Your child 1-3 years

He's always hungry


As soon as the meal is over, your child asks for more. But what does he suddenly have to eat like an ogre?

Who disturbs it?

  • Your child. For him, if he claims, he is hungry. And he can not bear you to restrain his ardor.
  • You. You do not know what to do anymore. On the one hand, you are afraid of over-feeding him. On the other hand, you feel guilty for letting him cry.

It catches your attention

Except for special circumstances (after being sick, for example), your child does not have "all the time" hunger. When he burst into tears at a strawberry yoghurt, he may be more in search of affection than food.

  • What has to be done. When he asks, suggest that he read a story or play with him. He will quickly forget what he was clamoring for.
  • What does it tell him? "Maybe you're bored, do you want to play a bit?"

He can not stand being frustrated

In general, your child can not wait to see his desires satisfied. He wants everything right now and he lets it know.

  • What has to be done. Gradually, and in all areas, get used to wait. He's asking for a piece of chicken as soon as he sees you preparing dinner? Yes, but when he is at the table. Besides, why not make him participate, it will occupy him and he will understand better why he must wait.
  • What does it tell him? "I know you're hungry, but you'll wait until it's ready, but you can put that spoon on the table."

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