A picky eater can be the perfect definition of a nightmare. It does not have to frustrating anymore if food is the main topic in your household. Here are a few tips and tricks to get them eating and to finally end the power struggle during meal times.
1. Let them pick
Go grocery shopping with them, let your kid pick out which vegetable they want to eat. If you plant your own vegetables, let them join in and help with the reaping. They are more likely to eat as it was their personal choice.
2. Bribe Your Picky Eater
This tip is just as it comes. Although some may argue that it isn’t right when it comes to a fussy eater you have to do it. Place an accepted food close and the food they just won’t eat. Tell your picky eater if they eat their broccoli they will get the ice lolly. This one definitely works but may not be a long time one.
3. Shift meal times
Shift dinner and snack time in such a way that at dinner or lunch they will be more hungry thus increasing their chances of eating. Let snack time be at a specific time and dinner later than usual. The child will be hungry and will eat without a fuss.
4. Be the role model
Organize meal times to be family meals, as most of us tend to have meal time for kids then meal time for us later. Be the role model for your kid. Prepare meals and eat them at the same time. Letting them feed themselves.
5. Make meals fun
Invite them to help you prepare dinner, get them involved. Make animals or smiley faces with the food. Get creative with the food. Play games while having meals and I guarantee you won’t have a fussy eater no more. You could also get some fun kitchen appliances such as this waffle maker with Disney characters to make food look more interesting.
What strategies did you use on your fussy eater?