Little kids are notoriously difficult creatures to feed. They gaze at their meals with a skeptical eye—“Um, why is this meatball lumpy? Is my pasta touching my peas? What? An orange carrot? That’s it, I’m done.”
As a parent, you may have resorted to pleas, bribes or even threats to get your dear child to just try the food that’s in front of them. Sadly, though, these tactics do not work. A better strategy: Make food fun.
This video shows some of our favorite hacks for making meals less intimidating for toddlers and young kids. Put food on a stick! Make a maze! Let them play! You want the table to be a place for exploration, not a battleground. For more tips and resources, check out our guide to feeding your picky eater.