Picky Eating

If you have or know a toddler, the chances are good that he has gone through phases of picky eating. This kind of eating is normal for toddlers as their food needs change and as they develop more independence and stronger preferences.

Picky eating questions seem ubiquitous amongst moms - the ones I know and the many I encounter online in social media groups. Posts range from one extreme to the other. I remember that one mom asked what to do with her toddler who would only eat five foods, including eggs, mac and cheese and bread and butter. Nothing else. How frustrating and difficult that must be! While picky eating is normal to some extent, it can become extreme and unmanageable if it isn’t handled properly. How can we avoid getting to that place with our little ones?

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