Articles: Fussy Eaters
our once wonderful little eater suddenly become fussy? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Picky eaters, especially toddlers, typically resume normal eating habits in no time at all.
When introducing new foods do not make a big deal out of it – don’t even mention
to them that there is a new food on the plate. If your child says “I don’t like that” then ignore the comment and go about your business. As soon as you react – he has what he wanted most- your attention.
Too much attention on food will often cause a food war, one you will lose, since you can’t force your child to eat! The more you try to get your toddler to eat, the more he will fight you on it.
Relax and never stop introducing foods to your kids at any age – what they don’t like today they will most probably like next week.
Refrain from giving too much attention to them and try cooking the food in different ways to make it more palatable.
You do not have to hide the veggies in order to have your child accept them and eat them – it may be as simple as not mentioning that they are on the plate.
Stop stressing over just how much food has been eaten and how much has been thrown across the floor. Learn how to reinforce positive behaviour and cope with those unwanted shenanigans at the table.
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