Most children have their own ways to tell you whether they are hungry or full. How you respond to these cues will help your child understand your reactions and his own expectations. Here are some ways you can help develop your child’s healthy eating habits.
- Feed your child at regular times
- If you are buying foods from off the shelf, look for less salt & sugar content.
- If you are cooking, add less salt & sugar.
- Introduce mashed or blended vegetables and fruits into their food at 7-8 months.
- Make feeding time an enjoyable experience.
Good to know
- Though you mean well, try not to overly coerce or restrict your child’s consumption of food as you may be surprised to know that your child has a remarkable ability to adjust their intake according to energy needs.
- Remember, the food you introduce will help to shape your child’s food preference. Developing healthy eating habits now will encourage future food choices.
- Don’t reward with sweets. Reward with encouragement and love e.g. bear hugs & kisses.
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