Baby Guide


5 Foods Every Toddler Should Try

Temper tantrums and pickiness are no stranger to parents of toddlers, but it’s vital that you continue to introduce your toddler to new foods despite any unease or disinterest your child may display at the thought of trying something different.

Most toddlers have a handful of favored foods that, while tasty and delicious, may not always offer the fullest amount of nutrition. If you’re the parent of a picky eater, there are five specific foods you should take steps to ensure your child tries on a regular basis.

1. Bread

While most children eat grains in the form of cereal or crackers, it’s important to feed your toddler whole wheat bread.

Bread is not only filling and easy to digest, but it’s easy to make yourself at home, is full of fiber, and there are a number of ways you can serve it to a picky eater. For example, cut up bread in different shapes, spread jam or peanut butter on it, or serve it with cheese for your child.

2. Watermelon

Seedless watermelon is a summertime favorite for many parents, but not all toddlers have tried this tasty treat. Offer watermelon to your toddler as an alternative to regular fruits he may have grown tired of. Especially if your child has only had apples and bananas, he may find watermelon to be especially delightful.

Serve watermelon cold and in bite-size pieces for your toddler. Since watermelon is, obviously, water-based, it breaks down easily and is simple to eat and swallow.

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