It’s a well-known fact that toddlers are exceedingly fussy eaters; it can be rather difficult to get your little one to eat what you have put in front of them. If you are struggling with your little one’s eating habits, don’t panic because you’re not alone – believe it or not, a lot of parents find it difficult to get their little ones to eat what has been put in front of them.
The good news is that while it can be tricky to get little ones to eat what you’ve given them, there are lots of handy hacks that you can utilise to make mealtimes a little easier and less stressful. It’s also worth bearing in mind that the ‘picky eating’ phrase won’t last forever – it seems to be something that most kids go through at one point or another.
To make mealtimes with your toddler a little easier below is a guide to a few things that you can try.
Let them lead the way
One of the best steps that you can take when it comes to toddler nutrition is to let them lead the way when it comes to what they eat. How can you do this? Simply layout a small spread of food, and allow your little one to lead the way and pick what they eat. By allowing your child to choose what they eat, you will find that mealtimes – and actually getting them to eat – become far easier and more enjoyable. Good items to offer include chopped up fresh fruit and raw vegetables, homemade dips – both sweet and savoury, crackers, chunks of cheese, and pieces of bread.
Buy them tools that are fun
When it comes to making mealtimes more enjoyable, the more fun and exciting you can make things, the better. That’s why it can be a good idea to look into buying your little one eating tools that create a sense of fun. You can find a wide range of exciting children’s eating items online, such as themed bamboo dinnerware, for instance – you can find out more about bamboo dinnerware by taking the time to have a browse online.
Make food exciting
It’s also important to find simple ways to make food a little bit more exciting; this is especially true for unpopular foods such as vegetables, for instance. A simple but highly effective way to do that is to allow your little ones to be part of the cooking process. If you can get your little ones involved in the making and cooking of food, you will find that they are more inclined to eat it, as they have got involved in making it. A good food to start with is pizza; homemade pizza is simple to make and it’s sure to excite your little one.
There you have it, a few simple tips and ideas to help make feeding your toddler that little bit simpler and easier, not to mention more enjoyable for you and your little one.
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