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Do you have a picky eating toddler? ¬† I certainly did. ¬†She didn’t start out picky, but when she turned two, her favorite foods became her least favorite and her least favorites weren’t even an option anymore. ¬† ¬† Now that she has outgrown it, I can look back and laugh at what used to drive me completely crazy!¬† In the meantime, we developed quite a few ways to help her with his picky-eating habits.
(Here she was trying corn for the first time)

A young girl eating an ear of corn on the cob with text below her.

5 ways¬†to help a picky eater…¬†

1-  Try the ONE BITE RULE.
Everything gets at least one bite.¬† If you don’t try one bite of everything, you can’t have seconds of anything (or a snack) ¬†¬†

2- Serve a food that your child is not as likely to eat when they are very hungry. 
I always serve vegetables right before dinner, when they are the most hungry.  (They can have fruit with their meal) 

3. Hide veggies in their food.
I do this constantly.  I puree them and hide them in their food.

4. Enhance their food with some extra nutrition (think protein, fiber, DHA and more) with Go & Grow by Similac Food Mix-Ins. 

5. Try the “take a bite, get a bite”.¬†
Take a bite of the food that they don’t want, get a bite of a food that they DO want. ¬†(Example: Bite of chicken, bite of strawberry…)¬†

If your child is picky like mine was, try Go & Grow by Similac Food Mix-Ins. It is stirred into your picky-eater’s food.   I love that Go & Grow by Similac Food Mix-Ins is so easy to use (and I love that you can try it out for free with a free sample while supplies last).   

If you haven’t tried it yet, it is a¬†little convenient powder packet that the kids can‚Äôt even taste.¬†Each single-serve packet has¬†OptiGRO, a unique blend of DHA, Lutein and Vitamin E, along with protein,¬†fiber and essential vitamins and minerals.¬†¬†It was¬†created by Abbott to help toddlers maintain balanced nutrition while they¬†are learning to eat new foods. Thanks to Similac for partnering with us to share the truth of eating with toddlers!¬†

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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