Answer: Hello dear, If your toddler loses interest, or seems tired, cranky or unwell, take the food away. Try to give her in a different way like custard, fruit salad, pooding etc. u can use vaggie like cutlet, veg sandwich, fried vegetables rice etc.....Sometimes toddlers want to try new foods if you just keep trying....Make mealtimes a happy, regular and social family occasion – sit together to eat with your toddler whenever possible. Show your toddler how much you enjoy eating the food you’ve prepared. Get your toddler involved in helping to prepare and cook family meals....
Offer new foods when you and your toddler are relaxed and she isn’t too tired or distracted by other things . Set a time limit of about 20 minutes for a meal. If your toddler hasn’t eaten the food, take it away and don’t offer an alternative snack or meal....Offer new foods with foods that your toddler already knows and likes. Keep offering new foods. It can take 10-15 tries for children to accept and enjoy new foods....
If your toddler refuses something, offer it again in a week or so. Let your toddler touch, lick and play with food, and allow for some mess as she learns to eat. Let your toddler feed himself and give him some help if he needs it....
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Question: My baby doesn't eat food properly?
Answer: Hello.. kids usually don't like to eat and they force to have food in regular intervals,you can feed them what they like, but it is essential to keep an eye that she should eating healthy..
Include these foods in her diet which will complete Thier nutritional needs, intake of whole wheat, grains, cereals
Feeding your baby in regular intervals, will make them active throughout the day
Give egg daily, it contains lot of proteins,you can give her in any form in which they likes
For breakfast you can offer,health mix powder as porridge, it is helpful for weight gain
Make a habit of eating nuts, and avoid packed foods, fried items
Milk contains calcium,which is helpful for bone growth, so give twice a day
Include good source of fat like butter,ghee,cheese helps in overall health benefits
If your child din like fruits, you can give smoothie with seasonal fruits.,banana smoothie is best for weight gain
Question: My daughter doesn't eat properly?
Answer: Your baby is just 8 month old.. till one year main source of nutrition is breastfeeding.
So just keep Clam and try offering .
As of now, she will have not more than half cup at one go.
As she is 8 months old you can offer her 3 times a day. One snack and 2 meal.
For meal You can offer what family eats .. what you prepare for your family minus salt and sugar and chilli.
For snacks you can offer homemade snacks and furits boil vegetables .
Don't force feed let her decide what quantity she want to have.
Might be she is teething or she is having block nose.
B happy whatever she have is enough. Just offer 3-4 times breastmilk.
And should should atleast keep 40 mins gap after breastfeeding to offer any food.
Question: My son doesn't chew properly n doesn't wanna eat anything
Answer: Dear mommy,
You could try sitting down with him and chew and enjoy eating your food in front of him.
Keep talking about the food as u eat .
Make dinner times quiet without any gadgets or tv.
If he is old enough involve him in the cooking process and add some of his favourites like ghee or butter while he watches.
He should enjoy meal times very soon.
Question: My younger son doesn't eat food properly
Answer: Hi Dear!
Babies between 1-2 yrs of age usually remains busy in exploring surrounding and learning new things and food goes out of interest, hence babies between 1-2 r extremely fussy abt food and weight gain also is too slow, not to worry, its a phase which will passby soon but please dont force the baby to eat, i know and can understand that how difficult it becomes when your baby rejects food and do not want to have anything.
1)Please try and introduce more variety to his platter, he will start accepting real soon.
2)Eat along include him in family meals
3)Dont force or distract feed
4)Encourage him to self feed.
Try them his interest towards food will increase.
Hope you find this helpful..