Handling eating drama with kids
Eating is sometimes a problem for babies and kids and there is nothing as frustrating if a child is not eating well or you are trying to feed the child and the mouth is closed shut.
Dont we rather want to have a eating messy baby or child than the one that you will be struggling to feed.
I will rather have a messy eater that eat wells.
So if you have a child thats not eating well there could be a lot of reasons:
- Identify if the child doesnt like the food or not. Sometimes kids just dislike a particular food after a while for no reasons. So you can garnish the food with something new and different or have a change by introducing something new. Its also possible that if a child eats same food for so long he or she may just need a change of menu.
- Always taste food before giving your child. Something may be wrong with the taste or maybe too hot or cold.
- Develop an eating routine with your child, siting chair/position, favorite bib, eating plate, cups etc.