A Good Eater

I am so thankful to God because unlike many other kids, she is not a picky eater. She eat almost anything and she wants to try out something new to her taste. I have no problems in feeding her. And until today, even if she eats rice and viand, she still loves to drink milk.

Sometimes she prefers to eat only rice and she still loves to eat with a little soy sauce in it. She loves eating veggies too like string beans, cabbage, potatoes, etc. and she's also a fruit lover. Some of her favorites are banana, apple and papaya.

Would you also believe that she loves taking syrup medicines too? I know most kids doesn't like taking medicines because of its bitter-sweet medicine taste but she's really the opposite since she loves it and she even wants some more. She even want me to let her take her left medicine even if she's not sick at all.

To those mommies who are struggling on their Picky eater child, you can consider giving your child a daily vitamin if you think he/she is not eating well, although he probably doesn't need it.

While you should provide three well-balanced meals each day, it is important to keep in mind that most younger children will only eat one or two full meals each day. If your toddler has  a good breakfast and lunch, then it is okay that he/she doesn't want to eat much at dinner.

Other ways to prevent feeding problems are to not use food as a bribe or reward for desired behaviors, avoid punishing your child for not eating well, limit mealtime conversation to positive and pleasant topics, avoid discussing or commenting on your child's poor eating habits while at the table, limit eating and drinking to the table or high chair, and limit snacks to two nutritious snacks each day.

You should also not prepare more than one meal for your child. If they doesn't want to eat what was prepared for the rest of the family, then they should not be forced to, but you should also not give them something else to eat. They will not starve after missing a single meal, and providing alternatives to the prepared meal will just cause more problems later.

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