Today, we are excited to share this post by fellow blogger, etsy shop owner, and nutritionist: Megan Birkel. Megan is mama to her sweet toddler Olivia. Like many other mothers, she struggles daily to get her picky toddler to eat healthy foods. With her expertise as a nutritionist, she has some really valuable tips and advice for fellow mamas who are in the same boat. Megan will be sharing more posts in the near future about nourishment for toddlers. We are excited to have her!
One of the most glamorous parts of motherhood (besides the obvious diaper duties, snot patrol, etc.) is feeding those little ones and picking up the mess they leave behind. Except when they decide to stop eating.
Inevitably all kids are going to go through picky eating stages (this is usually at its worst during toddler and preschool age) and honestly, it’s not been my favorite time.
All mothers obviously want to give their kids the best and that definitely includes a nutritious diet. So when your toddler goes on a hunger strike, it’s unsettling and hard to know what to do. I’ve got a few pieces of advice from my own experience both as a Nutritionist and as a mother (to a currently hunger striking 20 month old) and hopefully you’ll find something in these 5 tips that you can add to your tool box to help you get through this exasperating time!
2. Stick to a schedule.
3. Try not to assign “good” and “bad” labels.
4. When you’re desperate, a calorie is a calorie.
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