Do you experience tricky mealtime behaviours and concerns, such as
‘My child only eats white foods…hot chips, yoghurt, bread,crisps…’
‘He doesn’t eat any fruit or vegetables’
‘She eats sand and constantly puts everything in her mouth’
‘He overstuffs his mouth when eating’
‘I can’t get her to eat meat. I’m worried about her iron intake’
‘He rejects my home-cooked purees but will eat crackers and apples’
‘I get stressed before mealtimes have even started…’
‘I feel so scared when I see her gagging’
‘She has meltdowns at dinnertime’
‘How can I just get him to taste the food?’
The Mealtimes book helps parents and caregivers like these, and many more, understand what they and their child are experiencing.
Mealtimes explains that the sounds, smells, sights, types of touch, movement, temperatures, tastes and textures we avoid, are bothered by, tolerate, love and seek are based on our genetics, the sensory thresholds in our brain, our feelings and interactions, our surroundings and our previous experiences and memories.
Parents and caregivers can use Mealtimes to help them continually tune in to and empathise with their child’s SENSORY experiences and feelings at mealtimes. Parents and caregivers will discover ways to meet their child’s unique SENSORY PREFERENCES for mealtimes and work toward nutritious food for the whole family.
Mealtimes will bring delight and pleasure to the most difficult of family mealtimes and the fussiest of eaters!