Feed your kids a healthy meal prior to trick or treat. Kids will be happier & reduce temptation to devour candy from the first stop.
If child is unwilling to tip up a sip cup try a reusable straw drink container. Small children tend to suck more readily than tip up a cup
Use a cookie cutter to make interesting shaped sandwiches.
Self-feeding can begin at 6mos, as soon as baby can pick up bits of mashed potato or banana, well-cooked thin carrot slices or baby peas.
Have regular family meals. Children need routines. Knowing dinner is served at approximately the same time every night and that the entire family will be sitting down together is comforting, which also enhances appetite, and provides a perfect opportunity for your children to share what’s on their minds.
Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.
Instead of using a fork and knife to cut up toddler food try using a pair of scissors.
Toddlers, who are being introduced to table food & utensils, will make a mess; prepare for it & consider what you use as a floor covering.
Be a food role model by eating a healthy, balanced and varied diet. From: Better Health Channel
Food for the first year is not important nutritionally because they are drinking breastmilk and/or formula. The first year is really just an introduction to food, and letting them get acclimated to eating solids.
Place only a small amount of food in your child’s plate.
It may be good to start with one tablespoon of food for each kind of dish. If he cleans his plate, it will give him a sense of accomplishment. A child can always ask for a second serving, if he wishes to eat more.
Allow your toddler to identify when they have had enough – this teaches them to listen to their body. source
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