A Guide For Toddler Eating
Toddlers are notoriously picky about food, which can be really difficult for any parent. Are they eating enough? Are they eating enough vegetables? Are french fries considered a vegetable? Soooo many questions, sooooo many concerns. You’re not alone, we feel you!
So HOW do you know if your toddler is eating enough? Kids eat when they’re hungry and they stop when they’re full. Sometimes it’s as easy as that. It’s easy to forget that children have a small tummy and they get full a lot faster on smaller portions than we ever would.
The rule of thumb when it comes to toddler and small children’s portions is to serve them ¼ to ⅓ of an adult portion and that’s plenty for them.
Always make sure to offer them food from every food group, even if they don’t eat it. Often times with children you have to present them with the same food up to a dozen times before they try it or even start to like it. Always present fruits and vegetables with every meal and try to reduce foods with too much sodium.
You’re doing the best you can, we all are. They’ll all grow and be healthy adults, you got this!