Fussy Eater Solutions (available in-person in Galway/ Skype throughout Ireland)
If you’ve tried different ways of feeding your kids and they haven't worked, it might mean you haven’t found the right strategy…yet.
In just 4 Sessions I will guide you to simplify how to feed your kids better.
- Limited in the types of food they regularly eat or largely the same in term of taste, texture or appearance (eg dry foods)?
- Resistant to trying certain foods?
- Sensitive to certain aspects of foods like textures?
Are you ready to:
- Change your thinking and focus more on how to teach your kids to eat right?
- Change how your children eat before you change what they eat?
- Commit to 4 personalised sessions (usually about 1 hour each). Some people may wish to continue with more sessions to make further progress.
- Commit to implementing the suggested changes after each session.
Specifically this plan includes:
- Discovering more about why your children eat the way they do.
- Proven ways to get your children on board eg how to take the fear out of tasting food.
- Straightforward, road-map to structure what your children eat.
- Clear and realistic guidelines for correcting poor eating habits eg continually grazing throughout the day.
- Step-by-step guide on how to start introducing new foods (where exactly to start).
- The starting point is where your kids are at, at the moment, so its important to provide a list of the food and drinks consumed over a 3 day period (including both week and weekend days).
- Inadequate oral-motor skills or poor coordination (including difficulty chewing or swallowing). You can probably rule this out if your child is over 2.5 and has successfully transitioned onto solids as a baby.
- Gastrointestinal issues such as acid reflux, can have an impact on kids older than babies, even if they weren’t diagnosed as an infant. Both constipation and acid reflux are two of the most common issues.
- Sensory difficulties, that is, a strong dislike of certain textures, smells, or tastes of foods to the point of gagging or even vomiting. An example is a child who doesn't like certain textures in their mouth, yet chew/bite/lick everything else but food. However, even if sensory processing is the major player, other factors like learned behavior are usually significant.
- Underlying medical reasons including swollen tonsils. If other reasons have been explored, it’s important to look at a possible underlying medical cause. If there’s obvious signs, these ideally need to be addressed from the onset. Likewise if you suspect something medical is at play, please check with your medical team before contacting me, so we can make better progress more quickly.
Finally you may feel you would benefit from expert guidance if:
- Meal times are simply stressful.
- You would like to be proactive, to avoid fussy eating getting worse or continuing long-term.
- You are unsure how best to handle your child’s fussy eating.