Four Tips for Encouraging Toddlers to Eat Well

One of the hardest things with having a toddler – well, with having a child of any age, probably – is teaching them to be healthy eaters. It’s a big topic in our house right now, mostly because becoming a fully-fledged toddler means my baby boy is making more of his food decisions for himself. So, how do I have a child who eats lots of fruits and veggies, lots of “different” foods (like hummus and bbq ribs) and will always try whatever’s on mama’s plate? Well, let me give you my tricks of the trade. Not that they’re miracle workers. But they do help.

1. We eat healthy ourselves. We don’t keep much in the way of junk food in our house. The worst snack you’ll find in my pantry is Pirate Booty and maybe some oatmeal cookies (they’re the hubby’s fave). We have lots of fresh fruits and veggies in the fridge. And we let Ricky see us eat the same healthy foods that he eats. This is one of the biggest reasons, in my opinion, why he’ll eat as well as he does...Continue reading at The Mommyhood Project

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