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Ways to get your children to eat better!!!

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Updated on Jul 06, 2020

Ways to get your children to eat better
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I am a mother of a nine-month old daughter and making her eat is a task for me. All children have different eating habits and here are some ways, I have tried following with my little one, though it’s too early to start with but then, as the saying goes, early the better.

1) Introducing new foods slowly. Taste buds develop slowly and gradually. Forcing them to eat is not right. Try a new food item and wait for 2-3 days and then offer it to them again.

2) Schedule. It’s really important to form a proper schedule for your child’s diet as they get hungry after every 3-4 hours. They would get less cranky if food is given at the right time.

3) Be creative. Have fun while cooking. The more you are creative while preparing their dishes, the more they will enjoy the food.

4) Let them taste what you are eating. This basically focuses on the smaller age group children. We should give them a tiny bite from our plate to make them comfortable with food.

5) Having a meal time can also work wonders. Making him sit on a chair where the rest of the family also eats can make him understand meal time.

6) Sometimes, giving them a break and leaving them on their own when they are eating is a good idea. It not only is a way to make them independent but also helps their motor skills, like grasping a spoon putting it in the food and then to his mouth can be a good exercise.


Hopefully these tips will work for other mothers too.

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Jul 20, 2015

V nice article.. V useful info..

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| Jul 20, 2015

Gr8... Thanks jazz

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| Jul 20, 2015

Great Article (y)

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| Jul 20, 2015

Very interesting blog ????

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| Jul 21, 2015

Interesting and Useful :)

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| Jul 21, 2015

very useful... Will share it with other mothers...

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| Jul 21, 2015

Nice article :)

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| Jul 21, 2015

Great...

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| Jul 21, 2015

I don't know what I shud try for my 10 month old kid,he doesnot like eating at all I really dnt know what shud I try,can any1 suggest Me pl

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| Jul 21, 2015

Hi Ranju Banka.... For 10 month old try fruit yogurt.. Blend any fruit for say banana or mango with hung curd. You can also give hoomemade pancakes, boiled egg yolk, slice of cucumber w/o seeds, slice of an apple w/o skin. These might help.

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| Jul 21, 2015

Useful article for new moms.

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| Jul 21, 2015

Useful information

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| Jul 21, 2015

Nice.

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| Jul 22, 2015

Well Written !!

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| Jul 22, 2015

Ohhh... its really nice article... and very useful for new moms.... thanks for sharing this article... and write more and more with different vertical

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| Jul 22, 2015

Nice article.... very helpful

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| Jul 23, 2015

Nice Article. Thanx

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| Aug 27, 2015

Useful article ...thank u so much

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| Aug 27, 2015

useful article

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| Apr 04, 2016

My baby is 8 months old now... but she doesn't want to eat anything... i am really worried.. even if i try to out something in her mouth ahe will puke it out... please suggest what to do

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| Apr 04, 2016

My baby is 8 months old now... but she doesn't want to eat anything... i am really worried.. even if i try to out something in her mouth ahe will puke it out... please suggest what to do

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| Apr 04, 2016

My baby is 8 months old now... but she doesn't want to eat anything... i am really worried.. even if i try to out something in her mouth ahe will puke it out... please suggest what to do

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| Jul 09, 2020

Aap usko mango or banana blend karke do easy kha lega

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| Jul 09, 2020

Pumpkin me half tomato dlker boil kro. than blender krdo acording to tast light salt dalo light sugar than one ttea spoon desi ghi dalo khilo easily kha lega

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| Jun 02, 2016

hi my baby girl is 19 months old... she use to have her 3 meals properly. but Lately she. s troubling a lot for having food despite of me trying new foods too for her. At the most she now eats 1 meal in a day. what could be the cause?

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| Dec 04, 2016

very nice and useful article fr me also ....thnx

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| Oct 03, 2019

how many times we have to feed 7 months old baby... ?

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| Oct 03, 2019

is it good to give pumpkin soup for 7 months baby... ?

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| Jul 12, 2020

Plz suggest 7 month baby diet plan

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