Some mothers don’t dare to give their babies snacks, because when they have snacks, they will never feel enough. If they eat too many snacks, they will not be able to enjoy dinner. In fact, the baby doesn’t eat dinner is not necessarily because of snacks. If the mother pays attention to the following points, she can effectively control the baby to eat too many snacks.
1. The mother should find reasons from herself.
Generally, babies who are particularly fond of snacks often have eating problems. Mothers should find more reasons from themselves, such as forcing their babies to eat things they don’t like at dinner, always urging them to eat quickly, and failing to create a quiet and pleasant eating environment. As a result, babies fail to eat well at dinner, so they have to rely on snacks to make up for it.
2. The appearance of the food should attract the baby.
Snacks usually cater to the baby’s curiosity in color, fragrance, taste and shape, so they are very attractive to the baby. If the food the mother cooked is not beautiful in appearance and uncomfortable in taste, the baby will easily rely on snacks. Therefore, the mother should pay more attention to the color, fragrance, taste and shape when making dinner for her baby. When the baby has a good dinner, his interest in snacks will naturally decrease.
3. Don’t spoil your baby with snacks.
Some mothers are obedient to their baby’s requirements. If the baby thinks the snacks are delicious, he is allowed to eat them endlessly. This is not right. In fact, mothers can do this. For example, when taking snacks for your baby, it’s better not to let him see the box full of snacks. Because once the baby sees that there is still something in the box, he will ask for it immediately after eating. It’s impossible for him to restrain his wishes at this age. The mother can take out some snacks for the baby in advance and put them in a utensil. The baby thinks that there are only so many snacks, and he will stop after eating.
4. Don’t tempt your baby with snacks.
You can’t tempt your baby to do something with their favorite snacks. In this way, the baby will develop a negative and passive habit of doing things.
1. Do not give your baby jelly, nuts and other snacks. Because when the jelly is inhaled, it will easily block the larynx; the nuts will often slide into the active baby’s trachea and cause suffocation.
2. If the baby always eats poorly at dinner, you can consider not giving him snacks.
3. All kinds of dairy products containing high-quality protein, fat, sugar, calcium and other nutrients, such as yogurt, cheese and pure fresh milk, are very suitable for babies and can be used as snacks for their daily consumption. Pure fresh milk can be drunk in the morning and in the evening before going to bed. Fruit yogurt and cheese are suitable for adding between meals.
4. The fruit is rich in sugar, vitamins and minerals. It not only promotes the baby’s appetite, but also helps digestion. You can give fruit to your baby between lunch and dinner every day, but you must choose fresh and mature fruit, because immature fruit will stimulate your baby’s gastrointestinal tract, causing diarrhea and abdominal distention.
5. All kinds of snacks made of cereal can supplement heat energy. They should be given to the baby in the morning’s extra meal, but not too much. Do not give them to the baby just before the meal, so as not to affect the baby’s good appetite at lunch.
6. After dinner, give your baby some appetizer snacks, such as hawthorn cake, red peel, apricot meat, etc., which can promote the digestion of your baby and keep his appetite good.