Hi. My baby is 1yr 10months, but she is not at eating the foods, not drinking water.. what to do?

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Updated on Jun 07, 2016

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limit the milk intake to 500-550 ml per day, so that the child is hungry for other solid foods too. Fix meal times for the child, that is with family meal timings. Don't let her eat in between. Give her healthy options, which should be what the family is eating. Try including her favourite healthy options for the meals. Give variety your child in foods. Keep a gap of atleast 2-3 hours between each meal, so that your child is hungry enough to eat. Serve a very small portion of a new food earlier in the day, when your little one is most energetic and the least aggressive. Avoid pleading and pestering the child to eat. Your child 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. 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 toddler may be more willing to try them. Praise your toddler when she eats 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 but the small steps you take each day can help you overcome your dilemma

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