hen it comes to picky eating there is a whole list of factors that can impact on how well a child eats. Everything from sensitivities to constipation can influence eating competence.
If our child is naturally going to find eating more challenging than their peers - and this does seem to be the case for many children - what are we to do as parents?
We can really impact how our child develops in relation to food. Even if they are starting with a very limited base we are still able to support them to add variety.
We can also - with a lot of love and best intentions - inadvertently make things worse. This is an awful feeling, knowing that we may be a part of the problem. Although noticing and acknowledging this also means we then become empowered to be part of the solution.
How do we know whether we are making things worse?