Appetite without iPad

When it comes to children, the eyes light up. This is a topic that I can talk about non-stop, this is a topic that I am very interested in and that I research with great interest every day. Just 6 years ago I could not even imagine if I was so deeply interested in a child's psychology, nutrition, entertainment and other issues. But after Ilya appeared, my hobbies went down one step, and Ilya and all the topics related to him took the first place. When I was thinking about which topic to start my blog, I was sitting in one of the cafes on Leselidze with my son, the weather was good - Ilia and I were playing our favorite game ... when he heard from the side table: "old macdonald had a farm". This voice attracted Ilia's whole attention. I looked up and saw two children sitting on one of the phone screens and a mother taking turns putting food in the children's mouth with a fork. The topic of the first blog was immediately resolved. Do not be fooled, I have seen such a scene many times in many public places: where there is a child, a parent and food, there is no iPad / phone / computer. To be honest, I also get an iPhone when it comes to talking quietly with friends, I also eat in the background of cartoons and, I know perfectly well what a temptation this story has. As soon as you press the triangular button with your finger, the child, who two minutes ago did not pick up his mouth and shook his head, begins to eat everything that you put in his mouth. The temptation is really great. But there are two sides to this temptation. I will start from afar. Eating is a necessary process for the growth of a child. Appetite - or the desire to eat is the equivalent of the energy that a child expends. What does the child spend energy on? As Komarowski says, growth and development, maintaining body temperature. The more time a child spends outside actively, the better he eats. After all, spending half a day outside is much easier than having the whole family dance-play, begging, and promising to give presents to a child if he eats one tablespoon of soup. Appetite means the readiness of the body to assimilate food, eating without this precondition does not make much sense. The mother of one of my friends has been trying to feed her child in a balanced way since she was a child, she has been chasing him all day, emulating him, often even lying. The videotapes also helped my friend, or rather my friend's mother, very much. They were drinking in front of the TV and the person was automatically shot. He ate slowly because he realized as soon as he finished chewing, the cartoon would no longer be there. Today my friend is so refreshed like this - with the TV, with a book in hand - something must always happen while eating. However, he does not know that when something happens in parallel, the connection with the body is broken and it is very easy to miss the moment of separation. Add to this another factor - when my friend watches TV, she automatically wants to chew on something. It is therefore important to concentrate so that a person is aware of the eating process, feels the taste, smell, temperature and ingredients of the food, must understand when it is being eaten. When we attach a cartoon to a child while feeding him, we deprive him of his feelings, we disturb his consciousness. The second question is, if we have already accustomed our child to cartoons and iPad and we want to get used to it, what should we do in this case? The main thing is to start step by step. I have seen many children who are very addicted to technology, I also witness a lot of hysteria when a child lies on the floor, shakes his hands and feet and asks for cartoons. Instant recovery is unrealistic and causes great trauma. You can use a seemingly objective way - an item that will make the iPad sit down or break down shortly after switching on. Gradually we have to reduce the working time of the IFAD for the reason of the element. Try audio books. Does the child like to hear a fairy tale? Reduce the visuals, leave out the audio, then replace them with books. So reduce the dose and neutralize the danger as well. I recommend that you devote a lot of energy to food. When Ilya was two years old, his desire to do something for himself intensified. I get very encouraged when I eat independently. To be honest, a lot of soup was poured on the jumper and a lot of buckwheat was thrown on the floor, but because of that I never got nervous or mimicked a note. I appreciate Ilia's efforts, it's a great thing for him. Praise is very important, at least, I think so and I have the result in my face. The second moment is how you serve the baby food. Ilia loves the dishes in the plate - separately that alagia vegetables, separately - cutlets and separately - cheese. Decoration has a great effect. I've been watching some good Instagram accounts, I also recommend you look at leesamantha's photos for inspiration. Which kid wouldn’t want to taste a rice panda or a cheese robot? And another trick - if the child does not even try any of the foods (which I often do), I add one of his favorite ingredients. Gosh, we catch potatoes in soups and save carrots from drowning. With his own hands, with his own will, without any coercion. Delicious food I love too and this process is a great pleasure

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