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Mam i hve 2 little daughters.. elder is 4+ yrs and little one is 2 + how to treat with both of child ... due to that my elder daughter is always crying and she did nt eat anything in hall day her school teacher's always complaint her lunch box ..what should i do



Rebecca Prakash Revauthi Rajamani please help

Hi
Try to make their plate colourful. Make use of all ur art skill to draw something r shape their food on plate with Moulds. This will make a difference.
Let the kid eat herself, let it be messy, they always like to feel the texture, let them feel it and eat it. This methid appreciates most of the kids eat at least half the portion of their food.
There is a trick, if they are sweet toothed, add a little more of strawberry puree, sweet potato purees on their plated food.
Try to speak, recite some poems, listen to music. Distract them when they are fussy.
Give them finger foods paneer fingers, cheese veggie cutlets, boiled carrots etc
The rule is feed them on demand, .
;Feed him new set of food one at a time in small amounts only instead of serving a heavy meal. Do not give him sugary foods an hour before meal or during snack time.
Now that your elder one goes to school help her write her home work. Talk about her day at school .give choice to choose for lunch.

When the child has good relationship with the food there will not be any food strike, How do we create one? A child who is forced fed will have disliking for food. When they sit before the plate they will know" they like it or they don't like it.. They are hungry or not hungry, mummy is going to force feed" Same applies with distracted feed. If your child is 1. 5 yrs and above do the following things:
1. Take the child to market and get excited about vegetables.
2. Make him/her to select vegetables, go for colourful ones.
3. Ask them to seperate, clean and take help in arranging it in the fridge, make them to wash and cut the vegetables (plastic knife) and cook it however it was badly cut.
4. Appreciate the food and say its yummy tasty etc.
5. Eat along with them.
This way you will be able to crate an interest and you will not be doing this for ever, just for some time so have patience. Remember vegetables can't be hidden in Paratha, pureed and added in roti or added in maggi. You can't cheat a child forever, sooner or later they will know you have added beetroot puree in thier roti and will reject it royally. Transparency is very important when you bring up your child, so don't cheat them. Remember if a particular vegetable or dish is rejected by the child, cook the same thing after a week or so. Don't quit saying " he doesn't like lauki". If we offer the same food on 20 different occasions they will definitely get a liking and eat. Keep away all the chips, biscuits and cookies or make once a week or as a treat. if the child is going to finish half packet of biscuits then you can't expect him/her to finish her dal chawal. By this time the child should be on 3 meals plus 2 snacks. Meals should have all the food groups like carb, protein, fat and vitamins. Roti/ rice; sabzi with ghee on top of it will make one wholesome meal. Eggs and oranges as snacks will complete their requirements. Curd can also be offered as snack or as dip for Roti. If you are offering more than 400 ml of milk everyday then reduce it to 200 ml, because milk will just fill their tummy leaving no space for solids.
Let your kid fall in love with food and look forward to pleasant meal times.

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