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What are some tips to help tame a picky eater?

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To tame a picky eater:

  • Never force-feed.
  • Try different food textures.
  • Change the tempo. Some babies eat fast, others slow.
  • Lessen distractions. Turn off the TV; remove toys.
  • Keep meals 20-30 minutes long.
  • Let Baby touch her food.
  • Follow your baby's timeline. Most begin eating solids at 4-6 months.
  • Try letting Baby feed herself.
  • Keep trying, gently.
  • Don't let on that you're frustrated.
  • Understand who's responsible for what. You feed Baby, but Baby decides what and how much to eat.

From: Is Your Baby a Picky Eater? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/18/2018

SOURCES:

Wright, C. October 2007. Pediatrics,

Mackonochie, A. Lorenze Press, 2006. The Practical Encyclopedia of Pregnancy, Babycare & Nutrition for Babies and Toddlers,

American Dietetic Association: "Introducing Solid Foods" and "Getting Started on Eating Right."

Kalins, D. Robert Rose Inc., 2008. Better Baby Food: Your Essential Guide to Nutrition, Feeding, and Cooking for All Babies & Toddlers,

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital: "Picky Eaters."

University of Michigan Health System: "Feeding Your Baby and Toddler (Birth to Age Two)."

Piette, L. Three Rivers Press, 2006. Just Two More Bites: Helping Picky Eaters Say Yes to Food,

Mackonochie, A. Lorenz Books, 2006. The Practical Encyclopedia of Pregnancy, Babycare and Nutrition for Babies and Toddlers,

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Wright, C. October 2007. Pediatrics,

Mackonochie, A. Lorenze Press, 2006. The Practical Encyclopedia of Pregnancy, Babycare & Nutrition for Babies and Toddlers,

American Dietetic Association: "Introducing Solid Foods" and "Getting Started on Eating Right."

Kalins, D. Robert Rose Inc., 2008. Better Baby Food: Your Essential Guide to Nutrition, Feeding, and Cooking for All Babies & Toddlers,

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital: "Picky Eaters."

University of Michigan Health System: "Feeding Your Baby and Toddler (Birth to Age Two)."

Piette, L. Three Rivers Press, 2006. Just Two More Bites: Helping Picky Eaters Say Yes to Food,

Mackonochie, A. Lorenz Books, 2006. The Practical Encyclopedia of Pregnancy, Babycare and Nutrition for Babies and Toddlers,

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

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