Hello I hav twins... n my babies dont eat food... they dont like anything... what should i do... recently i hav donw their addmission in playschool.. n still there tiffins come back.. please suggest

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Updated on Oct 16, 2015

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both your twins seem like fussy eaters. Children have Food Neophobia which is a fear of new foods, which leads to a reluctance to try new foods. However, all kids grow out of it. However, you could try the following tips to deal with your fussy little eaters: Keep a gap of atleast 2-3 hours between each meal, so that your children are hungry enough to eat. Serve a very small portion of a new food earlier in the day, when your little ones are most energetic and the least aggressive. Avoid pleading and pestering the children to eat. Your children might come to associate mealtime with anxiety and frustration. Be a positive role model. Children like to mimic parents. So, if you'd like your child to eat a particular food, then you should eat too. If your child isn't hungry, don't force a meal. Kids generally regulate their appetites by eating when hungry, so don’t fret. Allowing your children to fill up on juice or milk for most part of the day might decrease their appetite for meals. Be creative and serve a variety of brightly colored foods and cut foods into various shapes.. Make positive comments about the food you are eating, such as "this is yummy!", your toddlers may be more willing to try them. Praise your toddlers when they eat well, because toddlers respond positively to praise. Always serve small portions. Toddlers can be overwhelmed by big platefuls and lose their appetite. Keep trying. It’s a given fact that it may take 10 or more exposures to new foods before a child accepts them Remember that your child's eating habits won't change overnight Hope it helps

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