My two-year-old nor­mally eats what we do – is it OK for his diet to com­pletely change when we go abroad on hol­i­day this sum­mer?

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Chris­tine Os­bourne, Shrop­shire

One of the great ben­e­fits of hol­i­day­ing abroad is be­ing able to ex­pose tod­dlers to new foods. Your break away is an ideal time to get your lit­tle one ex­per­i­ment­ing. The best way to do this is to eat new foods your­self – if he sees some­thing he likes the look of on your plate, he might try it. Let him pick some­thing off your plate that looks in­ter­est­ing to him – the fact that you’re eat­ing it gives him the go ahead that it’s safe to eat.

Of course, you do need to be care­ful about hy­giene so, depend­ing on where you’re trav­el­ling to, fol­low the rec­om­mended ad­vice of choos­ing bot­tled wa­ter over tap, fruits that need peel­ing, and be wary of sal­ads that may have been washed in lo­cal wa­ter, as well as meat and fish that could have been sit­ting around in the heat.

Tod­dlers can be fussy but won’t let them­selves go hun­gry, so if he’s re­fus­ing to join in and eats bread and but­ter for most of the hol­i­day, don’t worry: he won’t be the first child to do so! As long as he eats well at home, it won’t hurt him.

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