Whether you have an infant, a toddler, or a preschooler, what your child eats is important to both his physical and mental development. In addition, the time your child spends eating is important bonding time for the two of you. You can hold your baby close and look into his eyes. Older children enjoy mealtime with the whole family. This section gives you information on what to feed your child and ideas for how to start healthy habits early.