The refusal of the child from eating horrified mothers and grandmothers, but in most cases is due to natural causes and no threat to the baby's health can not be held.
The situation requires medical supervision, in rare cases,- For example, if due to poor appetite child suffers from anemia or hypovitaminosis, in other cases, to understand the reasons for the denial of food and take steps parents can usually without the involvement of specialists.
If you suddenly lost your appetite, it couldis a disease. Loss of appetite accompanied by viral infections, worm infestation, diseases of the oral cavity. Measure the temperature, check the child's throat and do not force him to eat, if he is really sick. Refusal to eat can also be caused by stressful experiences - trouble at school or kindergarten, fright, change of familiar surroundings. Children sometimes temporarily lose their appetite when you start attending school or kindergarten for toddlers sensitive enough presence at loggerheads parents or watching a thriller on television to a day or two to lose interest in food. Gently find out what upset or frightened child, and try to calm him down.
Carefully review the child's menu - you mayOnly it seems that he does not eat anything. Snacks and fruit juice, half-eaten burgers, a few spoonfuls of soup - all this together is a few full meals.
A child may not like the food or the proposedOne of the ingredients of dishes - it happens that the kid, for example, refuses to eat salad with sour cream, chopped vegetables but without any additives, he eats with admirable gusto. Sometimes children is alarming unusual appearance or smell of food, too large portion, distracting noisy atmosphere in the place eating.
The simplest reason, which is usually overlookedkind of worried parents - the child does not eat, because it is not hungry. He did not have time to get hungry since last meal, spend enough energy to once again want to have, or be carried away by the game and forget about hunger.
You can not force a child to eat, blackmail,threaten: "Do not eat the soup - you will not go to the circus (not let walk, do not buy a toy)!". Not the best option and acting out ideas while eating, persuasion, bribery. Food should not be associated with any games, nor the psychological pressure.
During lunch or dinner off the TV set, move away toys and books - even if the child no distractions.
Do not give your child a lot of dishes to choose from, do notreplace a complete meal of fruit or biscuits. If children refuse to eat, hoping that instead of soup Mama would not too useful, but delicious sausages or sweets, give them to understand that this does not happen.
If a child refuses to eat, do not insist - remove the plate, let him get up from the table and offer to eat an hour or do not offer until the child asks for food itself.
Toddlers can be of interest to the food, laying onplate of porridge in the form of funny smileys, decorating dishes chopped vegetables or fruit. It is important not to abuse such ornaments, or a child may refuse to eat too, in his opinion, bored-looking dishes. Older children can be involved in the process of cooking - prepare that for the first time, disorder in the kitchen there will be more, but there is a salad or pancakes cooked on their own children will be happy.