Answer: You can follow these steps to help your child eat well
Sit and eat with your child.
Show your child what eating healthy is like. You are your child's best role model. They will learn to eat and explore new foods by watching what you do.
Offer new foods many times.
Children often need to see, smell, and touch a food many times before tasting it. Your child may need to taste a food many times before they eat it. Continue to offer new foods and include foods your child has refused in the past.
Give your child enough time to eat.
Young children learn by touching, smelling and looking at foods. Give your child time to learn about the foods you offer. Learning to use a spoon and fork also takes time. Plan time to sit and eat slowly with your child. A mess is also part of learning how to eat.
Try offering the same food in different ways.
Be patient. Keep giving your child foods made in different ways: raw, cooked (steamed, roasted), in stews, soups and sauces. If your child likes vegetables cooked a certain way, give them other vegetables made that same way.
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Answer: Hello! Babies when sick avoid food . Hence check for any cold or cough or teething or any stomach infection. During this time the appetite comes down and as a result babies avoid food. It is a phase don't worry, will soon pass over. However, keep trying, try to encourage the baby in self feeding ,so that the baby grows and interest for the food.
Question: My baby girl is not eating anything for past two days..she is not at all opening her mouth when food is being given..only breast feeding and juices ...what to do? Really worried about her health😢??
Answer: Hello dear
Your Baby will not eat anything in just one time. You have to keep Patience.
Feed him when he is playing one one bite.
Or he is watching cartoon or doing some other activity.
In every 2 hour feed youe baby something healthy.
If it takes half an hour to feed your baby then its just ok that his tummy should be full.
For example If he likes sweet then make Sweet chapati.
Make things different for him according to his tastes and likes, it will be more exciting for him to eat something new.
First divert his mind in any activities and feed him one one bite.
Question: My baby is not eating food , she dint open her mouth for food , wt to do😔😔
Answer: Most of the parents have this issue,that their babies are not eating enough.but honestly I would like to suggest you that stop worrying much at this stage.your baby is still growing and exploring lot of things around,including food.if your baby is active,healthy then donot worry.if she is little underweight also,donot worry,as long as she is meeting her milestones.intriducing variety of foods little little would encourage baby to taste.try making the meal time fun.sometimes we mothers are so busy in feeding ,that babies great bored.sing rhymes,and make it more fun.offer less food at a time.no matter if the baby has eaten just one spoon in lunch.baby wood eat more in breakfast,so donot stress.force feeding is never recommended.it would.never let baby understand what natural appetite means.and lead to obesity in adulthood.never show TV or mobile while feeding.force feeding would also stress your baby and could backfire by vomiting out.avoif giving junk foods like chips,biscuits,too much milk,chocolates etc.they kill the appetite.give fresh home cooked food.,,,,