Feeding Toddlers: 8 Common Mistakes Parents Make

A picky eater or a toddler that won’t eat at all can be frustrating for a parent. You may have read a stack of books or asked fellow parents what they have done, but feeding your child is not a one-size-fits-all process. Here’s how to avoid feeding pitfalls and keep your child on track with lifelong healthy eating habits. By: Toby Amidor, MS, RD

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Mistake #8: Not Regulating Sugary Fluids

Mistake #8: Not Regulating Sugary Fluids

It is recommended that toddlers drink a maximum of a ½ cup of 100% juice per day. Any more than that only adds sugar and may result in your child not being hungry for his or her scheduled meals.

Instead: Get them used to water early on. Or consider mixing ½ water ½ juice instead of all juice to space it out.

 

 

 

 

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