It can be a tough decision when it comes to weaning a toddler. We all know that toddlers are picky eaters, and sometimes, there’s not much you can do about it. We want our kids to grow healthy and strong, so we’re going to give them the best nutrition possible. The problem is, they don’t always agree. Here are three simple tips for getting through these late-stage weaning woes:
1) Offer Baby Food Gradually: This will allow your child to adjust from one food type to the next. Weaning from purees to sippy cups with water or milk can be a difficult transition for toddlers who have been eating baby food their whole lives, so slowly introduce new foods and see how your child reacts before you switch all of a sudden.
2) Weaning From Milk: We all know that cow’s milk is required for children’s proper muscle and bone development. Many toddlers are not ready to give up their daily dose of milk until after they turn one year old; some may still be breastfeeding on demand by eighteen months. Although there is no set rule to follow, it’s crucial that your toddler gets used to drinking other forms of liquid besides milk.
3) Weaning From Breast: Weaning from the breast should never be forced if your toddler is not ready to stop breastfeeding. You must respect your toddler’s wishes and follow the lead when it comes to weaning, as the baby may want completely off of breasts until after a certain age. However, there are ways you can help speed up the process without forcing anything.
Weaning your toddler is an important step in their development. By following the tips mentioned above, you can help ensure that it goes smoothly without any tears or tantrums. We hope this article was helpful!