10 Tips for Dealing With Young Picky Eaters


Is your young child a picky eater? Some kids simply don’t seem to have much of an appetite. Other children seem reluctant to try anything new, and insist on eating the same foods all of the time.

If your child happens to be a picky eater, you are not alone. The problem of picky eaters is widespread.

Many parents are forced to deal with it. Fortunately, there are ways of persuading a child to eat more or try new foods.

1. Relax

Children are a bit like dogs in that they can sense your mood. What’s more, children often foster the same mood as their parent or parents.

Hence if you are anxious about the meal, you will pass that anxiety directly to your child. This will make them less likely to cooperate with you. Try to make sure you are in a relaxed frame of mind at meal times.

Ideally you should offer your child a decent variety of healthy foods in a calm setting. When you give your child a meal, do not make a big deal about it. Simply put the food on their plate, and wait to see what happens.