Top Tips to ensure Healthy Eating Habits for Infants/Toddlers

When Sarika’s son started losing hair when he was 8 months old, she  thought it’s just some normal calcium deficiency.  Its only when she  approached a diet expert, did she come to know the reasons behind the  excessive hair loss at that age. She was relieved to find the right  reason & solution to her child’s medical situation.

In a country like ours, where we have a kitchen remedy for almost  every issue, it’s easy to overlook the importance of an expert opinion  for our child’s health & diet issues.

Toddlers aged 1-3 years are growing and developing quickly and it’s an  important time to make sure they are eating well. Toddlers need a diet  made up of foods from the all main food groups, in the right balance  and in portion sizes just right for them. Their medical conditions &  habits need attention at the right time too.

If your child prefers a single type of food, indulging in sugary foods  only then as a parent you must reach out to an expert. Nutrition is a  science & is well understood by the experts who can guide you in the  right direction. The duties of pediatric nutritionists revolve around  the health of children. Pediatric dietitians plan menus, incorporating  balanced diets supporting healthy nourishment. They also counsel  children or parents on healthful eating and basic nutrition.

Any behavioral issues of infants or toddler are also best understood  by these experts.

So in short they are your best guide for situation like –

1. Snacking options for toddlers
2. Till what age you should breastfeed your child?
3. Screen addiction during meal. What can be done for that?
4. How to introduce solids to infants
5. How to continue feeding after joining back work

These and many other issues make a toddler’s parent life very  difficult. We often seek information & cures from internet & other  parents who have been through this earlier. However every child &  every situation is different & the solutions applicable to them may or  may not work for you. Hence it is highly advisable to approach the  right expert for your queries & doubts.

Leading preschool & daycare Safari Kid is conducting a free Facebook  chat with India’s leading expert – Sonali Shivlani. Sonali is an  Internationally Certified Pregnancy, Lactation and Child Nutrition  Counselor. She is the Executive Director of CAPPA India and the  Director of the Pregnancy Fitness Educator Program – CAPPA  International. In addition to her unique pregnancy and post partum  programs, Sonali is also the co-founder of the Brain Stimulation and  Parenting program for 0-3 years.

Register here to attend the chat