Eating problem of my child
Created by Updated on Sep 08, 2014
My daughter is of years but she is a fussy eater, she is so choosy about her food. from last 3 days i had started Pedia sure for her, Please tell me what i have to do?????? send me some diet chart for her also. And one more thing she like to eat sweet things .
| Sep 08, 2014
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| Sep 09, 2014
Hi Jyoti, fussy eating is a very common scenario these days. You could try--making food attractive to her; dress up a round sandwich to look like a rabbit with whiskers and ears made of cucumber, slice up a roti thinly and toss it with veggies to make roti noodles or just think of ways to make food look like her fave cartoon character; also try offering her a variety of food items, something sweet for breakfast, a fruity dahi with rice for lunch, and some savoury vegetable tikkis for dinner. The aim should be get to her veggies, fruits, carbs, proteins etc... all food groups and not necessarily routine roti-subzi. A cutlet made of mashed boiled vegetables is also healthy for these young children. Also, if she has normal motions, is a happy child, with an adequate gain of height (height gain is more important than weight gain at this stage), then that means that she is getting the right amount of nutrition and you are successful in your endeavours. So enjoy. Hope this helps.
| Sep 09, 2014
Hi Jyoti, do not worry too much. Children are fussy but they also get around it. Feed her what she likes and as much as she likes. Do not make food a stressor by pre-deciding how much quantity she should. Also, experiment with food. If she likes sweet, give her mashed banana in yogurt which is healthy for small stomachs. Also, remember no child can go hungry. If she will be hungry, she will eat. hope this helps.
| Sep 09, 2014
Hi Jyoti, My children were also very fussy eating but then as they grew up, it was better. Sometimes, we as parents fret more while the child is okay with her eating habits. We think what we are giving to them and in whatever quantity is what they should eat, but this may not work always. Give her fruits to eat, stewed, or made into milk shakes; grains can go as kheer, khichdi or dalia, proteins can be in form of egg, sauteed paneer cubes or cheese slices. Give her finger foods as children enjoy eating on their own. Keep cubed and diced fruit, paneer before her and let her eat on her own. Put rice in a bowl and let her eat with her hands. Once she enjoys experimenting with food, she will also enjoy eating it.
| Sep 11, 2014
An advise, pediasure is very heavy that the reason child doesnt feel hungry at all. Paediatric always suggest to give solid to children Just try to give her after dinner... not during the day time. Make her involve in physical activity.... cycling, walk in park... play with kid for an hr in the evening. It will help to enhance is appetite.