The transition from baby to toddler is the start of a whole new life as a parent. Suddenly, it’s all about the 4 Ps – playgroups, pull-ups, potties and, er, pickiness at meal times.
I love vegetables, but number 3 child hates them and has done so since he graduated from baby purées.
The start of the school term is the signal to step into a world of pencil cases, permission slips, assemblies and reading books.
More often than not, my two and a half year old turns down dinner.
He takes one look at the lovingly prepared – and, I assure you, very tasty – meal, and says, ‘No. Don’t like dinner.’
With my little boy still a bit of a veg swerver, I’m always on the look-out for ways to make vegetables just that bit more interesting.
Regular readers will know that a few months ago, my toddler didn’t eat enough. In fact he was such a fussy eater that he would only eat a handful of different foods and regularly refused entire meals.
I’m really loving the current flurry of bento boxes in the shops – they’re such a lovely idea for kids’ lunchboxes.