5 tips to get your toddler to stop being a picky eater

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Having trouble getting your child to eat the food you prepared? Well, with these tips, we're sure that you'll soon be able to make your child less picky!

Kids are notoriously picky eaters. Any parent will tell you of all sorts of crazy things that they have to do to get their kids to eat their food.

To save you from the stress of trying to feed your little picky eater, we asked our mums and dads from ParentTown to give us their best tips!

1. Make the food creative!

Daddy Joey Smith shares this brilliant idea: “Try to be creative in terms of food presentation like cutting them into different shapes. Aside from that, I let my child be familiar with different food textures by allowing her to touch her food.”

Chefs always say “you eat with your eyes.” And for kids, who love visual stimulation, making the food look yummier than it tastes is a good idea so that you won’t have trouble feeding your kid.

2. Be sneaky about it

Yuna Liz shares her awesome advice when it comes to picky eaters:

“Perhaps you can play with textures, colours and mixing flavours? If your toddler refuses to eat his greens, mix it in something he likes, for example, home made patties, nuggets or meatballs are great places to hide vegetables and other undesirables foods.”

She adds, “If you child suddenly finds his minced meat porridge unappetizing, turn the rice-meat combo into something else like baked rice. At that age, toddlers are constantly pushing the limits to everything and being picky about food is one of them. Instead of overhauling all your ingredients, just think of different ways to serve and cook the same foods.”

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