Now that your child is a bit older and has started eating solid foods, you probably have many new concerns regarding food such as what foods to eat, how often to eat and more.
Dr Dave Ong from Kids Clinic @ Punggol answers the top 10 commonly- asked have when it comes to nutrition for their toddlers.
Yes it is very common and normal for toddlers to have an erratic appetite. Liking a dish one day and then refusing it the very next day is a common behaviour, in which the toddler exhibits independence. You should provide healthy food options for your child, and let him/her decide how much he/she wants to eat.
Yes, your child requires a moderate amount of sodium to help with salt and water balance in the body and to help with the function of his/her nerves and muscles. However, they do not need more than 1500mg of sodium per day. Packaged foods containing more than 400mg of sodium are considered as high sodium foods.
It will take some time and effort to stop this habit. Begin by diluting the drinks with water, and increase the amount of dilution gradually over time. Stick to healthier options, such as plain water, whole milk and unsweetened soy milk, as much as possible
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