We mummaz are always very particular about what our babies should eat. However, as she graduates from only milk feeds to solids, most of our energy is gone making her ‘love to eat’! In the process we somehow lose focus on all round nutrison and tend to stick to food items she has accepted.
Here is a guide for such tolders. Our focus is let them eat what they love but just cheat them a bit by add ons to the food!
1. Ranjana was focusing to add ful fat milk products for her 14 months old baby. She tried to encorporate paneer, yoghurt, cheese to her son’s diet. Her son would eat curd but could now chew panner or cheese well. Also full fat milk variation was not availbale in her loactily regularly. She would have to be careful as the supply was less so backdated products could be sold. So Ranjana found a way out. Full fat milk is nothing but toned milk plus fat. So she would add toned milk to poridges and make up for full fat milk by adding butter ( milk fat!). As her son was not fond of panner or cheese she would not force them to him but give small peices to keep developing taste. In order to ensure proper milk intake she would add milk and butter to gravies, mashed potatoes, white sauces, which her son loved to eat!
2. Suryani’s son is a moody todler. His favourate food is cerelac. Suryani used to worry if celerac is a proper food for dinner! But it was celerac or nothing for his moody son. So, she started to find a way out and here is what she does- she will prepare ceralac with cow milk and add some butter to it. She will mash some potatoes and add them as well. Since potato is not a strong smeeling food, her son will ejoy the modified cerelac without any mood swings!
So as you would see, normal diet charts may be tought to be followed with naughty and stubborn todlers. So we mumma need to be smart to get them eat a balanced diet. Smart mummaz are we!!