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Besides for textual exclusion through רעהו a non-Jew ought to to be excluded on logical grounds as well: The Trumas Hadeshen writes (ch. 111) that the reason for the enactment of Mishloach Manos was to provide food for the Purim seudah. It is thus reasonable logically that non-Jews were never included as recipients in the enactments.


The Shulchan Aruch allows one to recite a b'rocha on behalf of a child: אורח חיים קסז/יט מי שאינו אוכל אינו יכול לברך ברכת המוציא להוציא האוכלים אבל לקטנים יכול לברך אף על פי שאינו אוכל עמהם כדי לחנכם במצות Orach Chaim 167:19 One who is not eating may not recite "ha-motzi", but if little ones are eating, one can bless even if not eating with them ...

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