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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)
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’t 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!