It is usually difficult for parents to feed the child. Our situation is different – the daughter is as much a fan of food as I am. As an amateur looking for problems in everything, at first I was displeased with this fact. Indeed, the abundance of food contributes to the appearance of health and appearance problems.
But, on reflection, I came to the conclusion that the love of food is its individual feature, which is not fraught with problems if this food is correct.
We have an iron rule, which is almost never broken – there are 4 main meals, and then at least the grass does not grow. Moreover, I make every effort to make breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner include the most varied and healthy food.
Most of the vegetables and fruits we have are fresh, from my garden, in other cases I take frozen (again, my own) or domestic ones. Meat, poultry and fish try to buy the highest quality.
In kindergarten, nutrition is, of course, not so diverse, but I have no doubt about its quality, because Our control is pretty tight. Yes, and the manager inspires me with complete confidence, I often see her in the kitchen – she controls the freshness of the products, the processes of cooking.
One of my girlfriend is not the first year trying to attach his son to the diet. Moreover, her tactics are harsh – you do not want to have breakfast, go hungry before lunch without a snack. Alas, she bent a little stick. Because of such ultimatums, the son has now completely abandoned dairy products (not a physiological intolerance, but a psychological one), and most of their walks are accompanied by nagging, I want an ice cream / bun.
Snacks and supplement
Contrary to the advice of pediatricians and nutritionists, we are not able to get rid of snacks. In addition, if the daughter stimulates an appetite for dinner after serving ice cream, then why avoid it? Instead of harmful snacks, we always have fruits and vegetables on the table, and the daughter does not like sweets very much, as I do.
However, in several sweets a day I do not see anything bad if there are no allergic reactions and health problems. By the way, I follow the state of health of my daughter. We regularly take detailed tests (liver, kidney tests, blood sugar, etc.).
But with the addition of things are somewhat different. No matter how tasty the dish, I try not to exceed the children’s portion. The stomach in children the size of their cam, so you can only imagine what happens to him after two plates of soup. This is because we know that the feeling of fullness comes a little later, and the children want more at once!
It is not surprising that the daughter eats well and a lot. Why? First of all, we walk a lot. And if during a walk in kindergarten, children sluggishly delve into the sand, in the evening, while walking with friends, one can only guess how much energy is spent in 2-3 hours of running around.
Secondly, a lot of calories are spent during gymnastics classes, which we attend three times a week. In addition, we walk a lot, often we organize walking tours around the city and scooter races.
There are special tables of average height and weight according to age. The daughter’s constitution is estimated by him as above average – height 120cm, weight 22kg (she is 5 months old). As for growth, I don’t worry, for both my husband and I are tall enough – 178, 195 cm, respectively.
Each child is an individual, and if his development is in line with generally accepted WHO standards, and his state of health doesn’t inspire fear, one can only please his wonderful appetite. The main thing is to ensure that the food you eat is of high quality and healthy.
Do your children eat often?