“Fish Mommy, fish!”
This became a familiar request from my two-year old. Anything fish is a winner for her, other than that is a total no-no. I would even research different type of food I can serve to encourage her to explore different tastes but it’s always been a challenge.
The easiest way to deal with this is to give-in to her request and feed her fish all day long. But easiest isn’t always what’s best for her. One type of food cannot supply the vitamins and minerals she needs for the day. (I kind of hear my mom somewhere along that line.)
I’m really not a fan of supplements but out of desperation, I consulted our Pedia of what I can give my child to help boost her appetite.
According to her, although supplements might help increase a child’s appetite, she would rather recommend using discipline and consistency instead. She introduced me the 20-minute rule. She advised doing this for a span of two-weeks to develop the habit.
We are currently at day two of this practice and I think there is already a little improvement in her eating habit.
I look forward to seeing and sharing the result with you. Should you have other techniques and practices in dealing with picky-eaters, feel free to comment below.