Tonight my daughter went to bed without eating dinner and I was not bothered. In fact, I was happy – thanks to Pediasure.
A normal meal time routine for Kbear goes a little something like – ” Please take a bite!”; “I’ll give you yummies”; “Daddy will sent you to time out”; and later followed by “Oh well, you’ll eat when you ready”- which by the way never happens.All this begging and threatening really has not helped much. Bottom line is we more often than I would like find ourselves with a toddler turning up her nose and pulling faces to just about 80% of the food that we put in front of her.
Could it be my cooking? You probably wondering!
Well, the answer is NO! Or at least I think. My Partner always eats my cooking and goes for seconds and I eat it too. It seems we just have a cute little Picky Eater. Somedays she will wipe her plate clean and some days, as I already mentioned, the struggle gets real. I feel so bad when my daughter doesn’t eat well. I feel even more guilty when she has to go to bed on what I assume is an empty stomach.
Reality is, the choice really is hers. She is a little person with emotions,feeling, loads of opinions and so rather than shoving a spoon forcefully down her throat, I let her tell me when she’s hungry. This way, we don’t end up with a bin full of food and a grumpy little toddler.
As usual, Kbear refused to eat dinner today. She had one bite and said she doesn’t want more. This is not because she was full. Honestly I don’t even know why she didn’t want anymore. She did not give the usual reasons – “Tummy full; Too yucky; I’m tired; Be Patient”. She simply was not interested.
But tonight felt different. My heart was not exploding with guilt as I got her ready for bed. Not once did I think “my little one is going to bed hungry while i’m so full.” I knew she was just fine. She had a glass of Pediasure.
You see one glass of Pediasure is packed with enough nutrients to keep little ones going. This product was made with Picky Eaters in mind and I love it!
The other day, I attended an event specially about this awesome product and I walked out the venue door kicking myself. I kept asking myself, Why?
Why is it that I never thought to buy Pediasure when my frustration was at it’s peak due to my daughter’s picky eating skills (yes, I call it skills cause it shocked me each time). How did I not think of the one thing that once helped me out so much? The answers just never came on. So when I got home I right away prepared a glass of Pediasure Kbear and she loved it. Almost just as much as she loved it back when we started giving it her when she was around 13months old.
Honestly, I really could go on for days but I am going to make this easy and mention some of the few things I really like about Pediasure.
- It is gluten free
- Can be taken with water or hidden as part of food(porridge) or smoothie
- It has enough nutrition to keep little one going even when she skipped meals (see attached pic above)
- It’s very easy to prepare, doesn’t take too much time
- It smells and tastes amazing (yes, I have had a glass 🙂 )
Just a few things you must be on the lookout for.
- Little one must be 3 years old and above to take Pediasure (You can start giving them Pediasure earlier only on Doctor’s/ Paediatrician’s orders)
- It is very important to not stop offering regular meals to your little ones while they take Pediasure. Remember this is a supplement so little one still needs to eat regular food.
Pediasure does not claim to be a miracle worker but it is there to give Mother’s a bit of a worry free break while little ones try out new foods, go through a picky eating phase, and/or when little ones need a bit of a boost during the day.
Personally I use Pediasure as a supplement in between meals for my little one. She takes a glass a little after breakfast and after lunch as well. I still continue to offer her regular meals and hopefully with time her picky eating will go away.
Here’s to happy little ones. Nutrition’s never been easier. #GrowingInConfidence