Toddler snacks they’ll actually eat

by | Feb 10, 2021 | Child development, Parenting, toddler

It’s such a common question, “how can I get my toddler to eat?”. Over the years, I’ve fed a lot of kiddos and I know what appeals to them and what doesn’t. Toddlers can be picky eaters and it’s not because they’re trying to be difficult. Eating is a developmental process that takes time to master. For example, acquiring new tastes, feeding yourself, managing a spoon and bowl, figuring out how to stab something with a fork, learning what appeals to you and what doesn’t.  That’s a lot to figure out for a little person!

In this video I show you how to make some finger foods that are proven favorites from The Infant Development Center where I started my career. I’ve made these snacks dozens of times for my own kids as well as all the other little ones in my life. 🥰  Take a look and then try them for yourself!

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Toddler snacks are…

  • full of simple ingredients
  • easy to pick up
  • not covered with sauce
  • naturally sweet
  • familiar (it takes lots of tastes on different occasions to develop an affinity for some foods – keep trying, even if they spit it out!)

Print the recipes here

In conclusion, I’ve got a quick reminder. You are exactly the parent your child needs.  Raising children today has some unique challenges, and I’m here to help you expand your parenting checklist to include connection, belonging, and purpose. Give your child the gift of being known by the very people they’re wired to connect with and love. Stay connected with Nurtured Noggins. We’re here to help.

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Is your toddler biting people instead of food??? Take a look at Why Do Toddlers Bite?

You can help your toddler develop a sense of self or autonomy simply by the way you word your questions. Decrease the resistance by simply changing the way you speak to your toddler (it will make getting dressed a little more peaceful!). Read Giving Toddlers Choices


Meet Ann

I'm a child development specialist, parent coach and teacher trainer. I've cared for countless babies in child development programs, plus 3 kids, 3 grand babies and 5 foster babies! I LOVE babies and would come hold yours if I could. ❤️

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