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CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting GL♣PK:" <blockquote><b>Quoting CRSx2Mommy:</b>" Sneaky kids, man. I'd like to stick to schedule ... [snip!] ... I put in front of him. Lately I've just said screw it though, he's only hurting himself and if he is starving he will eat!"


exactly! Tell me how my kid stuff pasta in his face in 30 seconds flat one night and then a week later look at it like it's road kill? I swear to the gods man lol

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32259 posts
status 5th Mar '13

I just give DD what she'll eat. Every woman in my family is hypoglycemic, so I can't risk her blood sugar getting low by not feeding her enough. But at this age, I don't think they're old enough to really understand "Eat it or beat it".



If she doesn't want what I'm having, then I'll try again later or give her something else. Now, when she's 4, that will be a different story.

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Squid Kid:" I just give DD what she'll eat. Every woman in my family is hypoglycemic, so I can't risk her blood sugar ... [snip!] ... want what I'm having, then I'll try again later or give her something else. Now, when she's 4, that will be a different story."

That's what I'm struggling with. Continue the way I am and hope he gets it or wait until he's a bit older and perhaps it will be harder to get him to break but he'll understand better. Idk it's so hard

Aiden,Jared&Olivia's momm 35 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 686 posts
5th Mar '13

That's what I did to both my boys and it worked, sometimes they still try and get what they want and not eat what I made but I don't back down. Their pedi always said they will eat when they r hungry. If they don't wanna eat they put their plate in the fridge and I let them know it's there for later.

Kay Peezy Due October 29 (girl); 2 kids; Maryland 2053 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting CRSx2Mommy:" DS is 20 months old. He has slowly started to become a pickier and pickier eater (just like most toddlers) ... [snip!] ... eat it just deal with the night wakings? Or should I keep making him something else until he's a tad older and can tell me? "

Don't give in! I have the same problem, any time I offer food to my son he thinks I'm trying to trick him with something healthy, well because I usually am. lol I've found if I ignore him when he eats and don't make a big deal out of it, he'll try it on his own. Or if I'm eating something he isn't, he'll ask for a bite. It doesn't matter what either, he wants to try it. If I leave something out on the table and ignore him, he'll try it. I did that with carrots and walnuts the other day and he LOVED them. I was like :shock: haha so I guess what I'm trying to say is don't give up and keep trying different ways to give it to him. Eventually you will win. lol

Kay Peezy Due October 29 (girl); 2 kids; Maryland 2053 posts
5th Mar '13

Oh, also - my son loves to dip everything in ketchup. I can't imagine it tastes good (goldfish crackers and ketchup?) but it makes eating fun and it works. So maybe try that too!!