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Food refusal and being a fussy eater is very common in toddlers but a child will eat when they’re hungry. Serve small portions of good, healthy food over five to six regular meals. You can even include your child in choosing and preparing meals. Remember that it may take 25 tries before a child will accept a new food. So, allow your child to choose whether or not they eat and try not to pressure them too much. Do not worry about one day’s poor eating or your child being fussy for a short period of time if they are healthy and growing normally. If you’d like to know more, Dr Betty Wamola is located at Townsville Paediatrics.

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