Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Toddler Tuesday: How to Overcome the 'Picky Eater' Stage

Toddlers often go through picky eating stages and it can be very challenging for us parents!  It's important to think outside the box and get creative when your little one reaches this phase!  Want to get your kids excited about a meal your making?  Try calling your dish something fun!  Here are a few ideas...

Spaghetti and Meatballs: Messy Madness
Fish Sticks: Goin' Fishin'
Tacos: Dora's favorite or Dora Dinner
Soup: Sloppy Soup
Grilled Chicken: Dippy Chicken (Sienna loves dipping food into ANYTHING....applesauce, ketchup, or barbecue sauce are some of our favorites!)

Don't forget to present the meal with enthusiasm, "Guess what WE'RE going to have tonight? Something reeeaallly cool!!"
Still can't get them to eat?  Don't worry...it's just a phase and forcing it don't their throat will only make things worse! Relax and try again in an hour! They will not starve to death!!

Here's another great resource to give you even more ideas!

1 comment:

  1. I like your perspective. It's nice to feel like you can do something about your "picky eater." You should check out this website, too http://childrenandbabiesnoteating.com/index.html They have a lot of interesting information about kids that just don't want to eat or are super picky (like my daughter).