Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New vegie tactics - the countdown

A colleague at work told me about a great trick that they use on her 3-year-old niece to get her to eat the rest of her vegies - they get her to guess how many mouthfuls are left and then count them down to see if she was right.

I'm not totally sure about this one as I do subscribe to the fact that you should let little ones choose how much they eat but I also know that if we went with this approach all the time Leo would pretty much never eat anything green.

We sometimes hide bits of meat under mashed sweet potato so that there is some incidental mash eating during dinner and that has been reasonably successful for us - anyone got any new tactics to share??

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