It’s meal time, but your toddler refuses to eat and even petulantly pushes the food away. If this scenario is familiar to you as a parent, you may have a fussy little eater on your hands!
So, what are you to do? Well, the first thing not to do is force feed him or her, which may make the situation worse. The last thing you want is to pressure your child into finishing a meal he or she isn’t interested in eating anymore. And don’t fret. This could simply be a sign that your little one is trying to assert independence by choosing what not to eat especially when you have dangled unfamiliar foods. With patience and time, your child will outgrow this phase. However, in the meantime, here are 5 ways to appease your finicky little one.