HANS helps you to deal with your LITTLE MISS PICKY
Dealing with a fussy eater can be hard Hans helps you to use these easy handy tips and tricks to ensure your little munchkin is munching on right things
Dealing with a fussy eater can be hard. Hans helps you to use these easy handy tips and tricks to ensure your little munchkin is munching on right things
From running a home to acting their careers, there’s nothing women can’t manage. But if there’s one thing that drives a mother to her wits end, it’s dealing with a picky eater. Hans advices parents not to worry at all. As long as the child is not falling ill and sticking to their growth chart, it’s fine. While kids get less picky as they grow up, dealing with a tiny tot who refuses to eat the right things can be hard. But before you give up or give into their demands, read this handy guide to ensure your child is getting the right nutrients.
MASTER CHEF JUNIOR
The best way to get your kids to eat is to take them grocery shopping, and let them pick their favourite vegetables and fruits. Enlist their help in planning the menu and ask them to help you out in the kitchen with easier processes like washing vegetables. Their involvement is likely to make them taste the dishes they helped you prepare.
TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE
Children usually imitate their parents. So if they see you eating certain foods, they just might follow. The family is a child’s role model. Children associate right and wrong with what they see their parents doing. So, when parents eat the right foods, kids also consider it the right thing to eat.
TAKE IT SLOW
Forcing something down your kids throat won’t help. So, instead of asking them to finish it all, just appreciate their effort to eat even a little, and offer them something else instead. It might take some time for kids to develop a taste or liking for a particular food. Instead, look for means and ways to mash the food before offering it your child. Also, educating them about the benefits of the good they are eating might help them stomach it better.
GIVE IN SOMETIMES
Every time your child throws a tantrum and you rush to the kitchen to prepare their favourite dishes, you are enabling their habit of choosing what to eat. Begin healthier eating habits by saying no gently, at least more often than not. An indulgence once in a while is fine. It’s also important to ensure your child is physically active to maintain a balance between calorie intake and outtake.