Feed your child without a fuss!

Every parent will tell you that trying to feed a reluctant child is near impossible and absolutetly no fun for anyone involved. Honestly, who enjoys trying to force feed a screaming, crying child? I will definitely not be the first to put my hand up.

But what is it that just makes food such a horrible foe to small children? Is it boredom? Is it the restriction of having to sit in one place for so long? Either way, we have rounded a few up a few of our best food links. Hopefully you'll learn how to turn feeding time into fun time!


I know from experience that nothing is worse than having to eat peanut butter sandwiches for lunch every day for 6 months. Mundane, boring food just about drives children up the wall. When their lives are filled with learning new words and using new colours all day at school, why should their food experiences be boring?

Try mixing things up a little. Healthy, quick and fun foods are pretty much a win-win situation for all Mom and little Johnny.

Live healthy

Children can have different needs to that of the normal preschooler and they may take a little thinking from your side. If, for instance, your child is diabetic, you'll need to think of new ways to make sugar-free food fun.

Moms always have a lot on their plates with general day to day living. Sometimes keeping track of all the vitamins and minerals your child needs can be tricky.

There's always some way of incorporating everything they need into their food though. Whether it be brainy seafood or fun spaghetti that offers them all the goodness it can.

For your little one who's trying his best grow up big and strong, healthy food is always a huge plus. What better way to get him to eat his veggies when they look fun and taste great? You may need to make a diet change of your own though, so beware!

Want some more fun, healthy and tasty recipes for kids? Try these:
What are your tips for feeding your kids without a fuss? Comment below or email them to us at Chatback@parent24.com

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