Children don’t eat well, parents should not complain about their children blindly, on the contrary, they should first check whether they have not done well enough. Dr. Osie summarized seven common bad feeding behaviors of parents, welcome to check against them.
1. 饮食单调, 很少换花样
A friend once told me that her son’s appetite has not been as good as before recently. On closer examination, it turned out that she had arranged tomatoes, scrambled eggs and rice for her children at noon every day for three consecutive months.
God! The poor child is young and can’t speak yet. If he can express himself in words, I really don’t know that the child will how [blood and tears accuse].
2. Trick people into eating with toys and chase them for feeding.
Some families are as busy as fighting a war to feed their children. One parent coaxed, while the other parent followed the children around behind their buttocks, and a meal could not be finished in an hour.
Children’s attention is easily distracted. When eating, playing with toys and watching TV will reduce children’s attention to food. It is suggested that parents turn off the TV before their children eat, put away the toys and create a good dining environment for their children.
3. Plug snacks for children frequently,
Some parents are always worried that their children are hungry and always want to give them snacks.
I have seen more than once that the children in the community are having a good time outdoors. My grandparents took the children and stuffed a mouthful of bananas, bread and the like into his mouth. It was really bad to look at them.
People eat best when they are in what? Hungry, of course.
When full, even delicious food loses its attraction. I really sympathize with these children. If the game is interrupted, I think these children may not have experienced the taste of hunger.
Never hungry, how can you experience the delicious food?
4. Excessive Attention and Anxiety
Imagine when you are eating, a large group of people are around you, staring at you, and any bite you eat will be commented on. This kind of feeling of gorillas being watched in the zoo is not very good.
It is suggested that from the beginning of adding supplementary foods, children and adults should be consciously arranged to eat at the same table. After one year old, three meals a day should be synchronized with family members as much as possible, instead of letting the baby eat alone.
Create a warm and comfortable dining atmosphere so that children can realize that they are an important member of the family.
5. Dogmatically compare your baby’s appetite with books.
I remember a mother once asked me very anxiously, usually the baby drinks 200 mL of milk every meal, and only 180 mL has been drunk in two meals in recent days. Is there something wrong? Some parents also asked, the book suggests adding 40 g of grain, 20 g of vegetables and beans and 20 g of fruits every day. Do you need to buy an electronic scale and weigh it before the baby eats it?
In fact, the recommended food intake in any book is only a general reference.
Different children’s food intake is often very different, even the appetite of the same baby also fluctuates from time to time, so parents should not be too concerned about the food intake of each meal, but should pay more attention to the results of feeding, that is, the growth rate of the baby’s weight and height. It is really a bit exaggerated to buy an electronic scale to weigh things according to grams for the baby to eat.
6. Threatening, threatening and forcing children to eat more
Once I was eating in a restaurant, there was a rocking car in the aisle. A 2-year-old girl was playing with a rocking car, and her father was carrying a bowl to feed the food.
The little girl took a big mouthful, and the father was very happy. He took out a coin to reward the child and continued to play. After a while, the child did not want to eat and did not swallow the rice in his mouth. After the father found out, he slapped and beat it down. The little girl cried loudly and was choked by the rice grains at once, and her face turned red with cough.
I was dumbfounded when I watched. How can I force my children to eat with a call? How dangerous! Fortunately, the little girl coughed up the choked rice grains in the end, otherwise the hospital would have had another case of airway foreign bodies.
When the child is full, if the parents repeatedly urge her to eat more, it will turn eating into a struggle, and the pleasant feeling brought by delicious food will be completely erased. When eating becomes a fun-free thing, the normal appetite will also be destroyed, and even affect the child’s nutritional status and parent-child relationship.
7. Dare not let the children eat by themselves
How old a baby can eat by himself depends to a large extent on the opportunity that parents give their children to learn to eat during what.
Most children show the desire to use the spoon themselves when they are 9 to 12 months old, such as grabbing the spoon from their parents when feeding. For children over one year old, even if he practices eating by himself very hard, he will still scatter the food everywhere.
Many parents insist on feeding their children instead of letting them do it themselves because they cannot tolerate this.
However, if this opportunity is missed, when the child is over 2 years old and the parents announce that [you are so old that you have to feed all the time, now you should eat by yourself], the child will probably hold a negative attitude and say: [no, no, I am used to letting you feed me, and this is my privilege! ]
Just as college entrance examination is the best time when you are seventeen or eighteen years old, when you are 30 years old, if you still want to enter college, I’m afraid you will have to make more efforts than high school students in seventeen or eighteen years old. Therefore, please let your baby have the chance to eat by himself.
Don’t want to make it too messy?
It is suggested to divide the food into several portions, only one for the child at a time, add more after eating, and spread a large newspaper under the child’s dining chair, so that it can be relatively easy to tidy up the dining table.