Part of your baby’s development from baby to toddler involves asserting their independence and learning that they have a say in things. Being fussy when it comes to mealtimes is often the easiest way for them to test out these skills!
Some toddlers go through long periods of being fussy about food, whereas others seem to simply have an occasional off day. Don’t worry if your toddler’s like this at the moment – it’s a perfectly normal phase. The tips for fussy eaters given in this article will help you to encourage your toddler to enjoy a wide, nutritionally balanced range of foods.
The average toddler’s likes and dislikes can be hard to keep up with. It’s quite normal to discover that their favourite food from yesterday has fallen out of favour today. But if your toddler is going through a fussy eating phase, mealtimes can become a real ordeal.
Around half of all toddlers develop fussy eating habits, and most toddlers have picky days. Although it’s quite normal and you’re not alone, dealing with a toddler who turns their nose up at anything and everything can make it hard to provide a varied, balanced diet. These tips may help you through the more trying times.
It might seem like your toddler’s tastes are changing by the day but the most important thing is to try to be patient. With perseverance, your toddler will overcome their fussy phase and learn to enjoy a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet.
In the meantime, you can make sure your toddler still gets some of the most important nutrients by giving them Aptajunior milk. With prebiotics to support them on the inside, it will give them more iron than cows’ milk as well as added vitamin D and C to help keep their levels topped up until they move past their fussy stage.
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