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Ever wonder why your young toddler doesn't want anything but buttered noodles and cheerios?! Because some days, I am at a total loss of what to feed my little 2-year-old! Kelly jumped on a podcast with Amy from Yummy Toddler Food to share some incredible tips to make feeding your little babes way less stressful!
If you are like me and just don't understand how your little went from eating like a maniac to not wanting ANYTHING you put in front of them, don't you worry, because this podcast is for you!
Amy Palanjian, from Yummy Toddler Food, shares that around 17-18 months, your little one is going through developmental changes that might slow their appetite, so it's not that they don't want the food you're putting in front of them, it's just that they may not be as hungry as they once were. This could go on from 1.5 - 6 years old. So you are definitely not alone if you are feeling the heat in the kitchen! 🔥
Don't fret, continue making the same kinds of food that you made for them before this time of slow (or no) eating. This time will not last if you stick to a plan and are prepared! Amy shares a ton of great tips in this podcast, but also on her blog YummyToddleFood.com. This one tip really stood out to me, and it's not to try and guess how hungry your little human is. There is no way to know how much food is going to quench your little one's hunger, just like you don't know how much food will make your partner full, you can't predict how many chicken nuggets your mini will genuinely want.
For this podcast we polled our Facebook Community to find out what questions our moms had for Amy, and she did not disappoint with her answers! So if you want to know the answers to these questions, then it's time to click on over to the podcast to get the "dish"! 🤣
The most important piece of advice I took from this podcast is to FOLLOW THEIR HUNGER. As long as your toddler is reaching their developmental milestones and growing and gaining weight and they seem happy and healthy as their parent, I would let them be the one who tells them how hungry they are.
I want to hear your successes or struggles with food and your littles! Are you struggling like me? I can't wait to implement these new tips with my little guy and I'm sure he's ready for me to stop shoving more food at him and just FOLLOW HIS HUNGER!
Kelly Maher, CLC, CLE
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