If your little one would rather play than eat, here's what you can do.
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If you have a little child around 3-6 years old, it could be challenging to get him to eat. A child around this age has a short attention span. They often only like to eat what they've had before, and although you would like to give them only what they want, you also want to look after their health.
Be a good role model
Your little one is very much likely to copy whatever it is that he sees. So if he sees you and the rest of your family enjoying nutritious and delicious food, he would definitely not want to be excluded from all the fun!
Involve your child in the cooking process
Kids want to be involved in fun things, so try to make cooking interesting for them. Involving them in the process, like picking out the vegetables and showing them how they are cooked would definitely make them feel more interested to eat what they have helped prepare.
Offer a lot of options
One of the best ways to get your child to eat is if you let him feel like he has control over what he eats. Give him several healthy options and let him pick out which one he likes best. When he chooses, tell him how he made a great choice and that the one he picked was actually one of your best recipes.
Be creative in the kitchen
Young kids are very visual, so you have to make sure you cook delicious and nutritious meals that are colorful and appealing. And if in case your child really avoids veggies, sneak those healthy bits in by pureeing and blending them. You can also turn them into fun-colored dips and sauces!
Make water interesting
If you find it challenging to make sure your child gets enough water, you can turn drinking into a fun activity. Give your child his very own water bottle and mark it with lines or a drawing of his favorite things to indicate how much he needs to drink every now and then. You also need to take into consideration the quality of the water that you give your child. He may be refusing to drink because the water he's drinking does not taste okay. Make sure you give him distilled drinking water like Wilkins. It undergoes 8 stages of purification so you're sure that you are giving your child only the best and safest water.
You can also create refreshing drinks by infusing it with your child's favorite fruits. Using Wilkins Distilled Drinking Water, fill up his water bottle halfway through. Add the fruit slices and chill in the fridge for an hour or overnight. The next day, you and your child can enjoy a nice fruit-infused drink that will keep you hydrated and refreshed.
Making your child eat shouldn't be a struggle everyday, try out these simple tricks and see if your child's appetite and attitude towards food changes. Got your own #DropsOfCare tips and child feeding hacks? Post them here!
This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Wilkins Distilled Drinking Water.