Tips for Feeding Your Toddler
Monday, February 20, 2012
What to Feed Them:
According to the Massachusetts’ Department of Health and Human Services, toddlers need to eat according to the Food Pyramid. Here are some ideas: scrambled eggs and cheese; Rice, lentils and yogurt; French toast or pancakes toppled with fruit; English muffin pizza; Hummus with pita bread and cucumbers; Fish cakes and beans.
Being a Toddler Means:
Your one or two year old should be using a cup and not a bottle. They should be feeding themselves and probably making a mess. They should be eating a lot of small meals and snacks. You should encourage your toddler to use a spoon or fork. Eating a lot of small meals and snacks.
Adjust to Eating on their Own:
Parents should give their kids child-sized forks and spoons. Also, it is important to cut up their food into bite sized pieces. If you are trying to get your child to eat a variety of foods offer them new foods along with what they like.