Your Toddler: The Fussy Eater

Fussy eating usually begins in young children between 1-2 years. He always refuses any food you give him! Toddlers are at the stage where they constantly want to play and aren't interested in eating lots of healthy foods. Having a fussy eater can be frustrating to manage but we've got some tips on how you can banish the bad eating habits.

 

How to stop your toddler being a fussy eater:

  1. Try serving food in small portions
    Remember, your toddler has a small stomach so don't give him a large plate full of food!
  2. Variety of food
    Try to make your meals different each day and give your toddler the choice. He'll be much more interested if he gets to choose.
  3. Serve with interest
    Make the food look appetizing! Add lots of colour and interesting shapes.
  4. Don't lose your temper
    Although it's very frustrating when your toddler is a fussy eater, try not to get angry at them. You'll find you get a better response if you are calm and patient.
  5. Eat regularly
    Schedule a time to eat regularly, so that your toddler is accustomed to an eating routine.
  6. Give healthy snacks
    Throughout the day offer a selection of healthy snacks, it gets your toddler into a good eating routine early.
  7. Get him involved in preparing
    Ask your toddler to help stir the pot for you or add in the vegetables. He'll think it's a great game and will be much more likely to eat food he thinks he's made himself.
  8. Be Patient
    When your toddler is a fussy eater it's very difficult not to get angry at him, but it can sometimes be a phase that he will grow out of. As he gets older he will be more willing to try a variety of foods, but as long as you don't force him to, he will get there on his own.

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  1. eileen lamptey says:

    please i wish you could be specific on what to feed a six month baby with.i don’t think giving milo, horlicks,oats, weetabix now is a good idea.thank u

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