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Food and Nutrition

Eating themselves

Ashwini Bhandari
3 to 7 years

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Updated on Mar 15, 2017

Hi.. i have 4 years baby girl. who doesnt eat by herself. i should feed her till now. how to get a habit in her to eat herself. she wdt very slowly if we give her food to eat. she tdkes 2 hours to est one chapathi. am very much tensd about her. Now i have an anothr child so slhd take care of her.

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ashwini bhandari

| Mar 16, 2017

Thank you mauthili .For ur suggestion.

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Maithili Vora Tripathi

| Mar 16, 2017

depends upon parental habits also.. I think you can give her a dish and allow it to eat it own. and ask her to choose any one of the item which she like.. and make compulsasion to eat it with chapati . and then watch . what she is doing.. don't interfere or put extra pressure ..

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Sudha

| Mar 15, 2017

Hi, Its my experience Im sharing here. in the beginning we used to eat while watching TV. I used to feed my kid first and later we would eat watching TV. once my daughter is 2yrs she started insisting that she wants to watch TV or mobile phone while eating. its so obvious as she sees us eating food that way. we made major changes and started eating on dinning table all together. she used to mess it up but I used to encourage it. she was not ready to accept the new changes regarding eating meals. Gradually she realised that eating food is an serious activity and there is designated place and time to eat. now she eats her food on her own most of the times and at the table always. even if she wants me to feed her at times its no where else in the house except in the balcony or at dining table. And one fixed rule is she has to eat one roti on her own, when ever she wants me to feed her. make food time a family time, where everyone sits together to eat and spend some time for small talks. Encourage kids to set the table, help serve/ pass on little things around the table.

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Shikha Sethi

| Mar 15, 2017

same problem with my 4 years old daughter. she is very slow eater .

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Kamaldeep

| Mar 15, 2017

same problem. with my 6years 9 month daughter

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poonam madharia

| Mar 15, 2017

I 2 have same problem with my 4 yr old daughter... pl reply if there is any solution

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Nidhi Gumaste

| Mar 15, 2017

Even i have same problem with my 4 year old son. He eats only if his fav cartoon is on tv n that too after insisting him.. I ha e to keep him reminding about the food. .

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