Tip 10: Let your child be independent

Children love to do things by themselves. They want to squeeze vegetables or put pieces in their mouth by themselves. Let your child touch the food. Chances are they will put it into their mouth and taste it. Don’t take away their plate immediately if you see they’re making a mess. Give them time to discover the food. Once they’ve eaten enough and you see that they’re just playing with it, you can remove their plate.