Picky eaters are definitely no fun. I have a house full of them. I think that I have tried everything known to make sure that my little ones get all of their nutrients, but sometimes I just feel like I am failing. That’s right. FAILING. I have tried toddler drinks before, but there is something out there now from Gerber that my smallest just can’t get enough of. Making the transition into toddlerhood can be trying, especially with a picky eater, but it doesn’t have to be.
There are certain things that you can do to help with a picky eater and getting all of their nutrition. They may have some favorite foods, but maybe not every nutrient is covered in those favorite foods. I know that my little ones really love pasta, chicken and of course anything sweet. They will eat vegetables every once in a while, but they typically have to be hidden. Gerber Good Start Grow Toddler Drink is there to help fill in the nutrient holes that your little one may be missing from their favorite meals.
I have 5 Tips For A Picky Eater that I would love to share with you, since I have been dealing with picky eaters for years. My latest picky eater is 18 months old. It can be trying, but with these tips, it can be made easier. Here is your formula for happiness with a picky eater.
1. As a parent, eat healthy foods yourself. You are setting the example for your little one by showing them that you are eating these foods so they should, too. If you don’t like a food, don’t make a disgusted face in front of your little one. They need to be able to decide whether they like the food on their own and not based on your response.
2. Keep offering the new food. It has been noted that it can sometimes take 10 to 15 times of introducing a food for your child to try it, decide they like it, or reject the food completely as something that they just don’t like at all. So keep trying.
3. Don’t prepare meals just for that picky eater. Put items together that you know that they like along with a new food that you are trying to introduce. Chances are they will try that new food if it is paired along with foods that they already know they love.
4. Let them independently feed themselves. Picky may not always be that they don’t like the food. It could just be that they want to be able to feed themselves. They don’t want you doing “airplane” anymore. So let them feel the food out and get messy if they need to!
5. If they are active, it may seem like they are not getting all the nutrients they need. Gerber Good Start Grow Toddler Drink can help with this. You can make sure that they are sitting down at meal times, but that they have a drink filled with nutrients when they aren’t at the table and are on the go. Challenge of an active eater accepted.
Just a few good reasons that Gerber Good Start Grow is your formula for happiness in a picky eaters active lifestyle:
-Probiotics to help support digestive health
-Essential nutrients to help fill common nutrient gaps many toddlers experience
-Has essential nutrients such as Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Potassium
-Most toddlers are not getting the recommended amount of certain key nutrients such as Vitamin E and Potassium
-Even cow’s milk is lacking in Iron and Vitamin C
-DHA and iron to help support brain development
-Non-GMO: not made with genetically engineered ingredients
Welcome to the Toddler Kit Giveaway
I am hosting a giveaway provided by Gerber for you to enjoy the benefits of Stage 3 Gerber Good Start Grow Toddler Drink. This giveaway is the perfect chance to get started!
- Visit the Stage 3 Gerber® Good Start® Grow Toddler Drink website.
- Come back to this post & leave a comment below with your favorite tips or stories of mealtime with kids!
- I will be choosing a winner from the comments via random.org after the giveaway closes on June 27th at midnight, so make sure to leave your email.
- Giveaway is open to US residents only.