Nutrition for 0 - 2 year oldsAre you a parent of a newborn, infant or toddler; who is concerned about your little one's nutritional needs? Join our discussion to clear your doubts, share your journey, know from our experts and explore more about nutrition for your child.
Leena JumaniDec 27, 2019
@Team ParentCircle This is quite informative. I wish I got some guidance like this when I became a mother for the first time nearly 13 years ago. But, I am sure these easy-peasy recipes will help lot of new mothers.Reply
Roopa MSep 25, 2019
@Rihana Sachdev Hi, usually babies /toddlers like fruits because fruits are usually sweet. Your baby enjoys veggies, which is good. I think he will slowly develop a liking towards fruits also because most fruits, especially fruits like mangoes, sweet strawberries, watermelon and other juicy fruits are hard to resist. Try to make smoothies or natural fruit juice at home with food processor and offer him. Have you tried mixing fruits with cereal and his regular food? Try to mix fruits like bananas and berries in pancakes and other food. Present it in a fun way sometimes. He might like ripe avacados. You can mash it too. You can use pineapples, bananas, and jackfruit in sooji/Kesaribhath, banana bread and other home made food. Boiling and cooking fruits this way may result in some percentage loss of some vitamins but try to feed him little sometimes to help him enjoy different flavours and healthy desserts. As he grows older, you can come up with more creative ways of introducing different kind of fruits in the form of carved fruits or fruit salad with or without custard. Hope this helps. All the Best :)Reply
Reshma LalSep 27, 2019
@Rihana Sachdev Hi Rihana! My little one too was quite a fussy eater, but do not lose hope. I tried giving him fruits in different forms - mixed with milk and cornflakes, with custard and even with curd. Gradually, he started liking certain fruits and now that he is almost 2.4 years old he asks for fruits voluntarily. There are certain fruits that he will start liking. Moreover, at this age try to give the fruit with something, just fruits alone might not be tempting enough for your son.Reply