Mealtime routine for toddlers: Healthy habits to develop
Establish a healthy mealtime routine for toddlers by focusing on four key stages: preparation, mealtime, introducing new foods, and post-meal cleanup. Start by creating a clean and inviting environment with appropriate utensils and a balanced meal. Encourage independence and good habits during mealtime by promoting self-feeding and engaging in positive conversations. When introducing new foods, be patient and combine them with familiar favorites to make the experience enjoyable. Finally, involve your toddler in the cleanup process and reinforce the importance of maintaining a clean space and healthy eating habits.