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“I will eat but you have to guess first what food is on my head…”
This might be the idea of some toddlers, when you call them for a meal. Moms are usually bothered with toddlers who are picky eaters. At this growing stage of a child, it is a hard task for them to feed pick-eating ones. They exhibit the picky-on-food or mice-like eating habits that requires patience and understanding. Most moms are getting too much trouble in choosing their child’s food. It might be healthy but the toddler won’t even mind it or even just tasting it for once.
As a mom, have you not wondered on what to do every time your child refuses to eat what you have prepared? Here are some tips for you when your toddler rejects or plays the food intended for him.
You can also prepare finger food snacks in order for your toddler to explore more on their eating habits. They are the following:
There are reasons why toddlers become picky eaters. At the age of 2-4, these reasons may be visible. You should be aware of the following:1. Some toddlers do not need much of the food. Children’s appetite varies according to their specific growth period.
2. Refusing to eat is the toddler’s way of expressing independence. As your child is on his developmental milestones, he gains the idea of what he wants to do and where he wants to do it in his own will.
3. Single experience of food fighting with him causes trauma. This will probably give himself an option of not to eat even if beaten.
4. Some toddlers seek for new people and food experiences. With their inquisitive young minds, toddlers want to see new set of food taste, textures and smells.
Being a parent, thinking that handling and feeding a picky eater is a major trouble, will never throw in positive outcome on your child’s developmental stage. Don’t get to rush out on feeding them properly. It is a part of his brain’s daily routine to eat or not to eat. Toddlers never starve on themselves at all.
Your job is to cook and prepare for his meal and feed him by all means of tricks. His job too is to deny his hunger, refuse to eat and perhaps choose for foods which are not on the table. Hopefully, do not make your toddler’s meal time a battleground but a delicate project to be done compassionately.