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Food and Nutrition

How to make your toddler eat right!

Puja Sharma Vasisht
1 to 3 years

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How to make your toddler eat right

A toddler not eating is not something new. As parents ourselves, we've been through this and as fellow parents, have heard it quite often. But is not eating or less eating just a physical thing with a toddler or is there something we as parents need to understand about the behaviour of the child vis-a-vi food at a growing stage? This blog explores the same and gives handy tips too.


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Neha Mahajan

| Jun 29, 2017

thAnxx for the advice

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Savita Salian

| Jun 28, 2017

Thank you for such a wonderful information. My daughter 3 years old eats everything and she is not fussy, but she drinks a water after every bite of her food. So is it OK to drink water while having food, till the time she don't have that water bottle handy, she will not sit for food.

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Sumaiyya shaikh

| Jun 28, 2017

My son is 2 years and 8 months. He used to eat healthy food but now a days he wants only milk rather than eating a simple khichdi. ......I am worried about it.

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Kalyani Patnala

| Jun 28, 2017

thanks for ur tips..

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Asha

| Jan 28, 2017

l a dd l

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aman sachdeva

| Oct 05, 2016

thanks

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PriyaSaurabh Agrawal

| Oct 05, 2016

Thnks puja

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Sabitha Gandham

| Jul 20, 2016

Hi.. my son is 2years old.. he loves to play and is ignoring to eat.. he is not interested in taking vegetables.. how cn i make him eat vegetables and fruits... need help

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Atul Tripathi

| Jun 16, 2016

My five year old son plays a lot ,do cycling but do not eat .His diet is too less for kids of his age group.

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Atul Tripathi

| Jun 16, 2016

My five year old son plays a lot ,do cycling but do not eat .His diet is too less for kids of his age group.

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Atul Tripathi

| Jun 16, 2016

My five year old son plays a lot ,do cycling but do not eat .His diet is too less for kids of his age group.

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riddhi gohil

| Jun 16, 2016

My daughter is 8 months old, she don't like to eat anything.. Food is like a enemy to her.. I tried everything

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Jasmeet Kaur

| May 10, 2016

Hw to workout for height of a child?? I m so worried as my son is 4+.

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Snehal Bendale

| Apr 27, 2016

Very useful info. Thanks. :-)

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Neha Gola Daksh

| Apr 07, 2016

Thanks puja for such an informative article... its very helpful... weening food to my 8month old son is such a big task, will try your suggestions...

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Priyal Gada

| Mar 04, 2016

Ty very much informative

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Aditi Mishra

| Mar 04, 2016

Thanx a million Pooja. it's very informative and helpful to give toddlers a nutritive food

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Puja Vasisht

| Oct 07, 2015

@ Poonam,Hi what you are asking is a meal plan. It is a paid service and kindly contact helpdesk@parentune. com for this.

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Poonam G

| Oct 01, 2015

Hi Pooja, Thanks for pouring in so much information, grateful to you :) Would you please help us by putting up rough schedule of a day when it comes to food. I read you mentioned about main meals and snacks and also the gap between then. It would still be more helpful if you put up timing of the day and the avg quantity Many Thanks, Poonam

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 30, 2015

@Chitra, Please put your query on expert corner for detailed suggestions.

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 30, 2015

@Sarika, You may put your query on expert corner.

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Sarika Bhore

| Sep 30, 2015

Hi my son is 1. 6 year old but his weight is only 7 kg. but he is so much active .only thing is I'm worried about his Wight .wht 2 do

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Chitra Narvekar

| Sep 29, 2015

Hi my daughter is 2 yrs 3 mnths old. Only 9 kg. I tried everything. Should i give her multivitamin and calcium supplement . Her pediatrician is not giving. According to him she is vry active. Help me.

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Pallavi Christian

| Sep 22, 2015

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 16, 2015

@munira,Hi you may give more of eggs, cheese, paneer, dals,poultry. Use whole cream milk & its products. Give more of fruits like banana, mango, dates, cheeku and veggies like potato, sweet potato, corn etc.

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munira maimoon

| Sep 12, 2015

Hi myself munira my son is 1yr 7month his weight is 9kg he is very active bt his weight is less then his age need ur advice plz

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 10, 2015

@Ruchita, Hi her weight is on the lower side. For her chewing you may refer to tips given to Mona. If the paediatrician has given multivitamins, he must have felt the need for. You should give those for the prescribed period of time. In the meantime, try making her chew foods so that she eats well and he nutritional status improves.

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Yashpal Soni

| Sep 04, 2015

Very very very useful blog

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Ruchita

| Sep 04, 2015

This is very in formative.... My 2. 9 years daughter is a fussy eater,she weighs around 11 kgs. Problem with her is she takes 3-5 bites and chew it but after that she keeps the bite in her mouth for a long time. I wanted to know whether her weight is OK. Her paediatrician gave her multi vitamins to get her weight increased which I don't want to give. She is very very active.

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Biny Mary Chandy

| Sep 04, 2015

I am going through this phase right now and reading your article was a blessing Puja:)

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Puja Vasisht

| Aug 31, 2015

Mona. Hi Make him eat with the family for meals where he can see how all others are chewing while eating. You may start eating with him. Take small bites yourself and showing him your chewing. Give him little mashed foods, without chunks like dal, curries, mashed vegetables. Make him chew these first. Once he starts chewing mashed/pureed foods, introduce grainy texture of dalia, sago etc. Then you may start with small chunks and finally normal diet. You may even make him eat with his friends and siblings of similar age. It would further encourage him to chew.

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Mona

| Aug 30, 2015

Thanks, it's very helpful.. My son is 2 1/2 years old.. He doesn't chew his food. He takes a first bite and then swallows.. Please advise.

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Dnyaneshwari K Hande

| Aug 28, 2015

Thanks for very useful information

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Sridevi

| Aug 25, 2015

Very helpful information for parents thanku

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Ujwala Pawar

| Aug 25, 2015

Yes..... we should concentrate more on quality of food than the quantity..... healthy eating .....

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Puja Vasisht

| Aug 24, 2015

Sheeba, Hi can you please tell about weight, height & age of the child and then we can tell whether it is within the average range or not.

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Puja Vasisht

| Aug 24, 2015

Tannistha Singh Chaudhury, if your child is constantly losing weight, please take medical advice for the same, to rule out any underlying infection. If the cause is not medical then you can ask your query in nutrition corner, for weight gain suggestions.

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Puja Vasisht

| Aug 24, 2015

Sona,your child is little on the underweight side. For details on how to make the child increase her weight, please send your query on nutrition corner

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Chauhan Heena D

| Aug 21, 2015

Nice one

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Quiteria Fernandes E Pereira

| Aug 21, 2015

Very informative

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Sakthi

| Aug 21, 2015

nice blog

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Sakthi

| Aug 21, 2015

nice blog

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Sushmita Mukherjee

| Aug 21, 2015

Really good one...

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Meenal S

| Aug 21, 2015

Very useful

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Meenal Alegaonkar

| Aug 20, 2015

Wonderful :)

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Shraddha Sinha

| Aug 20, 2015

Nice information

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Nilofer Harris

| Aug 20, 2015

Very helpful

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Rita Singh

| Aug 20, 2015

Very helpful.

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Shilpa V

| Aug 19, 2015

Helpful

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Hima Paluri

| Aug 19, 2015

Good information. Very useful

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Tasneem Mohammed

| Aug 19, 2015

Very informative n useful

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nayakshubhra

| Aug 19, 2015

Good information

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Gayatri Milind Saudi

| Aug 19, 2015

Very nice now m relaxed about my toddler

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Shilpi Agarwal

| Aug 19, 2015

Very helpful. Thank you for this wonderful information.

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Sheeba Samson Horo

| Aug 19, 2015

Need to know smthing about infants... about their food weight n height

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Tannistha Singh Chaudhury

| Aug 19, 2015

She is active but refuses to eat

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Tannistha Singh Chaudhury

| Aug 19, 2015

Very informative but my child 2. 7has lost around 2. 5 kg within 6month is it normal?

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pankajini Bagh

| Aug 18, 2015

Really good lesson for parents

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Saili Nimbalkar

| Aug 18, 2015

Resourceful

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Sharmila J Jain

| Aug 18, 2015

Very informative n helpful

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Ambrien Faizur

| Aug 18, 2015

Very helpful n effective

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Mansoora Rizvi

| Aug 18, 2015

ThAnku so much very informative

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Sona Sreekanth

| Aug 18, 2015

My daughter is 1 yr and 4 months now. But she is just 7. 6kgs now... can you advise me on how to make her weight ideal

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Sona Sreekanth

| Aug 18, 2015

Very informative

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Mahnaz Shaikh

| Aug 18, 2015

Very informative

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