Let me tell you more about Toddler Mealtimes...
Hi, I'm Dr Kyla
I'm the proud creator and director of Toddler Mealtimes. I'm a mama to Elsie and Cleo (who you'll see featured lots on this website!) and I'm from sunny Perth, Western Australia. I'm a lover of vegetables, a big fan of sharing food with those you love, and I get to talk about food all day long (it's a perk of the job!)
I'm a paediatric dietitian and I've been specialising in fussy eating for over 15 years. In 2018 I launched Baby Mealtimes to help parents cut through the overwhelm of feeding babies. This was honestly one of the most rewarding times of my career. I decided to start Toddler Mealtimes soon after because I realised that parents of older children were filled with as much self-doubt as those with new babies.
Toddlers are notoriously fussy eaters and this can be an incredibly stressful time for many parents. I know that the way we manage this tricky time has such an impact on how well they eat now and in the future. Having a plan, based on evidence and experience, will help you navigate this stage with confidence.
I believe that Australian parents need a reliable, practical and supportive service to help them feed their toddlers with confidence and without the stress. I want to help you enjoy this stage with your toddler (it can actually be fun!) and feel good about family mealtimes.
Here's what my members are saying:
"Hi Kyla, I was catching up with an old friend and we talked about how stressful feeding can be. Turns out we both follow you and both agreed how you have literally changed the way we feed our kids. If we hadn't come across you we would probably be pressuring more and definitely wouldn't be as confident with the variety that we offer. Thank you so much."
"Happy to report that my little miss FINALLY picked up corn out of the peas ate it all on her own!! Thank you so much - I followed your method and refused to say "she doesn't like corn."
"*warning soppy appreciation message* I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise about feeding. I would definitely have headed down the path of forcing in veggies, and pressuring to eat 'one more bite' and been completely stressed if it weren't for you! I particularly love that so much of what you share is simple little pics and videos (all a busy Mum has time for!) Thank you!"