Momma +2 Girls 2 kids; Indiana 3612 posts13th Nov '12
Ive thought about doing this but never actually followed through. Props to you. It took my daughter 5 hours yesterday to eat one chicken nugget.
DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3467 posts13th Nov '12
Yeah doesn't work for us she holds out for 4-5 days of not eating. She's super stubborn.
Billy Mays 2 kids; Honolulu, Hawaii 10301 posts13th Nov '12
Sounds like something I need to do with my 2 1/2 year old, but I think she is just a bit too young. Right now if she doesn't eat she doesn't get a snack til the next meal.
Addi's Momma 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 4486 posts13th Nov '12
I have never done it but we often have dinner for breakfast. I don't like breakfast food.
homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60369 posts13th Nov '12
If our kids throw a fit about dinner, they can eat it for breakfast. If they genuinely don't like something, they can get a PB&J and move on to something different for breakfast the next day.
Van West Boring, Oregon 2240 posts13th Nov '12
I put dinner in the fridge if my 4 (almost 5) year old doesn't eat it and won't let her have anything that night until she eats that first (she gives in and finishes it most of the time). Never did it until breakfast though.
InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts13th Nov '12
I do it all the time. It pisses them off but too f**king bad, it pisses ME off that you cannot eat the food I made for you.
round3 3 kids; Ontario 214 posts13th Nov '12
Quoting Brat ✖ Status:" We can be pretty strict with DS. He is 4 and he does eat burgers, a big problem we have with him is that ... [snip!] ... him something else for lunch but his only option for breakfast is the dinner he refused to eat. Does anyone else do this?"Fantastic rule!... I think Im going to steal it...
ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts13th Nov '12
I don't carry it over to breakfast the next day, but if he doesn't eat his dinner I will save it for the rest of the night and if he says he's hungry, I'll reheat it for him. He gets nothing else to eat if he doesn't finish it (or eat a reasonable amount). It was a huge struggle for a while but he's getting much better now (at almost 4).
Jynxd Blyss Due November 11; 4 kids; Australia 907 posts13th Nov '12
Quoting Brat ✖ Status:" We can be pretty strict with DS. He is 4 and he does eat burgers, a big problem we have with him is that ... [snip!] ... him something else for lunch but his only option for breakfast is the dinner he refused to eat. Does anyone else do this?"
I had to do this with my eldest son (he's 10 now, But was 3 at the time) I made Lasagna for tea and he refused to even try it, I'm not a Mum who makes kids eat things they genuinely don't like, But they WILL try everything at least once, He flat out refused to touch it, Cried until he gagged, And in the end went hungry refusing to eat, Being lasagna i had made a large enough batch to store and eat another/other days, So i had plenty to keep heating and serving him until he gave in and ate it, He LOVES lasagna ... lol
I think your def doing the right thing, And i would have even tossed the burger once it was old, And made a fresh one, And kept making fresh ones until he ate it, And realised that's how Mumma is gonna roll, What Mumma says, Mumma means, Making an alternative in the end only makes him think he's won.
Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 21020 posts13th Nov '12
I think what you're doing is good but I wouldn't carry it over on to breakfast
user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts13th Nov '12
Quoting Jynxd Blyss:" I had to do this with my eldest son (he's 10 now, But was 3 at the time) I made Lasagna for tea and ... [snip!] ... that's how Mumma is gonna roll, What Mumma says, Mumma means, Making an alternative in the end only makes him think he's won."
We're the same with new foods, if he's never had it he has to try it atleast once, usually he winds up liking it but if he honestly doesnt then he'll get something else. If I've made something I know he likes and he just wont eat it because he wants something else than thats all he gets and he doesnt get anything else until he eats. Today with burger I'm only tossing it at lunch because DH didnt cover it when he put it in the fridge and I know it will take on the fridge flavor lol
LalaLydia 2 kids; Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 986 posts13th Nov '12
I only had to do this once with my now 5 year old. Normally as long as she eats a reasonable amount if it I do not force her. But one night she barely ate anything I saved it less than 20 min later she tried to ask for a snack, instead she got her dinner back. She ate maybe 3 more bites and the next morning when she asked for breakfast she was finally so hungry she ate the whole plate of food. Since then she now eats what we give her or as much of it as we ask her too. Her eating habits have greatly improved and she asks for less snacks between meals... Guess it doesn't help that I'm a big snacker and even more so since I'm pregnant.
Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts13th Nov '12
Quoting DifferentDay:" Yeah doesn't work for us she holds out for 4-5 days of not eating. She's super stubborn."
Same with my 3 1/2 year old but maybe now I could try it. Before I wouldn't because he was really underweight but now he's not.