5 Ways To Help Fussy Toddlers Love Mealtime
Featured on ABC's Babytalk Podcast
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"When I met Nicole, a typical meal-scene at home started with me sternly ‘suggesting’ eating food, then would escalate to bribes and threats. A broken mother, I would eventually resort to begging or guilt-tripping which made me feel like a hypocrite.
Why wouldn’t my child eat? I swore I would never make ‘alternative meals’ (almost as bad as ‘alternative facts’) but found myself angrily slapping together cheese sandwiches and globbing yogurt into bowls...."
Nurturing Healthy Eating Habits- Geelong Surf Coast Living Magazine
In this week's Babytalk podcast, Nicole and Rachel have practical advice to reduce stress at mealtimes. They will give you confidence to help your children learn to eat and enjoy a range of foods.
Duration: 29min 13sec
Broadcast: Sat 20 Jan 2018, 1:00pm
How to Avoid Mealtime Battles
Establishing healthy eating patterns in toddlers is important to avoid problems such as obesity and eating disorders later in life. Here are our top four tips to help your toddler establish positive eating behaviours.
No parent starts out wanting to engage in battles with their children at mealtimes, but it’s one of those things that can creep up on us. It doesn’t start out as a major battle but quite quickly, requests can become demands, demands become battles and mealtimes fall apart.