One of the most common problems mommies is a poor appetite for a child. What only they do not invent, just to make the baby eat.
For this, someone organizes a whole theatrical performance, someone turns on the TV, someone gives toys to the kid, and while he is distracted by them, he tries to shove at least one spoonful with food.
When our turn came to introduce complementary foods, I confess, I was terrified: I was not ready for such sacrifices. And the constant updating of the range of effects on the appetite of the kid frankly scared me. The only hope was that this problem will bypass us. Not bypassed …
A daughter with enthusiasm could eat a maximum of 1-2 teaspoons. It is clear that this number contradicted any norms. Before me the question became acute: how to stuff food into a child? And I honestly answered myself: I do not want! I don’t want to turn food into an effort on my part. I want my daughter to ask for food herself.
These thoughts my friends called utopia. Perhaps, but I decided not to retreat. So, the next meal, and once again 1 teaspoon of food, after which the daughter categorically shook her head, responding to eat at least a couple of spoons. Fine! Does not want and do not need!
After that, I put a smile on my face and put the plate in the sink. Why a tense smile? Yes, it’s just a shame to spend a lot of time in the kitchen just like that.
Then, in order not to worry about this, I began to buy canned food. Unhappy 130 g daughter ate 2 days, since the shelf life allowed!
From my own friends, I heard their children eat 100 g at a time and, of course, envied them. But I was not jealous of their victims: performances, fairy tales, games near the kid with a spoon and a plate in her hands. I have never reproached my baby with poor appetite, but from time to time I was engaged in auto-training: maybe for a girl this is for the better, I will have a model.
And now, after 1 year, her daughter was replaced as she was happy to eat everything up for both cheeks! And porridge, and soups, and vegetables! Absolutely not sorted out food. My patience was rewarded according to merit! And the kids of my friends are still eating poorly and require a show.
Watching myself and my girlfriends, I understood some things:
1. No matter how much your baby eats, the main thing is how you feel about it.
2. In no case do not need to force the child to eat.
3. Do not make food cult.
4. If the child misses a meal – do not worry. Perhaps he is not hungry, but maybe he was unwell. In any case, he knows better what he wants.
5. Let the petitioner be a child. If you run after him with a spoon, then the petitioner is you. If you calmly eat in front of the child, not paying any attention to him, then the situation changes. That he wants to ask you for food.
If you follow these rules, the appetite of the baby will appear. Yes, even what!