Advice on coping with trying toddler behaviour
This is a normal stage of development, working out her likes and dislikes and what tempts her palate. However, it can still be a worry, especially if your child’s turning her nose up at what seems like everything you put in front of her.
“Sometimes it’s just a case of fluctuations in appetites, or your toddler just getting bored of a meal if you’ve given her a certain food too often,” says Gill. “A good trick is to tell your toddler a little white lie about the food, like cutting sweet potato into strips and saying its chips like she had the other day.”
Always eat the same foods as your toddler if you can, as this way she can see you tucking in and enjoying the meal. “Get your toddler involved in the food you’re cooking and serving too,” says Judy. “Take her shopping, let her pick out items and talk to her about where the food came from and how you’re cooking it to keep her interested.”
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