Surely you have faced countless times with the situation in which you were willing to make tombs, sing and dance only - only your child will eat 3-4 teaspoons of food. Then, as he grew older, you began to impose his notion that "he must eat everything from the plate, because otherwise he will leave his luck there"! Is this approach safe in the development and growth of children?
You don't have to force your child to eat if he doesn't want to!
At least so say the specialists, who believe that you only cause psychological side effects and long-term trauma. We know that there are some rules that you have to follow or patterns that suggest how much the child should eat at his age. But each child is unique, and those parameters are only indicative and so. Also, you know how healthy some baby foods are and how your little one needs them, but they just don't seem to like it.
Whatever he needs, he doesn't force him to eat something he doesn't like. Each child has its own rhythm of development and growth. Even if it seems hard to believe, the child knows when the village is and when he no longer needs extra food. Give him a chance and a vote of confidence and let him "tell" you when the village is alone. If your baby is healthy and the doctor claims that he or she is within normal growth parameters, it simply isn't a big deal. Nowadays, maybe you should feel lucky, because your little one is less likely to fall into the trap of overweight and obesity that way.
Nutritionists argue that it is not advisable to force the child to finish everything on the plate. This only creates the basis of obesity in late childhood or adulthood. You risk learning it with bad eating habits - that we have to eat even when we can no longer or are full and with very large portions and useless food. If you force him to eat not only that you will not attract the appetite, but devout, you will create the feeling of satiety and will not want to eat anymore.
Children don't like being forced to do something!
In addition, if you run after him with the spoon around the house, if you eat guys, if you aggravate him or adopt other methods by which you oblige him, your little one could associate meals with tension, discomfort and negative moods and could increasingly refuse. more often to pop when needed. If you find that your baby has changed his eating habits suddenly or suddenly doesn't want to eat, then go to the doctor for further investigations. But sometimes, the little ones change their tastes and the quantity of portions when they grow up and it does not mean that there is a problem.
How do you make your child eat?
If you have a bad mood, who does not want to eat at all or who does not like certain foods, you should involve him in everything that means preparing his food and make him want to taste some foods.
Here are some tricks in this regard:
- try as many textures and tastes as possible;
- adapt to his eating tempo (some children eat slower, others eat faster - respect his tempo and don't try to distort it);
- minimizes sources that can distract them (TV, other people, toys, etc.);
- let the child touch and explore the food, even if it is eaten or eaten;
- as it grows, involve it in the process of cooking food;
- decorate the plate as beautifully as possible to attract it more;
- even if you refuse a food now, it does not mean that you have to give it up; some babies need 8, 10 or even 15 attempts before accepting a certain type of food, so be patient and persevere;
- Don't let him see that you are frustrated or angry because he does not eat.
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