Overcoming Children Fear Of Eating Rice?
HealthReplies.com ,, my child is a 22 month old girl who never eats rice, don’t eat, see rice or rice sticky on her feet, she cries screaming, how do I handle it, I have done various ways, her child is active, rarely gets sick , even so I feel worried Doctor ..
Hello Novita, Thank you for the question.
Has your child previously experienced traumatic events related to giving rice, for example being forced to eat rice? In general, this reaction can occur if the child experiences a traumatic event related to what he is afraid of. Does your child want to eat other foods? There are several things you can try to do:
invite your children to eat together and you can try eating rice in front of your child. Tell the child that rice is not a dangerous thing and that you are not afraid to eat it. By watching you eat rice, it is hoped that the child will slowly understand that eating rice is not a scary thing
try to give him other foods he likes and give a small portion of rice mixed with the food so that the rice is camouflaged with other foods
try different forms of rice such as animals or movie characters that your child likes (bento rice)
try giving the rice porridge a little bit at a time to introduce different forms of rice to your child
try feeding with a varied or colorful dining area so that the child is more willing to eat
don't force your child to eat rice, if the child doesn't want to, you can try again later
provide other carbohydrate substitutes such as bread, pasta, potatoes, sweet potatoes
What is no less important is paying attention to the development of children including their body weight. As long as your child is getting other sources of carbohydrates, you generally don't have to worry. However, if you are still worried about this, you can consult a pediatrician.
Hope this information is helpful.