How to make a child eat

Do not force the child to eat

Lunch - is voluntary.If you force your baby to eat, then the psychological level at each meal it will be associated with the negative.And therefore it will increasingly refuse to eat.If a child is sitting at the table and just picking a fork on the plate, do not swear at him!Remove the plate from the table.As soon as he gets hungry, he will definitely tell you about it!

Limit fluid intake

Perhaps your child is not hungry, because until then drank a lot of juice or milk.Set a limit on drinks between meals, juice diluted with water - and the problem will be solved by itself.

Ask your child to help you

Let your child take part in the preparation of dinner.After all, he can wash fruits and vegetables, stir the soup, set the table.Be sure to talk with him about a side dish or dessert - then the child will understand that he has the right to choose, and be more willing to eat.In addition, if you are cooking together, odors during cooking whetted his appetite.

Eat together!

devote lunchtime attempts to feed the baby - is not correct.Not least because in that case you're standing in front of him and just as he does not eat.Instead of standing over the child, to persuade and beg, sit down and eat themselves.Let this be an example for him.And if you are, savoring, it may wake up and his appetite.

Start with small servings

Studies have shown that if a child does not like, such as carrots, it is not necessary to put it generously in dishes, to develop the habit.Start small, gradually increasing the amount.There is another little psychological trick: the fewer opportunities to get something, the more we want it.Take advantage of this technique, instilling a love of useful baby products.

Do not give

Even if a child persistently refuses to normal eating, you can not give in to his requests to eat ice cream, potato chips, crackers.All this is very low in nutrients and should not replace a healthy diet.Enter the rule: if a child says he is not hungry when you offer him a cutlet with potatoes, it means that he is not hungry, and to ask for "more candy."

But remember, if the child is systematically denied by any food, not eating in kindergarten and shows no interest in eating, it may be a sign of disease, so in this situation, seek medical advice.

Mask "tasteless"

Be trickier.It is not necessary to give the baby carrots or cabbage solid.Almost all vegetables can be added to soups and salads and cut a frayed.

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