It's not just about the food…
Your toddler is learning that they have the power to say no—which might look like picky eating—but is actually a totally normal part of toddler development. Toddlers do a healthy dose of limit testing, which often plays out at the table as they see what happens when they say no or misbehave. Each toddler has a unique appetite, interest in food, and daily caloric needs, which can make anticipating their hunger and interest in food a challenge. Thankfully, it's possible to learn how to help make mealtimes happier for everyone.Get support for picky eaters
But often, it's all about the food!
Toddlers are often sensitive to textures, flavors, appearance, and how foods are served. New foods (and foods they haven't seen in a while!) can be scary, so they'll always choose safe, familiar foods when given the chance. (Hello, crackers.) But since toddlers love routine and repetition, you can totally use that to your advantage in the kitchen. Learn how.Find Cooking Tips
It's okay if your toddler is picky.
Toddlerhood is a great time to establish routines to help your little one thrive—and develop a healthy relationship with food that will serve them well for years. They can learn to regulate their own intake, eat a balanced diet, and enjoy their food...without any crazy rules. It's even possible to cook one meal for everyone. (Most of the time anyway!)Get easy family recipes