One of the main conditions for a baby’s good appetite is a regimen. You do not need to feed the child strictly according to the stopwatch, but there must be a certain order.
If the little one chose his feeding hours, support this schedule further. Does your baby prefer to eat a few times a day? Well, he has every right to do so.
If the baby is difficult to master the ration at one time, divide the “meal” into parts, early and late (for example, the first and second breakfast).
No wonder that babies who are accustomed to the sweet taste of mother’s milk, it is not easy to fall in love with vegetable puree. The same applies to older children who have to get acquainted with products that are unusual for them.
Do not rush to innovations: an unfamiliar dish is better to give the child 1 time per day, little by little, starting with a teaspoon.
Do not be annoyed if something goes wrong the way you want – your mood is immediately transferred to the baby, who, and so without much enthusiasm, starts eating. Appetite is closely related to the state of the nervous system, and this is important to consider.
For example, an excitable child can distract any event from food, so you should not, for example, have a dinner right before the promised walk, when the baby is already mentally in the sandbox.
Nutritionists do not get tired to repeat to parents: you can not force the child to eat. It is better to try something to interest the crumbs: a bright tablecloth, colored dishes or outlandish decoration of dishes.
Rituals are important for children – try to extend them to the feeding process: for example, make it a rule to set the table with the baby.
It is a little imagination – and the child will eat vegetable puree unloved by him, even without suspecting deception. “Disguise” – the most peaceful solution to the problem. Kid crooked at the sight of buckwheat? He might like porridge with pumpkin or quince.
Doesn’t want zucchini? Add carrots and apples to puree.
If, in spite of all the tricks, the crumb refuses the unloved dish, try to find a “foe” similar replacement.
It seems to you that the crumb is undernourished? Write down what and how much he eats during the day, and with your pediatrician, analyze the list. “Malozhezhki” often face not a shortage of calories, and excesses in the diet.
Trying to feed the child with at least something, parents are too addicted to individual products, and this sometimes leads to problems – for example, dysbacteriosis.
Most children go through a period of so-called neophobia: everything new – in taste and in appearance – frightens them. To solve the problem, involve the crumb in the culinary process.
Take it with you to the store and let yourself choose the vegetables, and after cooking, ask to help you decorate it beautifully.