8 Annoying Child Habits That Are Actually Normal, According to A Psychologist

2. Doesn’t want to eat

8 Annoying Child Habits That Are Actually Normal

Your child has always had a good appetite, but now they refuse to eat even their favorite dishes. Servings are also too big now and your child always leaves some food on their plate.

What happens:

Pediatricians distinguish several reasons that can cause loss of appetite, like fatigue, growing teeth, or just their desire to play. But studies show that new products may also affect your child’s eating patterns. Babies are rather conservative and new things scare them, so you may worsen the situation if you keep insisting that they eat.

What to do:

Don’t make your child eat if they don’t want to. At age 2, they’re able to understand that they’re full. Including new products gradually allows them to build a positive relationship with food.

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