my daughter is 16 months she doesn't eat proper food as in dal rice chapati etc or any fruit all she likes is Cerelac Nestum or may be suji upma. how do i make her to eat

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introduce one new food at a time, let the child accept it and gets used to it for few days. Introduce another new food only after a week. Do not introduce new foods back to back, it may confuse the child and would lower her acceptance. Try and keep the consistency thin to semi solid, depending on child's preference and swallowing/chewing capacity. Keep enough gap between his feeds, be it solid or milk to ensure that child is hungry. Try and make your child have meals with family. This would encourage them to start with solids. You can give porridge of suji, sagi, dalia, rice flakes, ragi etc. Kheer of apple, rice etc. halwa of suji, atta, pumpkin, gajar, sweet potato etc. Khichri, upma, soft scrambled egg yolk, soups, mashed veggies, chapatti, rice,fruits etc.

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