The Reason Why A 1 Year Old Child Doesn’t Want To Eat Rice Is Just Eating Biscuits?
Hello r nI want to ask my daughter who is 1 year old, she has difficulty eating rice, the team I forced every time she saw a spoon instead she cried. When snacking on Marie Regal biscuits she wants whether it’s made of porridge. Besides that, I alternate with fruit and I rarely give the team rice. Is the pattern I described still safe for my child?
Hello Choirun Nita, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Children aged 1 year are expected to be able to eat the same food as their parents. Food for children must be varied and have complete and balanced nutrition, including carbohydrates, protein from animals and plants, healthy fats, vegetables and fruits, and milk. The diet as you mentioned will not be good for your child because Marie's biscuits cannot fulfill all of the children's nutrition mentioned above.
To overcome picky children in eating, you can try the following things:
Always offer a varied menu for children, try to make the children's meal menu the same as their parents' menu, no need to make special foods anymore.
Vary the consistency of food for children, if the child does not want food in the form of porridge, try to provide food that can be held by the child (finger food)
Let the children try to eat by themselves, either eating with their hands (finger food) or with a spoon and fork
Always try to eat together with their parents. Children will imitate their parents to eat
Do not force or lure the child so that the child will eat
Give food in small portions for children, give children freedom if the child wants to add or not.
Try experimenting with the taste of food, giving it spices such as basil, lime leaves, bay leaves, onions, and others
Keep the distance between eating and drinking milk (provide a distance of approximately 2 hours) and do not give snacks before mealtime.
If the child still does not want to eat, so that his weight does not gain or even decreases, consult your child's condition to his child's doctor. Her pediatrician will further evaluate whether there are certain medical conditions that are causing your child to refuse to eat or that are causing her to lose weight.
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