Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: momtoefe | 2009-02-12

Q.

toddler' s diet

my 15mth old daughter still eats more of cereals(like 4-5 times a day),i want to start introducing real solids like what we (adults) eat but i can' t figure out how to,besides she can' t feed herself with a spoon yet,how do i get her to do that?i wonder if she get all her nutritional needs from just cereals?although i give her small amounts of food somtimes when i eat but i want her to be less dependent on cereals and start eating real food.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Your daughter is now old enough to join the family at mealtimes.She should sit in her high chair. Put her food in front of her with a spoon and let her try and feed herself. Her food should be finely mashed at first and later she will start eating more usual foods. She will watch you and her Dad while you eat and will copy you.Do not get stressed if she leaves a lot of her food at first, she will take time to learn. Don't try and force her to eat anything and keep mealtimes happy. Also don't watch her all the time.

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Posted by: momtoefe | 2009-02-13

thanks alot,i really needed help.

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Posted by: S-p | 2009-02-12

She can eat just about anything you eat now - you just have to make sure that it is cut into pieces she can handle, and you can help her still. Finger food is also great, she will get the hang of that quickly ... cheese, soft cooked cubes of veggies, toast, bread, pasta, cubes of soft fruit, crackers, halved cherry tomatoes ... etc!

I don' t think it is healthy for her to live on just cereal - good luck!

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Posted by: Q.... | 2009-02-12

U can visit wwwdotwholesomebabyfooddotcom

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