This is the list of things that we are certain will make our child grow to be faster, stronger, smarter and just plain better. While everyone's lists for good nutrition will be different, the basics will probably include: Lean meat, fruits, vegetables, dairy and sources of good fats including avocado and nuts.

Introduce a variety of foods to encourage good eating habits. Exercise good judgment when a child is making the transition from a bottle to whole foods. Give the toddler manageable pieces of food. Miniaturize most of the foods given so they child is able to pick up the food with their fingers if necessary.

From birth your baby needs either breast milk or formula on a regular basis. In fact, for your baby's first year of life, this is the only nutrition he must have, although you will probably introduce solid foods at some point. Your doctor will provide you guidelines as to how much formula to feed your baby. Breastfed babies should be fed every two to three hours until they establish a good feeding routine.

Since your toddler is at a very impressionable stage, it would be a good idea to make sure that you are making the most of this time by instilling good eating habits. They re never too young to develop good eating habits so make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to make sure that they are eating healthy food. Special treats and snacks are okay every once in a while but you really want to make sure that you are limiting those.

Once you have an idea of what foods are considered healthy, you will want to develop some menus for meals and snacks that are packed with nutrition. When planning these menus, consider offering children a wide variety of foods so that they have an opportunity to sample all the delicious fruits, vegetables, and whole grain items available. To help maintain that variety and keep the meals from repeating, plan a couple of weeks worth of meals at a time. Also, children respond to color, so really mix it up at mealtime. Fortunately, nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables are full of color which makes them particularly appealing to children.

The other options are mostly those that appeal to taste. An excellent way of serving fish is in a sauce. A fillet of haddock can be baked quite nicely with just mushroom or another creamed soup poured over it. If you cut off a child size portion, you can even decorate it with some curls of celery for hair, and sliced pickles for eyes before serving. Use your imagination here.

If you know nothing about parenting, toddler parenting issues can seem overwhelming. Toddlers are too big to just handle when they get out of control. They sometimes need to be held down in order to control them. Parents lose the ability to just pack up the baby and go shopping. More than one parent has left the mall or grocery store because of a screaming child who didn't get what he wanted.

It is a shame that parents adopt this mindset, as the toddler can teach them, through observation, exactly how they have drifted into poor eating and nutritional patterns that have resulted in over two-thirds of American adults now overweight or even obese. If the parents are in this overweight category, then the child is more than 80% likely to wind up the same way. Not exactly the trait you wanted to install in this innocent toddler.

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