Your Child's Eating Habits

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Speak to any mom of a toddler and she would tell you that she is a victim of the monster problem of her kid not eating food properly. Singing, playing cajoling? nothing help. It only results in calories burnt by the poor mother and an ever more agitated child.

If you too are one who identifies with the problem, then try these methods to make your toddler eat. You will sure notice a change soon!

* Find out how his taste buds react. If he likes sweet then make his     necessary nutritional intake complete by making two three different varieties of sweet tasting dishes that balance out the requirement.

* Add flavor to milk. If he likes carrots then boil some carrots in the milk. Make shakes of different fruits like apple, banana, mango or other milk dishes.

* Do not think that he is a kid and should eat whatever you give to him. Remember he has taste buds too and thus his own preferences. Sometimes, make him food of his choice too.

* Make him a part of family dinner. Let him sit with everybody and have his food. He will enjoy it more, feel important and eat like a responsible adult rather than throwing tantrums.

* Since an early age, let him taste a variety of foods so that he is open to any new taste.

* Before introducing him to junk food like chips and toffees, introduce him to healthy food and let things like roasted snacks, dry fruits etc be a part of his munchables.

* Make him rotis/breads in different shapes like birds, flowers, cats, his favorite fruit etc.

* Make colored rice by adding food colors. Put it in moulds of flower, stars, and other shapes and other shapes and then into your kids plate.

* Do not force large quantities on him. Give him small quantities and in a creative manner.

Try these simple things and he is sure going to love food and crave for more!

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