Tips for active feeding

TIPS THAT HELP IN ACTIVE FEEDING BY THE CHILD

 

  • Sit with your child and feed, interact actively and enjoy feeding your child.
  • You should understand your baby’s signals and needs of hunger ( as well as satiety) and respond appropriately.
  • Talking and naming the food being given and describing its texture, taste and smell stimulates the child to stay interested.
  • Do not threaten, show anger or force meals at children who refuse to eat.
  • Give your child a separate bowl to easily monitor the food intake.
  • Children over 1 year of age should be assisted in feeding and supervised while eating.

 

Safety tips

 

  • Maintain strict personal hygiene.
  • Wash all utensils; cooking area/chopping board.
  • Food should be fresh and prepared immediately before they are eaten.
  • Opened containers of baby’s food should be covered and stored in a refrigerator for no longer than two days.
  • Use small spoon to feed the baby.
  • A baby put to bed with a bottle (milk, fruit juice or sweetened beverage) can develop bottle mouth, resulting in tooth decay. Use plain water if a bottle is necessary.
  • Avoid foods that may cause the baby to choke (popcorn, nuts, potato chips, whole kernel corn, berries, grapes, hot dogs, raw vegetables, raisins, cereal flakes).