Alexa: What’s Bluey Having For Dinner?

Make mealtime fun and get your child to try new foods by using their favorite characters as inspiration.

Katie Sue Webber
Katie Sue Webber
Mom to two sweet little boys. Helping moms is her passion.
Last updated
June 13, 2023

Navigating the unpredictable food preferences of children can be quite a challenge for parents. However, one dad on TikTok (@DadChats) has found a clever solution by capitalizing on a common child fixation: favorite characters. In his case, it's the popular kids' cartoon character Bluey.

By using Alexa, the dad devised a way to get his kids to eat their dinner. The trick is to create a custom question and answer in Alexa related to what Bluey is having for dinner that night. The answer would, of course, be whatever the parents planned to serve their children.

It's essential to remember to update the question and answer each night to maintain the effectiveness of this strategy. The idea is that children are more likely to eat their dinner if they believe it's the same meal that their favorite character is having.

Don't worry if Bluey isn't your child's favorite character. The same tactic can be used for other popular characters, such as Blippi, Elmo, or even Spider-Man. All you need to do is edit Alexa's answer to match the menu for the day.

You could even use this strategy to encourage your child to try new foods or eat something they dislike. Including that particular food in the character's menu a few times a week might help build exposure and curiosity, eventually leading your child to give it a try. Just make sure to continue offering a safe food for them to eat alongside the new item.

By implementing such tactics, you can not only make dinner time more enjoyable but also encourage your children to explore different food options in a fun and engaging way.

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