Being the mother of a 15-month-old, I have realised how fast these little ones grow in the first two years. It’s really very important to take care of their nutritional intake and their eating habits in these years.
I had a chance to interact with Dr. Indu Khosla, celebrity mom Lara Dutta and her husband and champion Mahesh Bhupathi at the launch of a new flavour of Pediasure Cookies and Cream. I was invited to the event as a mom blogger from BabyChakra and it was an immensely enriching interaction on nutrition, growth and offering right kind of foods to children at the right time!
Dr. Indu Khosla suggested avoiding screen time strictly even if it’s at the cost of the child not eating meals. Also, she very strongly felt that screen time was one of the major reasons for learning disabilities in children. She showed concerns about obesity as well.
In the years, where children go through a growth spurt we might not see weight gain, but they are growing in height or they are building muscles which is more important than weight gain, Dr Khosla said.
Also, as Dr Indu Khosla mentioned, sometimes it takes a lot of effort on your part, for your child to accept the taste of any new food. Do not give up if your child refuses it in the first go. Give it a try after few days, with a different variant of the same food- you may try it in a different form, a different shape. If nothing works, try it when your child is extremely hungry and mark my words, it will work.
Lara Bhupathi shared how important it is for parents to eat healthy and think healthy themselves, in order to inculcate this in the child. Also, physical activities and outdoor play are an integral part of her daughter’s routine which is extremely important for every child to build immunity and metabolism.
Chef Nihal was the star of the show and helped us with some amazing and super yummy recipes with the newly launched Pediasure Cookies and Cream flavour. These were filled with power packed nutrition, super tasty and healthy at the same time!
So when your little one is hungry for a snack or about to go for an activity and you want her/him to have that dose of energy, go for Pediasure Cookies and Cream! Nutrition bhi aur taste bhi!
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