10 Tips for Dealing With Young Picky Eaters

  

6. Don’t Force the Issue

When your child refuses to eat or try something new, it can be tempting to threaten him with a punishment if he does not comply with your wishes. Try not to force your child to eat if he does not want to do so.

If you force the issue, your child will only become more stubborn when it comes to food. You should encourage your child to try new foods by talking about the color and texture.

It is also a good idea to put the new food on your child’s plate several times, regardless of whether he eats it or not. By doing this, you will make the new food seem familiar to your child. If your child gets used to seeing a certain food on his plate, he will be more likely to try it.