Moms like you try many different ways to get a distracted eater to eat. You turn the TV on, sing songs, and even act in funny ways. But sometimes, these distractions just don't work. Your child won't open his mouth at all. To help you successfully provide nutrition for kids who are too distracted to eat, below are tips you can try on the next feeding time:
Nutrition for kids tip #1 - Step back.
Figure out why your child isn't eating. The food may be too hot or has a strong flavor. The room may be too noisy. Eliminate all possible distractions and allow your child to relax. Eventually he will turn to his food and begin eating.
Nutrition for kids tip #2 - Let your child tell you when he's hungry.
Kids know when they're hungry. They'll cry until they get fed or they'll simply tell you. Respect your child's own timing. Avoid force feeding the child and let him take control of the spoon.
Nutrition for kids tip #3 –Let your child explore food on his own.
Your child is exploring the world for the first time. He can also explore it through his food. Let him take his time to touch, smell, and even play with it. Things could get a bit messy at the table, but the good news is he will taste and eat his food eventually.
As you try new ways to nourish your child, remember there is Lactum 3+/6+ to help you provide nutrition for kids too distracted to eat. Lactum 3+/6+,with essential nutrients found in food groups from the food pyramid, is now made healthier with Healthy-Nutri Blend** to help make your child to get a healthier 100% nourishment*.
*with 3 balanced meals a day
** Fiber, Lower Added Sucrose, Healthy Calorie Blend in line with expert recommendation (WHO/FAO 2003. Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases. Joint WHO/FAO Expert consultation. WHO. Geneva)