Mealtime Routines for Toddlers


Establishing mealtime routines for toddlers is an important part of fostering healthy eating habits. Start by setting the table with the appropriate utensils and dishes. Prepare the meal according to the toddler's dietary needs, then place it on the table. Encourage the toddler to sit at the table and explain the meal and its components. Model good eating habits and offer the toddler a drink. Monitor the toddler's eating habits and praise them for eating. Finally, clean up the table and dishes. With consistent practice, mealtime routines can become a positive and enjoyable experience for the toddler.