My Child is Underweight, What Should I Do?

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 Parents might notice that their baby is thinner than other children their age. They are sometimes burdened by an overwhelming worry in spite of the fact that a child’s weight should rarely be a matter of concern. You can judge your child’s weight only by observing the weight percentile on their growth chart which is frequently updated with every visit to the doctor.

 In case you are sure your child is underweight, you have to study both the quantity and the quality of their food. You also need to be aware of the possibility that some certain diseases can be the cause. In this article, we are focusing on the causes related to your child’s diet and eating habits.

 During your infant’s nursing period, you have to make sure they get sufficient milk from you or from the bottle. You’ll figure your baby is full and satisfied when they sleep peacefully for long hours and don’t cry so often.

 As they grow a more acute awareness of the world surrounding them, children can be distracted by nearly everything around like the TV or their siblings, ditching food to become their last priority. If they reject some types of food, parents should serve meals in specified plates to monitor the quantity of the food their child consumes and try to compensate for the kinds they reject.

 Force-feeding their children might be the worst idea parents can come up with as it might lead children to lose their appetite. Instead of forcing, try to distract them during their mealtime, get creative with the presentation, and use your baby’s favorite plates. You also need to make sure you are integrating enough minerals and vitamins into their diet and supplying them with sufficient sources of carbohydrates like dried fruits.

 Your child might be the type that discards food outside home as well, so it is essential to cooperate with the nursery teacher to make sure your baby eats his meals and that he likes what you prepare for him.

 At Little Academy Nursery, our teachers and nutritionist supervise both the quantity and the quality of food your child consumes. The nutritionist offers regular advice to parents to make sure their babies are growing healthily. Also, children have their meal break together after the morning and afternoon activities to encourage each other to finish off their plates.

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