Your child does not eat set portions like you do. Once your toddler gets used to the amount and texture, slowly move to thicker mashed foods and increase food portions. Trust your child to decide how much to eat according to their appetite. Don’t force them to finish everything on the plate if they do not wish to. Be patient. Feeding your little one takes time.
2Feed Regularly To Encourage Appetite
If you want to make sure your child finishes his/her food, start their meal at regular times every day. Feed your child 3 meals and 1 to 2 snacks (milk, yoghurt or cheese) a day.
Space their meals 2 to 3 hours apart. Not only does this encourage your child’s appetite, it also allows development of healthy eating appetite before each meal. Make sure you limit mealtimes to 20 to 30 minutes even if your child only eats little to nothing.
If your child refuses a meal, consider to feed him/her complete nutritional milk supplement to support his/her daily nutritional needs for optimal growth.
3Introduce New Foods Frequently
It’s a tough job getting your child to try new foods. You may have seen them putting tiny bits of into their mouth and taking them out again. That’s normal! They’re probably intrigued by the texture, smell, or colour of the food. They are curious beings. Give them a bite-sized amount to munch on and gradually increase the amount as they get used to it. Remember, one type of food at a time. If they refuse to try a particular food, try again another day.
4An Enjoyable Family Mealtime Without Distractions
Remove distractions – toys, books, and electronic gadgets. Let your child focus on eating their meal. Encourage your child to sit at the table throughout family mealtimes. Not only will your child sweep their plate clean, you will also experience family bonding moments.
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