QuestionsCategory: Feeding ChildrenMy child is 8 months old and I've read so much about picky eaters – can I avoid it and how can I spot if it is happening (question received by email to Riverside Cares)
Riverside Cares Staff asked 5 months ago
1 Answers
Riverside Cares Staff answered 5 months ago

Emma:  Picky eating is a phase of development that many children go through, often from around 18 months.  Fussy eating is usually characterised by children refusing to eat a food or spitting it out.  In order to avoid food refusal, it’s important to continue to offer your child a wide variety of foods, not to worry or make too much fuss if a food isn’t eaten, and to re-offer refused foods on a later occasion without any pressure for the child to eat it.  For more information, check out the Child Feeding Guide: https://www.childfeedingguide.co.uk/tips/common-feeding-pitfalls/food-refusal/
Jill: Most children will eat when hungry so try not to worry if your child is growing and gaining weight it will be an indication that they are getting enough calories
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