Feeding to your little one can often be challenging, as several development changes are happening at this time. Toddlers are striving for independence and control and as a result, their growth rate slows down. All these changes make mealtime difficult. So, it is important for us to provide the structure and set limits. We have to provide them regular meals and snacks. If your child refuses to eat food, don’t make a big deal out of it. Try again after some time.
HEALTHY DIETS LEADS TO HAPPY LIFE
Train your child’s body to crave healthy food, as eating is a necessity but eating healthy is an art. Try to serve the food which is easy for your child to eat, by cutting the food into bite-size pieces, making food soft and moist. Always try to avoid foods that are hard to chew and swallow.
HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES
The brain uses more energy than any other organ in the body. Everything from attentiveness to learning and memory, are affected by the food your child consumes. Your child, whose brain is rapidly developing, needs a nutrient-dense diet to help them as they process the world around them. If your child doesn’t get suitable nutrients then they might struggle to develop the skills to maintain concentration, which is increasingly important as they get older.
Create colorful plates containing a variety of vegetables. Your child’s food must contain “calcium” as it strengthens bones, “protein” which helps in building muscles of your child, “carbohydrates” which provides energy to your child and he actively participates in any activity, “iron” which makes healthy blood and at last most importantly “essential fats” as it helps your child’s body to absorb the other vitamins.
EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT
In the first five years of your child’s life, his brain develops more and faster than any other time in his life. His early relationships, experiences, and the things which he hears, sees, smells, touches-stimulates his brain, creating millions of connections. This is when the foundation for learning and health throughout life is laid down.
A loving, nurturing relationship helps you and your children to learn more about each other. As he grows up, his needs will change.