Toddlers begin to learn new things very fast and have no patience for the same things. Toddlers are usually fussy and finicky regarding food and this is a very common problem for which you don’t have to worry at all. The only way to deal with toddlers is patience, love and providing lot of interesting varieties of foods with proper nutrition value.
Health drinks are an important part of toddler food habits as these provide various essential nutrients and can be easily digested. Snacks for kids are also interesting and your toddler can munch them while taking in all the nutrition value.
Interesting Health Drinks For Toddlers
According to experts milk and water are the most important drinks for your toddlers. Often kids are fussy about milk and therefore to make it interesting add some sugar and some flavor to it. You can mix strawberry flavor or chocolate or vanilla and accordingly your kid will happily drink a new health drink everyday without even realizing that it is milk!
To make your kid drink water more provide water in an interesting way. Remember kids are the most innocent beings and can be molded like soft clay. Put water in cute looking tea bottles or bottles with pop tops to make it easily accessible.
Also you can bring some pretty mugs with your kid’s favorite cartoon character on it and let him or her sip the drink. You can also drink water several times in front of your kid as they learn whatever examples the parents set. Drinking more water will be beneficial for you as well.
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Avoid giving caffeinated drinks or sodas to your toddlers. Fruit juices of different kinds and also flavored health drinks with good nutritional value can be quite interesting to the toddlers. It’s best to consult your pediatrician before considering giving health drinks from the market to your toddlers.
Interesting Ideas For Food For Toddlers
Healthy snacks can provide the essential nutrition while the toddlers will happily agree to have them. Grains are important for the growing toddlers and can be provided through low-sugar cereals and cheerios. Snacks are also a great way to keep the kid busy while you can complete your essential chores.
Presenting the food in a cute and pretty way by making a smiley or a sun with jam, fruits pieces and yogurt can create the interest in your kid to nibble on it. You can also let your little toddlers use their own creative ways to make shapes out of the fruits which will motivate them more towards the food.
Create a fusion of fruits, snacks like graham crackers and small pieces of vegetables like carrots and cabbage to create a lovely effect on the toddler. Your toddler will most willingly have all the best nutrition from this mix of fruits, vegetables and snacks!
During the summer you can even consider using a mix of all favorite fruits to make a Popsicle mold by adding your kid’s favorite fruit juice, a Popsicle stick and freezing all of these together which the kid will happily have like an ice-cream stick.
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