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Tips for Picky Eaters | Toddler Talk

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This Week’s Topic:

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Baybah was always such a great eater.  Fruit, vegetables, chicken, you name it, he would eat it.  He even loved California Rolls!  But ever since he turned 2.5 it seems the tides have turned.  He eats great one day, and then does not want to eat the next.   Worried about his nutrition, I searched online for some help or answers.  I was so relieved to read the article Feeding the Picky Eater on AskDrSear.com. Turns out, this is completely normal.  Toddlers growth rate has slowed down significantly from their first year so they need less food, and because toddlers are always on the go this affects their eating patterns.  So how can you help your toddler eat the best possible?  Here are a couple of tips!

1. Make Eating Fun –  Since toddlers like to graze, why not serve them an assortment of food so they can pick and choose what they would like to eat.  Cut things up into bite size shapes, and use cookie cutters to make fun shapes.  I love the idea of using muffin tins.  Seriously, who would not want to eat this?!

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We have this nibble tray and Baybah loves using it!

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2. Make Smoothies –  Baybah might not always eat fruit if I give it to him, but he sure will gulp down a smoothie with fruit in it!  His favorite is made with bananas, strawberries, milk, ice, and a splash of orange juice to sweeten it.  I also like to add some greek yogurt to it.  YUM!  Or as Baybah says, ” Dee-yishious!

You can even pour the smoothies in popsicle molds for an ice cold treat.

3. Be Prepared – You never know when hunger might strike, so it is always best to be prepared with healthy snacks.  I love the idea of prepackaging snacks and having them ready to grab and go.  This makes it great not only for home, but also for when you are on the run.

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Next Week’s Topic:  Sick Toddlers (What do you always have on hand to deal with the sickies?)

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Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.

Comments

  1. I LOVE the smoothie idea! (And I think it’s great and hilarious that your baby likes sushi… ha!)

    Great post.

  2. My son is picky. He’s also autistic, so these tips won’t work for him. My daughter is another story. I’ve done some of these with her, and they worked.

  3. Some of my best successes were when I decided to get my kids in the kitchen and start making meals and snacks with me. But another way I’ve found to get calories in the kids are the smoothies. Have you tried a green monster yet with him? It’s a great way to get spinach into the kids!

  4. Smooties always are a huge hit in our house. They are a lifesaver!

  5. I think a tray like that would be a fantastic idea.

  6. Very great tips Lolo!

  7. Great ideas!

  8. Having snacks already prepared definitely helps.

  9. Wow! I can’t believe he eats sushi! Love that last pin!! Where did you get the nibble tray?

  10. I also took comfort in that article when I read it a few months ago! We aim for a nutritionally balanced week, and have a grazing tray too. But, still, when all he wants on it are goldfish crackers it can get frustrating!!

    Funny how the normal stuff is the most stressful. Ha!

  11. My son is very picky and I use my Body by Vi shake as a nutritional shake for him since they are safe for kids 3 and up. He loves it and it is so nutritious.

  12. The Quiet Mom says:

    Yep, that’s the age when kids get totally picky, and that is when you need to get totally tricky and creative with their food. Tough times:)

    Thank you for hosting.

  13. I only have one picky eater, but he is getting better about trying new things at least. Great tips!

  14. I’m hoping sweet baby isn’t picky!!

  15. Great tips, thanks!

  16. Great ideas!!

  17. These are some really great ideas!

  18. I’ve seen people make little themed muffin tin lunches. I’ll bet that would help picky eaters too!

  19. We always have a back up like turkey and cheese if they start complaining about dinner being yucky :)

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