Help! My baby doesn’t want to eat—3 smart tips!
Do you have a baby who’s just started to eat solid food and is wary of anything new? Here are our best tips for how to get your baby to enjoy mealtime.
1. LET YOUR CHILD BE WITH YOU AND WATCH YOU COOK
It’s fascinating for your baby to watch you cook. Give your child a bib and a spoon so he or she can taste, smell and feel the food while you cook.
2. MAKE IT FUN
You eat with your eyes, so having a lot of color in the food and investing in dinnerware in happy colors and interesting shapes are great ideas. And, last but not least, it usually works to buzz, hum or fly the food into your kids’ mouths, so they give you a big smile and open their mouths.
3. LET YOUR CHILD EXPLORE ON THEIR OWN
Most kids enjoy eating once they get to self-feed. Let your child eat and explore whatever way they want to, with a spoon or their hands. Then you can have an extra spoon on the side filled with food that you occasionally sneak into the mouth of your little explorer.