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No more meal-time meltdowns!!

Is your little one a picky eater? Are they texture sensitive when it comes to eating curtain foods?

Here are some tips and tricks to try.

Change it up:

To help your child out, try preparing and presenting the foods they struggle with in a different way. If mashed potatoes make your kid cringe, try baked potatoes with their favorite topping or slicing them up and frying them in a pan. 

Adjust temperature:

Too hot? Too cold? Major problem. At least for these kids. Something as simple as the temperature being off can ruin a meal for them.

Casual table time:

Sitting down to an activity that’s uncomfortable is stressful enough without adding the pressures of a formal setting. Snacks, games and laughter can help diffuse the stress and help your child better connect to the family and the situation.

Change the venue:

Eating outside provides them with the sensory input they need and gives them a chance to play and eat at the same time. And sometimes eating in a new or different place removes the stress and negative emotions they may have built up toward your own dinner table.

Strengthen muscle tone:

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard the phrase “but it’s too hard” come out of my picky one’s mouth while trying to encourage him to eat. Eating can seem as daunting as climbing a mountain if your child’s muscles aren’t strong enough to eat their food without tiring.

For more info

MEAL-TIME MELTDOWNS: How to Avoid Sensory Meltdowns during Meal-time

 

 

 

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