Did you know that eating is not the body’s first priority? There’s always a reason your child is not eating.
It’s actually the 3rd! There are two other needs that the body has to satisfy before it can’t focus on eating.
I hear so many times from parents that their kids are going through a phase where they don’t seem interested in food, or they are simply not eating well. And they are worried. Even with everything that I know, I still worry and have to bring myself back and go through my checklist.
In this video I literally walk you through the beginning of my process when I’m troubleshooting why my own kids or are not eating well, or when I’m helping moms get to the bottom cause why their kids aren’t eating.
This first thing, I scratch off my list, is if the body’s first priority met.
Here’s how I troubleshoot why your child is not eating.
If the body is trying to heal anything, that will be it’s main priority. Think of teething babies, getting over a cold, or when we try to feed them too close to a nap time. All those things will be prioritized before food. Generally, you’re going to eat just enough to get by. This is a time to eat easy to digest foods and take a bit of the load off your body.
The second thing I scratch off my list, is if the child is meeting their body’s second priority. And that’s if the body has postural stability. Is the brain protected and safely supported to be upright. That comes with sitting in a certain way at the table.