View Full Version : Omg!!!! Sooo Picky!!!
03-14-2008, 09:04 AM
I will talk about my 4 y/o daughter first! She will NOT eat any fruit....no matter how I fix it! The only veggies she eats is peas-n-carrots and corn. She wont even try new things!!! I've tried to keep putting it in her plate....but if it touches her food then she has a fit!
Now my 2 year old! His diet is poptarts....chips....bread...rice!!! NO veggies!!!! I can sometimes get him to eat a banana or grapes. I can't get him to eat meat, no noodles, anything with tomato sauce! He will not try anything new either!!
Why are my kids such picky eaters? My husband and I both eat pretty much anything...lol. ANd we are always willing to try new things....why they don't?
I have spoke with my pedi and he says to keep trying.....well it is getting to the point they will nt eat anything!!
03-15-2008, 02:37 PM
As a mom of a child who will not eat ANYTHING green - and I mean anything, including candy or fruit snacks, not just broccoli - I want a refund for all the books that smugly say, "Just keep offering it and they will eat it." Well, she's nearly four and still NO GREEN!
So two nuggets of advice, for what they are worth: first, relax. They won't starve. Most of us go through this. My six year old eats no meat because she "won't kill an animal for food" (although she's ok with animals killing each other for food). Keep putting what you cooked on their plates, along with a food or two that you know they like, and they will eat something. Unless they are ill, they will not starve themselves. Secondly, stop offering chips and pop tarts to your toddler. I promise you, if he's hungry he will eat. Just don't give him the option of junk food. Once he learns you aren't going to give in, he may surprise you.
I have a friend who makes every meal time an issue with her kids. She counts their bites, tells them how much they have to eat, how many sips of milk to drink. It's a power struggle with her 4 year old. I say just nonchalantly plop the plate on the table and sit down. If they don't eat what is in front of them, they don't eat. My best friend (I've posted about her before, she's my mom guru) had a solution to her picky eaters. She actually refrigerated her kids' plates after dinner. If they complained that they were hungry, she got out the plates and put them on the table. Anyone who had actually eaten a good dinner could get some fruit or yogurt, but the others had only their dinner to eat. Her kids have gone from terribly picky to downright adventurous. It took weeks, but it worked.
03-28-2008, 03:17 AM
Good suggestion, I have the same problem with my 18 month old. He is such a picky eater. Thanks for the tips.
04-02-2008, 01:42 PM
For the longest time my son would not eat meat. No meat no matter what. I kept offering and trying new things and now he eats hotdogs, but I buy the kind that are 100% turkey or beef, thin sliced lunch meats (it's processed, I know, but it's meat!) and occasionally hamburger or turkey breast cut up in to small pieces. Oh yeah, and he loves chicken nuggets! They may not be the healthiest varieties but he does eat them. He eats corn and peas only for veggies, but I am still working on that. I found out by experiementing that he likes raisins. He only tried them because spongebob was on the box, lol, but now he loves them! I also found he likes boiled eggs and peanut butter toast, so I can get him to eat protein! It just takes time for kids to try new things and some things they just won't eat!
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