Sunday, February 12, 2012
Posted by: Sharmila Rajah Post(s) by this blogger
My picky eater...
No matter how many times Iíve read/ heard what experts have had to say about a toddlerís evolving eating habits, I still worry when Shamindra doesnít eat very much. Though I may not fuss as much as I did with Ayanna, our first.
As experts frequently remind anxious mothers like me Ė
A toddlerís appetite generally shrinks around this time. They become pickier too. I see these changes with Shamindra and wonder why. After all he is active.
The reasoning is simple - toddlers grow more slowly and donít need as much food at this stage.
Parents are advised not to pressure toddlers to eat more (which I admit Iím sometimes guilty off). Let their appetites determine how much food they take in. Instead ensure that your toddler enjoys a variety of healthy foods.