Last July 15, I was invited to join a very intimate brunch meeting together with some Mommy Bloggers at Italianni’s, BGC. The topic was very close to my heart since we were about to hear and learn some useful information about our child’s health and nutrition.
Before I discuss about the things I’ve learned from the event, let me give you a brief profile of my daughter Noa, now that is she 3 years old.
Noa rarely gets sick and I really thank God for that. The only sicknesses that we’ve dealt with her so far are common colds or cough. I credit this to our extended breastfeeding since she only stopped last January, when she was 2 ½ years old.
When she weaned and started eating the same kind of food that we do, I started noticing her pickiness. Most of the time, she likes bland tasting foods and could get by eating just rice without any viand along. She doesn’t like “visible” veggies in food, which I am totally sad about (unless it is hidden in her Lumpiang Shanghai and finely chopped.)
She likes milk, fruit juices and yogurt a lot though. She likes bread like pandesal and the loaf ones. Her favorite these days would be chicken nuggets.
Given her diet information, I feel like that she is not getting the complete set of essential vitamins and minerals that she needs for her optimum growth. Sometimes, we even fight during meal times because she doesn’t want to eat what was prepared on the table.
Appebon Kid invited Dr. Florianne Valdes, a resident pediatrician of The Medical City and a breastfeeding advocate to shed light to my concerns as a mom of a starting-to-be-picky toddler.
Dra. Florianne Valdes, an experienced pediatrician from The Medical City talks about the 3Ns of Raising a Happy and Healthy Child
These are the things that I’ve realized from our session with Dra. Valdes:
- Don’t blame the child if he or she becomes a picky eater. His or her pickiness speaks a lot about your own eating habits as a parent. What kind of foods do you enjoy eating or cooking at home? Do you eat on time? Do you follow a specific schedule for mealtime at home?
- Always nurture your child with love by being there for him or her. Being a full-time homemaker and mom, I should take advantage of the time I have to play, sing, learn, study and eat with her. I have the time to monitor what she eats on a daily basis, check on the food labels during grocery shopping and watch out for those are high in sugar, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and even the genetically modified (GM) foods.
- Refrain from giving snacks that are so close with the main mealtime like lunch or dinner. This step will ensure that our children will not lose their appetite for the real and healthy food that they would be eating with the family.
To sum all these up, remember the 3Ns to raise a happy and healthy child: Nurture, Nature and Nutrition.
To further remind myself of this commitment to my daughter, we spent an artsy fartsy afternoon with her and created some artwork using the JNMB Paperclay that we got from the Appebon Kid Batang Ganado event.
Noa shows off our scrapbook project
The JNMB Paperclay Art is so much fun to do. It was a great bonding activity for us last week during the frequent power interruptions in our area.
I really appreciate Appebon Kid in organizing this event and help me as a mom to understand how to nurture and nourish Noa into becoming a Batang Ganado. A Batang Ganado for me is a child who is well-loved, nourished and given the appropriate nutrition for his or her age and has passion for life.
With my fellow Ganado Moms: Rochelle & Kaye
We should all remember that there is no one in this world who is exactly made like our child. Each child is unique and it is our task as parents to help them discover who they are and impart to them they are fearfully and wonderfully made by God.
To support us in nourishing and nurturing our children into becoming a Batang Ganado, we can give them Appebon Kid.
Appebon Kid comes contains vitamins B, Iron and Lysine. It helps enhance the children’s appetite that comes in yummy strawberry-flavored syrup.
Appebon Kid comes in 3 size variants for our children ages 2 to 12 years old:
- Appebon Kid Syrup (60ml) – Php95.00
- Appebon Kid Syrup (120ml) – Php160.00
- Appebon Kid Syrup (250ml) – Php308.00
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To know more about how to raise a Batang Ganado, please join the community of moms and dads who are also committed in nurturing their children by providing good nutrition, like Appebon Kid on Facebook.
*This is a sponsored post for Appebon Kid’s Ang Batang Ganado, Can-Do campaign.