On November 8th, you can attend a "Feeding Your Toddler" at Hazel Baby featuring tips and tricks from specialist Alyssa Kane . Lindsay Donnelly chatted with her to learn about the event and a few unique foods to try at home!
Lately, my toddler has become very clear with her words. She's 24 months, and can say whether she wants 'cream cheese toast', or the 'little cheese', or 'butter cheese' (that's what she has named Parmesan Cheese crumbles for some reason unknown) -- we really have no issue with feeding her, so long as we are feeding her cheese! But the second the spinach or broccoli comes out, she's throwing it off her high chair and screaming, "NO BOCKLI, NO NO NO!" So, while I am glad she can speak her mind - it has made feeding her all of the healthy veggies not quite as easy as it once was.
It has me searching for new, healthy foods to try. But she's not always open to trying new things either, and can't seem to get cheese off her mind. I usually have to open the fridge and show her that we are out of stock! Does your toddler turn his nose up at a spoonful of something new? Does he get stuck on one food item and wants to eat that and that alone? Yep, you know what I mean!
Alyssa Kane, MS CCC-SLP, CLC, says toddlerhood is the time to teach adventurous eating habits - so they can take part in trying new foods and flavors throughout their life. Alyssa is a Jersey City parent as well, and speech pathologist who specializes in the treatment of feeding/swallowing difficulties for babies and children. Alyssa will be giving a seminar on this important time for a child's eating habits on November 8th at Hazel Baby & Kids.