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Picky Eater Tip #3 – set regular mealtimes and snacks.

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 Tip #3. It is important 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 improvements. How do you know if the schedule is ok? Let’s look…

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Picky Eater Tip #1 – it’s not about the vegetables

By | blogs, Picky Eaters

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. When is comes to helping your picky eater become more adventurous, in the beginning we need to set aside concerns about nutritional intake. Unless your child has significant medical issues, we need to  address…

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Picky Eater Tip # 2 – Serve new foods in tiny portions

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. How do you stop new foods from being overwhelming for your child? You make them ‘underwhelming’. The best way to do this is to present them: in very small pieces in very small quantities on very small plates or in very small cups Research shows that picky eaters are more likely 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. First, take your child shopping They can pick the vegetables and fruit and out them in the shopping trolley. Talk about the different foods. Describe what they look like and feel like….

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Successfully starting your baby on solids

By | Picky Eaters

Your baby has just turned 6 months old and the day has arrived! You’re ready to start your little one on solids! You’ve got the food ready and you’ve bought a lovely new spoon. What now? How do you start your baby on solids? Is there a choking risk? What if they gag or vomit? What texture should the food be? There are so many questions that parents have when they start their baby on solids. At OneOnOne Children’s Therapy, our Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists are very familiar with these concerns parents have. Let’s hear what they have to…

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Three reasons 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 clinic. Most of the children in our Sydney clinic 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 age….

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