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Why are children fussy eaters?

By | Picky Eaters

Fussy eaters are when children are picky about what they eat. It means they eat a limited number of foods. It oftn means they won’t try foods. Many fussy eaters want their food to be prepared the same way every time. It’s pretty common and happens for lots of different reasons. Let’s take a look at why fussy eating occurs in kids. Why Fussy Eating Happens Taste Preferences: Kids have their own taste buds, just like adults. Some foods taste yummy to them, while others don’t. They might like sweet foods but not spicy ones, or prefer crunchy snacks over…

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Picky Eater Tip #3

By | Picky Eaters

Picky eaters cause parents a lot of stress. Parents worry about their child’s nutritional intake. They try very hard to get their picky eater back on track. Sometime, the parents strategies work. Sometime, the whole thing keeps getting worse. Do you have a picky eater? Let’s look at Picky Eater Tip #3. It is important to set regular mealtimes and snacks. Why do we need to set regular mealtimes and snacks? You need to set a regular meal and snack time schedule. Track your child’s eating times for three days. Look at the pattern. Decide where you need to make…

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Picky Eater Tip #1

By | blogs, Picky Eating

You have a picky eater and it is causing stress for your whole family. Parents who come into our Bondi Junction clinic clinic will often tell our Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists that what really worries them is their child’s nutritional intake. They worry that their child aren’t getting enough calories. They are concerned that they aren’t getting the minimum daily amounts of vitamins and minerals. Let’s look at Picky Eater Tip #1. It is not about the vegetables. When is comes to helping your picky eater become more adventurous, in the beginning we need to set aside concerns about…

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Picky Eater Tip #2

By | Picky Eaters

If you have a picky eater then you know how challenging it can be to introduce new foods into their diet. Picky eaters are easily overwhelmed by new foods. It is often a reaction to the look, the smell, the texture and the colour of the new foods.  Let’s look at Picky Eater Tip #2. Serve new foods in tiny portions. Why do we serve tiny portions? Trying new foods can be overwhelming for fussy eaters. How do you stop new foods from being overwhelming for your child? You make them ‘underwhelming’. The best way to do this is to…

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Picky eater tip #4 – involve your child in shopping and cooking

By | Picky Eaters

WHY IS THIS SUCH AN IMPORTANT THING? Picky eaters really benefit from exposure to a variety of foods. Most importantly, research shows that picky eaters who spend time shopping for different foods and making different food are more likely to try the new foods – eventually! When your picky eater sees the same limited number of foods they currently eat, they are very unlikely to try anything new. Let’s look at out Picky eater tip #4. First, take your child shopping They can pick the vegetables and fruit and out them in the shopping trolley. Talk about the different foods….

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Are you ready to start your baby on solids

How to start your baby on solids

By | Picky Eaters

Successfully starting your baby on solids is an exciting milestone that opens up a whole new world of tastes and textures for your little one. It can be a fun and rewarding experience for both you and your baby. Here are some simple steps and tips to make the journey to start your baby on solids a smooth and enjoyable experience. When To Start Your Baby On Solids Most babies are ready to start solids around six months old. Look for signs like: Good head control: Your baby has good head control and can sit up with minimal support. Interest…

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Boy sitting with his dad and the boy is a picky eater

Why Children are Picky Eaters

By | Picky Eaters

So… you have a picky eater. It causes stress for the whole family. You’re worried about your child’s nutritional intake. You’ve tried to get them to try new foods. Then you explained why they have to eat more foods. Maybe you even begged – but you keep hitting a brick wall. We see many picky eaters in our Bondi Junction and Mascot clinics. Most of the children in our clinics are picky eaters. We understand the stress that families go through when children want to eat the same, limited range of foods. Picky eating behaviours starts at a fairly young…

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