It is important that your toddler should get all the necessary vitamins, nutrients and minerals he is required. It is ok if your toddler feels fussy, it is completely normal while growing up. It is obvious that your toddler will have different moods as the days pass. And their eating habits as well can be different and various every day. So definitely, you are going to face challenges every day for sure. Here are some of the best tips that will help your toddler to get the eating habits perfect for a lifetime.
Encouraging your toddler to be a good eater:
You must be calm especially when your toddler is eating knowing the fact that most of the food is wasting on the floor. Mealtime must be a positive an no conflict period in order to teach your child good eating habits.
You must offer nutritional food always to your toddler, without thinking of how much he eats. It is important that how much nutrients he eats throughout the week rather than thinking of how much he eats at every meal time. It is normal that toddlers will eat enough at every mealtime, and it is for sure that they are not going to starve anyway.
You should not forget to consider a daytime nap while making confirming toddler’s mealtimes every day. It is ok if you are going to offer three meals and two small snake times with added nutrients with the drinks with every meal without fail. You can give milk, water, diluted juice, etc.
Good snacks ideas are:
- Small sandwich
- Cheese cubes
- Fruit and milk smoothies
- Halved cherry tomatoes
- A cup of milk with a pancake
- A fruit and milk smoothie
- Vegetable and breadsticks with hummus
You should not offer a meal to the toddler just before a naptime, as it is possible that he may feel tired to have it. Instead, try to give him milk or tiny snack. Give a meal when he wakes up. Mostly when your little one have mealtime, they eat in their own way. Bibiluv gives you the ease to use placemats so that your baby can enjoy the mealtime.
Snacks should work as filler between every meal time. As a result, he will restore the energy every time to explore, learn and play.
You can make a family meal time to have fun and interesting. You must offer every taste in food. That encourages your child to eat several types of food, which will help him to get all the required nutrients to his body. You can offer a sweet taste once he finishes his savory course.
Healthy and sweet courses:
- Rice pudding with sweet pears
- Yogurt with fruit salad
- Apple crumble, custard without much sugar
You must accompany your toddler at every meal time. You may find it difficult if you are working and a toddler has every meal at his nursery. But still you are an ideal person for him, so try to spend as much as meal time with him. Try to eat as much as the healthy food you can have because your toddler sees you eating it and he may wish to have it a try himself.
Your family mealtime must be happy going and positive, strictly turn off the television and clear all the toys just to concentrate on eating and chatting with each other.
You must enjoy your own food while praising it, in the same way; your toddler will do the same thing as you do. By focusing on your toddler’s meals, you will come to know about his likings and taste.
You must consider your toddler’s demands as well, but avoid making a whole different meal for him. You must offer the food which is going to be taken by everyone but at the same time make sure that a meal has at least one thing which he likes the most. Your toddler is going to have different likings over food, so keep offering him different textures and flavors.