@Saibal Saha Hunger levels can fluctuate in children depending on the season, activity levels or if they keep snacking too often. Try cutting down on snacks and give a gap of around 3 hrs or more between meals. Generally kids snack during the day and if they eat few cookies or chips an hour before their mealtime, they won't eat well during mealtimes. Try to make a menu for the week and include all that you feel is essential for him. Be creative to make it as appetizing as possible. Solid food is more important at this age than juice, milk etc., After sometime, you might notice weight gain... Fresh fruit is the best choice for snack time because fruits like apples, pears, berries, watermelon etc., are nutritious but mostly water and not so filling. This will make him eat a good meal. As moms, one of our main concerns is nutrition and it’s natural to be concerned. How true is the notion that a chubby child is the healthiest child? :-) People generally believe that and even comment but if the child is active, healthy, and eating a wholesome diet, don’t worry that much. However, the child’s pediatrician is the best judge. Do speak to your physician about all your concerns just to make sure everything is fine. All the best !
@Lakshmi Hi, like all other childhood concerns and habits, this habit also will change. This is just a passing phase. It's difficult to change some habits immediately, it might take time. You probably have already spoken to her. Here are some suggestions.. Serve her food with her friends.. Serve something very interesting like pizza, pudding or something that she really likes and just observe if she eats properly. In their presence she will mostly eat normally like others. Later on, remind her that she ate well and if she could eat like that, then she can change her habit without effort, and appreciate her for following table manners or anything that you observed. Don't feed her in front of TV. Tv programs could be distracting her from eating properly. Feed her only when she is hungry. When she is hungry there is no way she will take her own sweet time to chew. Come up with more creative ways to handle this.. Hope you are successful soon. All the Best!
@ROOPA M Hi Roopa, Thanks so much for those big positive words and the suggestions as well. Also, you picked it right, TV had been a bad food habit for her. will take it to correct it. Hope I am successful !! And I guess I agree with you, will be bit more patient and get some more ideas. Thanks so much once again, love n light to you !! Lakshmi
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