or want to other people. This may lead to temper tantrums and physical outbursts. By the time a toddler hits 24 months, they will be able to understand 200 words, but they normally only use around 50 words. Normally they only use the words that associate with things in their daily life like ‘juice’. Children that are exposed to a lot of words will be able to add a new word to their vocabulary every 90 minutes.

Toddlers understand how to create sentences by saying things like ‘hold me’. They often use the word ‘me’ and tell you what they need or want. After age 2, children start learning how to use three words together in a sentence. They will be able to communicate what they want or don’t want, as well as how they feel and think. Up until 30 months, children will start experimenting with modulation. They will understand when they need to whisper and when it is ok to talk loudly. Toddlers will pick up on pronouns and their vocabulary will expand up to 300 words.

Children around 30 months will understand things that happened in the past and they can repeat those events to their parents. They will tell their parents what they did that day and can use plural words. Toddlers will also be able to respond to simple questions, like “where are your glasses?” Toddlers that echo questions instead of answering them need to see a pediatrician because it is a sign of autism. At age 3, toddlers can complete sentences and they understand how to tell stories and adjust their speech tones. Once a toddler hits age 3, their words become more clear to other people and other adults are able to understand them. They will be able to understand what they are saying and they can even repeat their first and last name.

Toddlers can learn how to talk by listening to their parents. From the time they are born, talk to them, let them know what you are doing. Point to things like the family dog and say the dog’s name. Read books to them and start pointing to the pictures. As your child becomes familiar with books, they will be able to start understanding the pictures, like a picture of a cow and they can relate the word to the picture. Once toddlers start talking, they may talk about everything and it can impossible to get them to be quiet. Encourage your child’s talking skills by paying attention to them. Point to things and say the name when you are talking to them. Try to avoid using baby talk with your child and use complete sentences and routine daily conversation with others. If your toddler still has not said any words by 15 months, you need to contact their pediatrician to see if they are autistic.

Toddler milestone: Socialization

Toddlers learn socialization through watching their parents interact with others. Toddlers learn how to interact with others through the encouragement of their parents. For the first 2 years of life, a child is completely dependant upon their parents. Their parents are their friends and they turn to them when they are ready to develop their socialization skills.

Most toddlers enjoy spending time with other people during their first year of life, but they generally prefer to be with their parents over other people. Once they reach around 12 to 18 months, they are interested in the world around them and they want to discover everything. This also means they want to become social with other people besides their parents. They like to see reactions from other people besides their parents. Toddlers feel comfortable socializing with others when their parents are around, but it can be hard for them if their parents leave. Separation anxiety usually starts around 6 months and it can last until age 3.

Toddlers like being around other children their age, but they have difficulty learning how to share. They also tend to lash out at other toddlers with physical violence like hitting and biting. Normally they react this way because they are unable to communicate what is frustrating them. Once the child learns how to express their needs, they stop biting and hitting, although they may continue this behavior until age 3. If your child seems unusually violent, you need to speak with their pediatrician.

Once a toddler reaches 24 months, they want to be around other children their age. Toddlers learn how to socialize with other children, but they still have troubles sharing with their friends. Toddlers cannot comprehend the future, so they are only thinking of the present, which is why it is hard to share. Taking turns does not make sense to them, especially if they really want to play with a toy that their friend has. Toddlers can also have problems communicating with adults, especially adults that they do not see a lot. Unfamiliar faces tend to make them shy and they often bury their faces in their parent’s legs or arms. Some toddlers run away from people and hide in familiar places, like their bedroom. The more you expose your toddler to other people, the easier it will be for them to become comfortable around them.

Normally toddlers become more selfish between the ages of 2 and 3. They do not understand that other people have feelings and they assume everyone will feel how they feel. It is important to keep your child around other toddlers at this age so that they begin to understand how to share. Toddlers will demonstrate socialization at this age by playing with the same friends or mentioning them when they are at home. They will be able to recognize people in photographs. Toddlers will also start to learn manners like saying ‘please’ and ‘thank-you’.

It is normal for toddlers to develop imaginary friends around 36 months. Imaginary friends help children understand how to form attachments to other people besides their family members. They start to understand the behaviors of other people and they identify that other people have feelings. They will understand when people are sad or hurt. They are learning how to develop these skills so it doesn’t always mean they will demonstrate empathy at appropriate times. Toddlers learn from example, so pay close attention to your manners to them and others.

Once toddlers reach age 3, they start demonstrating more independence and become more reasonable and confident. They normally stop throwing temper tantrums and they start becoming more curious to understand why things work. Toddlers at age 3 will develop good friendships with other children and they will look forward to being social with other toddlers and adults.

Toddler milestone: Self-control

Over time, toddlers begin to develop new skills like self-control. Children under the age of one normally do not have self-control, and they should not be expected to have self-control. Self-control can come at various stages for children. It may take longer for some children to understand it and begin practicing it. Here is a brief guideline to toddler self-control:

12 to 18 months – During this stage, toddlers will begin to listen to their parents. They will try to understand what their parents are saying and will obey simple requests. Depending upon how the child feels, they may or may not listen to their parents. They will understand what they parents want them to do, but it is up to them to follow their parent’s wishes. Toddlers in this stage may do things, even if they know it is bothering their parents. The best advice for parents during this stage is to take a deep breath and calm down. You will need to have a lot of patience during this time, as the toddler is learning new things.

19 to 24 months – This stage is when parents often encounter the “terrible two’s”. A child will have a hard time resisting temptation, but it definitely improves during this stage of development. Toddlers will understand the wishes of their parents and they normally follow their instructions. Toddler’s self-control is in its early stages and they will make slip-ups once and awhile. Children will have temper tantrums during this stage when they are interrupted from doing something they like. It is much easier to give your child a warning before interrupting them, or give them a specific time frame in their terms. For example, if you need to leave the house by 1:00, let your toddler know you need to leave after one episode of their favorite television show. They do not have a clear sense of real time, but it helps to warn them about things before they happen so they do not become upset. Children are also learning how to share in this stage and they tend to have lots of fights over sharing. They can quickly turn from nice to a terror that is biting, kicking, and screaming. Toddlers during this stage unusually lash out physically until they are able to learn how to comprehend what is truly bothering them. They quickly become frustrated and become torn between their impulses and their parent’s rules.

25 to 30 months – These 5 months are very exciting for toddlers because they are understanding how to put complete sentences together. They begin exercising more self-control and become more assertive with their actions. They will repeat things they are told and they want to act more grown up. Praise their behavior with positive re-enforcement when they do things like cleaning up their toys. Distract their disruptive behavior with other things that make them feel grown up. Toddlers are learning to control their impulse behaviors because they are developing a conscience.

31 to 36 months – Self-control during this stage is teaching them how to be patient. They will learn how to wait for things like their turn on the carousel. They understand that they will get a turn to do something in the future, but they can still become impatient at times. Toddlers will understand other people’s feelings and they will take that into account before they react to certain situations.

Keep in mind that every toddler develops differently. Some toddlers may be developing skills much faster than others. As long as you notice steady improvement in your toddler over time, your toddler is developing normally. Children that are overly aggressive toward others need to be controlled and you will need to take them to a doctor to help understand what is bothering them. Children learn by example, if you want your child to share; you need to practice this character trait with them and other people.

Food Safety

Knowing what and how much to feed a child can seem like a guessing game, especially since every child is different.  Also, it seems that from the time a baby is born what they need to eat changes so quickly it can be hard to keep up.  Feeding a baby solid foods too early could be dangerous, while holding off on solids for too long could slow the baby’s development.  However, feeding a baby from the time it is born until it is a toddler can be a safe and seamless process with a little back ground information.  Here are some food safety practices for infants and toddlers.

Temperature

From the moment a baby is brought home until it no longer takes a bottle, parents should be careful about how hot formula and pumped breast milk is when it is given to the baby.  If a bottle is too hot, then it could burn the sensitive baby’s mouth, tongue, and even the throat.  One safe way to warm a bottle is to place it in a cup of hot water straight from the tap.  This way it will be difficult to overheat the bottle.  Another way to make sure the bottle is not too hot is to sprinkle some of the contents on the underside of the parent’s wrist.  This part of the arm is more sensitive and will be able to determine if something is too hot for the baby.

Introducing Solid Food

Babies will likely stick to breast milk or formula for the first few months of their lives.  However, soon it will be time to introduce solid foods.  There is no set time to introduce solid foods.  The range is generally between four and six months old, but some doctors prefer parents wait until the latter part of that range to start feeding a baby solids.  This is because the baby will be more developed and better able to handle new foods.  Babies will show they are ready for solid foods by steadily sitting with their head up, showing interest in what mom and dad are eating, and being hungry despite regular feedings from a bottle.

Parents should start with single grain cereal, for example oatmeal or rice cereal.  The baby will probably only eat a tablespoon or so of food at first.  Once the baby as learned to swallow the cereal and starts to want more, parents may consider introducing new foods such as vegetables and fruits.  These should be introduced one at a time.  This way parents can monitor for food allergies.  However, if a child is introduces to two or three different types of food in one day, it will be impossible to determine which caused a food allergy if one arises.

Feeding a Toddler

Toddlers will want to start eating food like their parents.  This can proof dangerous because they may not have quiet mastered the art of chewing their food properly.  To avoid choking hazards, parents should cut up foods to a smaller size for their kids.  Also, parents should avoid feeding toddlers foods that are hard to chew such as tough meat.

Also, because toddlers have small stomachs, parents will need to be sure to feed them nutrient rich foods in order to help their children get all of the nutrients they need even though they are only eating a little.  Finding foods filled with iron and other nutrients will ensure a healthy toddler.  Also, for children no longer breastfeeding or bottle feeding, parents should only give them whole milk to ensure they get enough fat for their brain development.

Feeding problems and solutions

When a baby is first born, the doctors will give the parents general information regarding feeding.  Depending on the hospital, there may even be a lactation specialist that will come and teach new moms how to breast feed their child.  The problem with general information is that children often have unique eating problems that may need more specific solutions.  Below are a few feeding problems parents may encounter with their children along with some possible solutions.

Breast Feeding

Most doctors and specialists will say that breast feeding is the best way to feed a child.  Some may even tell mothers that it is the only way to feed a child.  Unfortunately, not every mother is able to only breast feed their baby or breast feed their baby at all.  Mothers may find that their milk has not dropped yet, that the baby will not latch on to the nipple, or even that the baby is not getting enough milk from mom.  Fortunately, there are solutions for each of these problems.

The lactation specialist or even a nurse on staff will be able to coach mom to help the baby learn to latch on to her nipple.  It may take some patience before the baby gets the hang of it, but eventually the baby will learn how to drink from mom.  If mom’s milk has not dropped yet, the nurse can rig a syringe with a small straw that is places near the mom’s nipple.  When the baby sucks on the nipple, it will get formula from the straw.  Once mom’s milk has dropped, the straw can be removed.  For mothers who do not produce enough milk to fill their child, it is ok to substitute formula.  Always breast feed first so that the baby will get what breast milk it can, then switch in a bottle to fill up the baby.

Food Allergies

Some children develop food allergies or, slightly less severe, discomfort or gas from formula.  Food allergies are most common once solids have been introduced, but gas and discomfort may result from formula.  In some cases, the baby may be lactose intolerant and will not be able to have normal formula.

The best way to detect which solid food a baby is allergic to is to introduce one food at a time.  For example, try a certain food for a few days.  If the baby does not develop a reaction to that food, then introduce a new food.  If the baby ever has a reaction, then the parents will know it was from the food most recently introduced.  For babies that have discomfort or gas from formula, parents may try a different brand of formula.  Also, each major formula company sells a variety of types of formula.  Some are specifically designed to be gentle on baby’s stomach.  For children that are lactose intolerant, parents may consider trying formula made of soy as a possible solution.

Dislike Food Taste

As the baby begins to try new types of solid food, parents may find that the baby does not like the taste of some of the food.  This is not an uncommon problem.  Nevertheless, these foods are important to the baby’s health and development.

One thing parents must do, despite the difficulty, is to continue to introduce the food to the baby.  At first this may seem illogical, especially if the baby really doesn’t like a certain food.  However, in most cases parents will find that the baby will learn to like certain foods if they are given multiple opportunities to try them.

Television and raising children

Television can be considered at great invention as well as a huge waste of time. Since television is now such a large part of many people’s lives, it is very important for parents to decide how much of an influence TV will have on their children’s lives. This article discusses television and raising children.

Children can learn from television

It is both good and bad that children can learn from watching TV. There are many good things that children can learn from certain television shows. Kids can learn skills about reading, learning the alphabet, learning how to count, and learning math. They can also learn lessons about sharing, helping, cooperating, and having good manners. Some television programs teach children about different places and different people, and kids are exposed a lot of different things. Many parents are happy to let their children learn such things from good television programs.

But while some things that are learned on TV may be good, other things might not be as good. Children may learn about sex, violence, and even gender roles can be learned from TV programs. This can be frustrating to parents since they may not always agree with what their children are learning from TV.

What can television affect?

Television view can affect a lot in a growing child. It can adversely affect their weight, their grades, their behavior, sleep, it can take away time from reading, playing outside, participating in music, art, or sports, and it can even stop a family from eating dinner together.

Television and violence

There have been many studies done to try to find out if there is a link between violent children and TV. The results of these studies have varied, but it does seem that television is one cause of aggression in children.

What parents need to do

Parents are their child’s teacher and should teach their child to be media savvy. They can teach their children what is real and what is pretend on television, as well as what they should and shouldn’t watch on TV.

Parents need to set limits concerning their children’s TV watching. The limit will be different from family to family and may even vary depending on the age of the child. There are many more important things that children need to do besides watch television. Parents should make sure to help their children get enough exercise, complete their homework, and interact with friends. Television should not replace these activities on a daily basis.

The television should be turned off during mealtimes. Mealtimes are a great opportunity for parents to talk, listen, and teach their children. If the television is on none of the important things can happen during mealtime.

Parents should not use TV as a punishment or as a reward when raising their children. Using TV as a punishment or reward gives the television way too much value. Also, parents shouldn’t use the television as their baby-sitter or as a distraction. Kids can help with things around the house, read, or play if they are finished with their homework, etc.

Parents should also know what their children are watching on TV. Parents should decide what programs are suitable for their child’s age and even for their personality. It is also important that parents stick to the rules.

Parents may want to watch TV with their kids. If, for example, a television program that a parent and child are watching together becomes violent or inappropriate, a parent can talk about it with their child. This way the child is able to learn about it from their parent and not just the TV.

Raising children to think for themselves

It is important for parents to raise children who can think for themselves. Children become adults, and they cannot always rely on their parents for decision making and if children are not raised to think for themselves, they will be tossed around by many outside sources such as the media, consumerism, etc. This article will discuss ways to help parents raise their children to think for themselves.

Teach children

Children will not always have their parents around to help them make good decisions. Therefore, it is very important that parents teach their children to think for themselves. One of the best ways for parents to teach their children to think for themselves is by being an example of thinking for themselves. Parents should be strong and stand up for ideas and be a good model for their children of self-expression.

Kids love to learn

Kids love to learn about everything. And play is one of the best ways the younger children learn. Parents should allow their younger children to play a lot so that they are given time to explore the world around them and learn new things. Parent can also encourage their older children to learn. The most children learn, the more they will be able to understand how the world works and this will encourage and help them to think for themselves.

Self-confidence

When a child has self-confidence, he or she will be better able to think for themselves. A confident child is not as worried about what other people think, and he or she does not let their fears control them.  Self-confidence can help a child to think for themselves.

A parent can help their child develop self-confidence by providing their child with positive feed back, by helping their child accomplish tasks, giving praise and sincere compliments, and helping a child withstand the downs of life.

Give them a chance

Parents need to give their children chances to think for themselves. They should be able to make choices. Parents can give their children opportunities to make decisions about things. For example, a parent can ask their child what they would like for dinner or for a snack. Sometimes what the child chooses may not be the response the adult was looking for, but sometimes it will be. These opportunities can also be a good time to teach a child as well.

As a child gets older, they are not always able to be controlled and sometimes they are going to make mistakes when they make choices. But if a child is able to use their own judgment and solve problems, they will be able to learn from their mistakes.

Learning about consequences

Children need to understand that there are consequences to every action. Some consequences are good and some consequences are bad. When children understand this, they will be better able to make their own decisions.

Consistency

It is important for parents to be consistent. Being consistent with rules, punishments, and rewards can help a child know what is expected of him or her. This can be a great help to parents who want to raise children who can think for themselves.

Discourage copying

Some children feel like they need to do what their friends are doing so that their friends won’t leave them. Parents need to explain that the majority of the time good friends will not leave them when they choose something different than their friends do. Parents can help children understand that being different than their friends makes life more interesting and fun.

Parents can also prepare their children for the possibility of their friend leaving. But parents can let their children know that it is ok, and that if their friend chooses to leave because the child chose to do something else and doesn’t respect their opinion, then that friend isn’t worth having.

Good and bad fat basics for raising healthy children

In a country concerned about their weight, we hear a lot about fat. It is true that there are a lot of overweight people in America and more and more kids are becoming obese. It is important that parents learn about fat so that they can raise healthy children. This article will discuss good and bad fats basics so that parents can raise healthy children.

Good fats and what they do

When people usually hear about fats, they hear a lot of bad things. But there are actually both good and bad fats. Good fat is also known as unsaturated fat and it comes in two different forms. The two forms of good fat are polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat. There are two different kinds of polyunsaturated fat. Omega-3 and Omega-6 are polyunsaturated fats and are usually referred to as essential fatty acids.

Unsaturated fats come from vegetable and oil sources. These fats are usually liquid at room temperature. Healthy fats help people’s bodies produce good cholesterol.

Monounsaturated fats work in a body to lower cholesterol. Polyunsaturated fat does the same things as Monounsaturated fat, but it may actually do it even better.

Omega-3 fatty acids work to strengthen a person’s immune system, helps to develop a baby’s eyes and brain during the first six months when the baby is developing in the womb, can help protect a person against heart disease, and may even help with pair relief. Omega-6 fatty acids help to protect a person’s body against heart disease.

Bad fats and what they do

There are two types of bad fats, saturated fat and trans fat. These fats are bad because they increase bad cholesterol in a person’s body and they might even reduce the good cholesterol in the body. Bad cholesterol in a person’s blood stream will clog arteries and will usually increase a person’s risk for having heart disease.

Saturated fat is mostly found in animal products. If saturated fat is at room temperature it is usually solid. Saturated fat is a big contributor to a person’s increased blood cholesterol levels. Because saturated fat increases cholesterol in a person’s blood, a diet high in saturated fat can increase a person’s risk for heart disease.

Trans fats are also known as trans fatty acids. They are actually a kind of unsaturated fat and are found in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. Trans fats are man-made and research has found a link between trans fatty acids and obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

Foods that contain healthy fat

Polyunsaturated fats are found in fish such as tuna and salmon. Monounsaturated fats are found in avocados, in lean meat, in seeds and nuts, and in olive and canola oils.

There are also many sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. For example, nuts, flaxseed, soy, tuna, mackerel, salmon, green leafy vegetables, walnuts, and legumes all contain Omega-3 fatty acids. People can get Omega-6 fatty acids from sunflower and canola oil and from soy.

Foods that contain bad fat

Saturated fat is found in most animal products such as meat. Different kinds of meats have different amounts of saturated fats. Saturated fat can also be found in coconut and palm oil and in dairy products.

Trans fats are found in processed food. Many types of ready-made meals, chips, energy bars, processed dairy products, cakes, and biscuits may all have trans fats. Margarine and shortening also contain trans fats.

What should parents do

To raise healthy children, parents should make sure that their kids do not eat very many processed foods since they contain trans fat. Kids should snack on seeds and nuts instead of chips, cakes, and cookies. Parents should also feed their children lean meat such as fish and chicken. Lean meats have less saturated fat and will contain monounsaturated fats and Omega-3 fatty acids which are healthier and essential for healthy children.

Food and recipes young children will love

Just about every parent has experienced their child being picky at meal time. It seems like there are just certain foods that children enjoy eating and some foods that they will not even touch. Despite their picky palates, children do need to eat healthy foods. This can be a hard job for parents. But there is help! This article talks about foods and recipes that young children will love.

What foods do kids like?

Kids like to eat finger foods! They love to eat with their fingers, so anything they can pick up and eat without utensils is usually a great choice of food for a child. Parents can cut up food, which are regularly bigger, and make them a great size for kids to eat with their fingers.

They also like to dip their food. So when offering vegetables (such as baby carrots and celery sticks) with a low-fat dip, or fruit (such as apple or orange slices) with yogurt to dip in, etc., can help kids eat their vegetables and fruits. Also, kids like fun shapes and different colors. Parents can use cookie cutter to cut up sandwiches or mix applesauce or eggs with food coloring to make them more appealing to their child.

Taste, texture, and color

The taste, texture, and color of foods are a big deal to children. Some kids do not like foods that are slimy, some do not like foods that are green, and some kids do not like certain foods touching each other. Parents need to pay attention to these things and come up with creative ways to get their children to eat the foods. Sometimes it can be as easy as putting the foods on separate plates so that they have not chance of touching each other! Feeding kids different foods is all about trial and error.

Recipes young children like

Veggie Pizza

Kids love pizza and a great way for kids to eat their vegetables is by making a veggie pizza. To make a veggie pizza a person will need a prepared pizza crust, pizza sauce, a variety of their family’s favorite chopped and/or sliced vegetables, and two cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.

The crust needs to be put on a pizza pan and then topped with the sauce, cheese, and the vegetables. Then the pizza should be baked at 425 degrees for around 10 to 12 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. If a person would like a crispier crust they should first bake the crust for about six to eight minutes before putting the sauce and toppings on it. This recipe makes about six to eight servings.

Breakfast Burrito

Sometimes kids have a lot of fun having breakfast for dinner. A breakfast burrito is a great change compared to the usual cold cereal or pancakes. To make a breakfast burrito a person just needs a flour or corn tortilla, scrambled eggs, refried beans, cheese, and tomato, and chopped green pepper. It is important that a parent adds the vegetables to the burrito that their children will eat.

First they need to heat the refried beans and scramble the eggs. They can put the vegetables in with their scrambled egg if they would like. Then they should add the eggs, cheese, and refried beans to their tortilla and roll it up. Some people like to add salsa to their breakfast burrito as well.

Chicken nuggets

Most children love chicken nuggets. It is a healthier option for children to eat homemade chicken nuggets compared to the prepackaged ones. For a person to make their own chicken nuggets all they need are two chicken breasts that are boneless and skinless, one large egg, two tablespoons of warm water, three tablespoons of vegetable oil, onion salt, pepper and salt, and bread crumbs.

The chicken needs to be cut into strips, about three inch strips should work. Then the person should mix the egg, warm water, the oil, the onion salt (to taste), and the pepper and salt in a bowl. Then they should put the bread crumbs in a separate bowl. The chicken strips need to be dipped into the bowl with the liquid mixture and then dipped in the bowl with the bread crumbs until they are evenly coated. The chicken should then be refrigerated for a couple of hours and then baked at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.