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The ultimate gift list to promote happy eaters
If you have a picky child, you are excitedly encouraging them to enjoy all the foods, all the time. With the holidays approaching, you’re probably wondering if there are any gifts for picky eaters and toddlers that can help them on their path to trying new foods. Good news, there are! And we’ve rounded up the best gifts, so you don’t have to!
Gifts are fun, of course! They can be playful and educational. And they can present great pressure-free opportunities to make your little one more comfortable with new foods.
From books to kitchen tools, here are our top picks for gifts to promote happy eaters all year long.
Around the Kitchen
Kids love to be helpful. Allowing kids and toddlers to help with food prep or empowering them to get involved with cooking and baking can get them interested in trying new foods. (Of course, anything in the kitchen should be parent supervised!)
Learning Tower for one kid
Learning towers allow kids to help more easily in the kitchen, but they are pricey. They might be a good gift for family members to chip in on!
For big kids
“Try new foods, it might be good,” says Daniel Tiger. Beyond telling a story, books introduce words, objects and helpful mantras to our kids. Here are a few of our favorite books that talk about trying new foods.
For big kids
Puzzles, Stickers and Other Fun Things
Experiencing food with all of our senses is important, especially for picky eaters. Fun games and puzzles can inspire kids to learn something new about a food or experience it in a different way. This will have lasting affects on kids and picky eaters.
Photos of vegetables are a great way to engage and inspire curiosity. Hang these near your dinner table and invite your child to name them, ask questions about them or help find them at the store.