Expert Tips: Justine, suggests to prevent fussy eaters, avoid hidden vegetables in their meals. Children will learn to like new foods through exposure.
With this generation of children arguably the pickiest eaters in history, most parents know that feeding kids is no easy task. Here are some expert suggestions to make that task easier.
It’s never too early to introduce your kids to the kitchen. In fact, taking the time to involve them in food prep may just be what you need to encourage healthy eating habits!
Fussy eating is a normal part of a toddler’s development between the ages of 18 months and 3 years, but sometimes it can result in food refusal or persist for a long time. Jan Jones provides information about how you can tackle fussy eating and what you shouldn’t do. (Information relates to both general fussy eaters, as well as more specific information for children who are on the autism spectrum)
Q&A: My daughter is 18 months old and for just over a week now she has barely eaten any food. I constantly offer food but she shakes her head and says no even to her favourite meals. She still drinks her bottles with no problem. Any tips? She is cutting 2 big teeth to her bottom gums.
Q&A: My son (nearly 7 months) started solids early so hes been eating pretty well, all home cooked foods etc, but he was pretty sick for a couple of weeks and now he will only eat tinned food, i hate that stuff and would love it he would eat the food i cook for him but everytime i try he just shakes his head and goes crazy. Ive tried mixing it but he seems to know.