Long since the health of the child was directly associated with the parents with an abundant appetite. And if his (appetite) is not, then the parents immediately fall into anxiety and in all possible ways try to feed the child.
But what affects the child’s appetite? Why is it spoiled? There are a lot of reasons for this, I would like to tell about the main ones in today’s article.
It happens that not every mother is a top-class cook. I have many friends who do not even know how to cook porridge, what can we say about more serious dishes.
The first option in this case is to learn, to start with simple dishes, and there, look, and the cutlets will turn out. Option two – use the services of employees.
There are also child aesthetes who can be upset by the unappetizing appearance of the dish, thereby discouraging the desire to eat away. For such situations, there are whole collections with a variety of ways to decorate.
This trick, by the way, is also used by many children’s cafes, in which a sausage with tomatoes, which is laid out in the shape of a butterfly, will have to be paid for the price of an adult portion.
My daughter, alas, is not very much led to such tricks. Perhaps the reason lies in childhood, when I made her jewelry in the form of a face on an omelet, and she was afraid of him. Although, sausages, pierced by noodles, found a tip in her heart.
Do not forget about the factors surrounding us. For example, in a terrible heat absolutely do not want to try the hot soup or any other heavy and nourishing food.
In the summer I eat at a minimum, mainly vegetables, fruits, fish, etc. Similarly, I try to feed my daughter as well, so as not to overload the body and so tired of the heat.
Even though I love to eat, but sometimes I even have no desire to eat. What is the cause in this case is difficult to say – whether the position of the moon, or the mood. In any case, the child also has the right not to want to eat, so I consider it quite normal to want to skip the meal.
This reason can be attributed to a rather serious. Kids can protest because their teeth hurt, but we do not always understand that this is the reason.
It can also be caused by a gag reflex, which can cause a large portion of food or an intolerance to a certain product. For example, the son of my girlfriend is categorically against dairy products. Moreover, the reason is not in allergy, just the boy does not have it. And the thing is that the child may begin vomiting even because of the milk in mashed potatoes or a piece of cheese in a sandwich.
Ask the child about his health, perhaps it hurts him to swallow (sore throat), there is inflammation in the oral cavity (stomatitis, thrush, etc.), there are unpleasant sensations in the abdomen, etc.
It is also obvious that during the illness the appetite is practically absent. Remember yourself, for example, I absolutely do not want to eat when the temperature rises, weakness and poor health.
This item is inherent in children-manipulators, who understand that parents want to feed them so strongly that they are ready to make some concessions, just to make their goal a reality.
From here and there are phrases We sing, if you turn on a cartoon / buy a toy / resolve candy. In this case, it is important to set priorities initially – either you agree to the child’s conditions or not. I like the first position more.
Here, by the way, the situation is twofold. On the one hand, according to the rules of upbringing, mom is an authority, therefore, if she cooked burgers, it means they will be at dinner. And not hastily cooked dumplings, just because the child refused to cutlets.
On the other hand, a child is a person who demands respect and is able to make decisions. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle. I see only one solution – pre-negotiate the menu, leaving the last word.
That is, it should not look like I bought wonderful meat, so we will eat chops, it is better to ask the child in advance what he would like, and only then to incline him to the desired solution. For example, is it true that we will make excellent chops? Or Which side dish to cook for chops (i.e., the fact that they will be on the menu, this is no longer discussed).
Sometimes a bad appetite can be inherent in a child, as a certain trait of character. Therefore, if you do not doubt the well-being of the baby, he is alert, cheerful, and the physical parameters do not have deviations, then the reluctance to eat much can simply be his individual feature.
Do your children eat well?