We know our child better than anyone on the planet.
When something is wrong we know.
If they are sick and it's not a normal illness we just know that they are not behaving the same way as usual or that something "isn't right".
Similarly if our child's eating is cause for concern we know. Even if it's our first child there comes a point where we just know.
Trust your gut despite what you hear from others. No one is going through what you are every time you offer food.
- If you feel your child's approach to food is odd, it probably is.
- If you think your child's diet is too limited, it probably is.
- If you're worried that your child is unable to function socially due to their food issues you will see this occurring more and more (or watch them employ evasive tactics).
Don't get fobbed off. Eating challenges are a LOT more common than you think. Experts around the world agree on a figure of about 10% of children who have extreme eating issues with another 25% really struggling around food.
You know your child. Trust your instincts and ignore those who don't have an understanding of what you see clearly every day.
Picky eating IS a problem if it's more than just preferring one thing over another!
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.