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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

picky eater

Do you have a picky eater? If your toddler won’t eat try reducing the amount you’re giving her at one time. It’s normal for toddlers to need only small servings at mealtimes. Also, avoid trying to force your child to finish everything on the plate, because this can make mealtimes stressful. Instead, praise your toddler for trying a spoonful or having a sip of water. At regular times between meals, you can offer your child healthy snacks like fruit or vegetable sticks to keep them going. Try not to worry if your child doesn’t eat very much at times - your child won’t starve. Children are actually very good at self-regulating how much food they need. Instead, try to look at your toddler’s appetite over a week, rather than over a single day ... and if your toddler is healthy and has enough energy to play, learn and explore, he’s probably eating enough. However, if you are still concerned, here is a list of 5 red flags to look for compiled by romper
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