In an earlier article, we discussed different ways of making mealtimes happier. The next challenge that parents often face is getting young children to eat new food items. Expanding their child’s diet by introducing new food items can be a cause of concern for some parents.
In this article, we will cover ways to introduce new food items to children.
Thomas M. Reimers’s book, Help! There’s a Toddler in the House!, published by Boys Town Press, mentions a step-by-step method of introducing new food items to children. This involves two key steps, i.e. creating a reward jar and then introducing new food items.
Here are a few things you can do while introducing the new food items to your children.
Stay consistent and patient throughout this process. Like all the other parenting challenges, trying new food items is also likely to take months or even years to become a part of the child’s life. In case you feel that the child’s nutritional needs are not being met, you should reach out to the paediatrician.
How do you introduce new food items to your children? Have you tried this strategy before? Let us know in the comments below or drop a line at [email protected].
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