Saturday, 20 May 2017

Toddler-Sized Challenge - My Idea

The Toddler Portion Sized Challenge needs parents and carers to come up with ideas of how we can make sure our toddlers are eating enough of the right foods and how much and how often they should eat. Upload your idea and be in with a chance of winning £1000! 

I've been asked to come up with my own idea for this.

I thought about portion size plates but I decided that an app would work best for mums like me. Something simple and easy to use,  because there's nothing more boring than reading pages and pages of information about your childs diet when really, all you're looking for is a quick and easy answer so you can get on with making lunch/tea/snack for your adorable but very impatient little monkey!

For the app I thought it would be great to have a little character appear as soon as the app is opened, the character could be anything really but i thought a monkey would be great to represent a toddler, maybe a cheeky faced monkey wearing a nappy? The first thing to do is enter your toddlers age and maybe weight too? In a box above the monkey are small images or words of what food you may be thinking about feeding your toddler and how much, for example, Rice (2 Tbs) Toast (1 slice) Milk (100ml) simply drag the food portion to the Monkeys mouth, if it's the right amount he will smile, drag another food portion to go with it, he will smile again if it isn't too much, if the amount of food you are feeding this monkey is too much for your toddler the Monkey will bloat and have a sad face!  As you are feeding the monkey, the portion and sizes which he was happy with will appear under the Monkey, example; 2 tbs Rice, 2 Fish Fingers, 2 tbs Peas, 100ml Milk.  There you have your toddlers meal or snack sorted and you know its enough food for their age. If you want to know more about how often to feed your toddler there could be some advice captions to click on to read more, so the choice is there for parents/carers who want to read more information on healthy Toddler diets.

As a busy mum of 3 children i would love to use an app like this to find out if my very fussy eating 3 year old is getting enough.

I really hope that some of you come up with ideas and join in with The Toddler Sized Challenge. Good Luck to any of my readers who decide to get involved!

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