Seven Common Problems in Diet of Babies Aged 1-3

Children who are toddlers (1 ~ 3 years old) are always very pleasant. They are naive and lively, and they are not idle for a moment.

However, children’s hyperactive nature will also bring troubles to parents. For example, it is a big problem to let them eat well.

Question 1: Children suddenly don’t like their favorite food. What should they do?

It is normal for children to refuse their favorite foods, but if parents mistakenly believe that [children hate certain foods and will never eat them again], the situation will only be aggravated.

Correct Approach:

  1. Children often do not deliberately refuse food, so parents should restrain their emotions and not overreact.

  2. When children have teeth or get sick, their appetite will temporarily decline, so even the food they used to like best will lose interest.

  3. Older children may attract their parents’ attention by refusing food. Parents can make proper use of this mentality and give more positive responses as encouragement.

  4. Parents can prepare a variety of foods for their children, so that children will find what they want to eat more easily.

Question 2:The child is two years old and only recognizes a few foods to eat. Should how let him try new foods?

Parents can keep a happy mood and use some clever tricks to help their children get through the stage of [resisting new food].

Correct Approach:

    1. Give the child a taste of new food when he is most energetic and happy.

    2. Don’t beg, trick or force your child to eat new food, try to get him to accept it voluntarily.

    3. Let the child participate in cooking and help prepare the food parents want him to eat.

    4. Even very young children are easily influenced by their parents. If parents want their children to eat vegetables, they can demonstrate themselves first.

    5. Don’t just make food for your child. If your child is young and his parents only give him chicken nuggets, shredded meat and other foods he likes, then he may not want to eat other foods when he grows up.

    6. Parents can try several more times when giving their children certain foods. Studies show that children need to contact a new food ten times or more before they can really accept it.

    Question 3: Child 3At the age of 18, I don’t eat on time every day, preferring to feed the dog with rice. What should I do?

      For children, it is normal to play with food. He even finds it interesting to feed food to pets.

      For example, sometimes the child may not be very hungry at dinner, he prefers to play with the dog and share food with him. Sometimes the child is just curious, and what wants to try, including deliberately feeding the dog food.

      Correct Approach:

      1. Parents should tell their children that the meal time is for eating, not for playing or feeding pets.

      2. When a child feeds his pet or throws food on the ground while eating, parents can calmly let him leave his seat as a warning. When he shows his desire to eat, let him come back.

      3. Try to keep pets out of the room while eating.

      After repeating several times, the child will know how to abide by the rules of eating.

      Question 4: If the baby wants to eat by himself, can he provide tableware for the baby in what?

      In fact, children will learn to eat by themselves earlier than parents think.

      Correct Approach:

      1. Generally, when giving children supplementary foods, they can learn to use soft plastic baby spoons.

      2. Children between 6 and 9 months old can learn to drink water or milk with suction cups.

      3. One-year-old children can learn to use children’s tableware with smooth corners.

      4. Most children can skillfully use ordinary tableware when they are 3 ~ 4 years old.

      When the child starts to eat by himself, don’t expect too much from him. He may not be able to eat or drink too much, but parents should not worry, the child can slowly get better through constant imitation and practice.

      Question 5: Children are all threeAt the age of 18, people have to feed them before they are willing to eat. What should I do?

      Parents don’t have to worry too much about the child’s willingness to eat. Try the following tips and he may be willing to eat by himself.

      Correct Approach:

      1. Choose a good children’s dining chair and let the children and their families sit together for dinner as soon as possible, so that the children will imitate the behavior of their parents without being fed by others.

      2. Give the child his favorite plates and cups, and prepare some smaller food, so that the child can put the food into his mouth.

      3. Some children may have developmental disorders and therefore cannot eat by themselves. If parents have such worries, they should see a doctor as soon as possible.

      Question 6: I feel that my child doesn’t eat much at every meal. Can how let him eat more?

      Children will instinctively control their appetite. They will eat when hungry and stop when full. Therefore, parents need not worry too much. The problem may only occur because he is not hungry.

      Correct Approach:

      1. Pay attention to the performance of children who are hungry at ordinary times, then summarize the rules, see if children will be hungry when they are in what, and then adjust the meal time appropriately.

      2. If children like to eat snacks constantly, parents can roughly set the time for meals and snacks for their children to get rid of this bad habit.

      3. Prepare enough healthy food (including snacks) for children every day to ensure their nutritional needs.

      4. Give the food eaten during the meal to the child as snacks, such as grains, vegetables, fruits, etc., so that he can like the food for the meal.

      Question 7: It seems that children have not eaten much all the time. Will their physical development be affected?

      In the first year after birth, the child’s weight usually triples and his height increases by about 25cm.

      After one year old, the child’s growth rate will slow down and his appetite will also decline, so in a period of time, the child may eat very little.

      There is no need to worry too much about this situation. Even if you eat less, you can still meet their physiological needs.

      Correct Approach:

      1. Observe the child’s state and refer to relevant data to see if the child’s development indicators (such as head circumference, weight and height) are normal.

      2. If abnormalities are found, you can consult a pediatrician to check whether other problems cause the child not to eat.