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How do i make this easier ??

My 3 year old needs to change his food habits, I want to make it as less stressful for him as possible, & types off food ideas you feed your kids. for those specific times.
Can i have some ideas.
He eats in bed & we have to stop that all together,
He likes to snack all day, But if he snacks--> he needs healthier/better foods.

Snacking in the car.. --> how to stop that!

Thank You Mom

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Mrs.Ro

Asked by Mrs.Ro at 3:27 PM on Apr. 13, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • For snacking in the car, perhaps you can take him with your to the car wash or have a family car wash yourselves and get all excited with him about how beautiful and clean the car is. "Oh, we shouldn't snack in here anymore! Let's keep it clean!" Talk it up and be really excited about the clean car and how you and he made it that way.

    For snacking in bed, just say it's okay to snack, but not in bed. Might be a little of a struggle for awhile but maybe you can create a special/fun place to snack - fancy up his spot at the kitchen table with some stuff you have around the house maybe.

    And whenever there is a snack try to make it healthy (treats are okay just once in awhile). Have fun with healthy snacks -- maybe make things like 'ants on a log' (raisins w/ peanut butter on celery). Perhaps use all natural PB if the cost is not a factor.

    Take him shopping with you. Maybe have him hold a 'list'.
    DragonflyGirls

    Answer by DragonflyGirls at 3:33 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • Easy your the mom so you don't give it to him. Only keep healthy foods in the house so if he does want a snack the only choices will be good ones.
    Eisleysmommy27

    Answer by Eisleysmommy27 at 3:33 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • Also, maybe you can make a healthy eating achievement chart. He could get a smiley face for his good days :o)
    DragonflyGirls

    Answer by DragonflyGirls at 3:34 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • You're the mom. He does this because you let him. Either he eats the healthy food you put on his plate at meal times, at the table or he doesn't eat. As for the snacking, either cut it out all toghether or he gets two snacks a day, at the table. For a little while we did: 8:00 breakfast usually cereal, 10:00 morning snack of fruit, 12:00 lunch of PB&J with goldfish, 3:00 afternoon snack, 5:00 dinner. Once they started refusing a meal we removed the snack inbetween. Now my 4 and 7 year olds don't snack. If you don't have food in the car, he can't eat it.

    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 4:02 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

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