Reply
when your toddler starts refusing everything but snacks.. .Sweet Dee. 1 child; Arkansas 4239 posts
29th Jul

What do you do? The whole...when they get hungry enough they'll eat it, thing? I'm so weak :( It's already hard enough that he's allergic to milk and eggs WHICH ARE IN JUST ABOUT EVERY DAMN THING...
But I try my very best to give him a well rounded diet. The only way he will eat veggies is hidden in the squeeze pouches...and now he's refusing more and more. Last night I made him pork chops and rice which he used to scarf down and he wouldn't touch it. Won't touch a sandwich...pretty much anything except hot dogs and chicken...he's not having it. :roll:
I'm going to re-stock on his vitamins in just a bit.

Nikkie Beee Due January 29; 2 kids; Victorville, California 3968 posts
29th Jul

How old is he? Maybe he's teething and the harder stuff hurts him. This happened to DD and I thought she was trying to be picky and I realized she had some teeth trying to cut through. Try giving him some softer things and see if that works?

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; Arkansas 4239 posts
29th Jul
Quoting Nikkie Beee:" How old is he? Maybe he's teething and the harder stuff hurts him. This happened to DD and I thought ... [snip!] ... to be picky and I realized she had some teeth trying to cut through. Try giving him some softer things and see if that works?"



21 months. we've never had much trouble with teething but maybe so...i will try it.

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33336 posts
status 29th Jul

I hope this helps, I have used it for both of my kids... My 4 1/2 year old is still a picky eater, but he has gotten out of his shell and I like to thank this page.



http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-infants-toddlers/feeding-picky-eater-17-tips

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; Arkansas 4239 posts
29th Jul
Quoting Spacetits:" I hope this helps, I have used it for both of my kids... My 4 1/2 year old is still a picky eater, but ... [snip!] ... shell and I like to thank this page. http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-infants-toddlers/feeding-picky-eater-17-tips"



I love dr sears! thank you!

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33336 posts
status 29th Jul
Quoting SaraSaraBoBara:" I love dr sears! thank you!"


No problem! I really recommend the nibble tray idea. That's the first time my son would try broccoli, and now it's his favourite :) ... Usually steamed, but that is better than nothing.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
29th Jul

My daughter seems to get more picky the older she gets and the whole "if she's hungry enough she'll eat" thing never used to work for her - she'd go hungry! As little as she was we couldn't afford for her to starve herself so we had to figure it out.



I like to give her options for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. I'll either give her a few choices or let her look in the fridge and decide. I tell her up front that she won't be getting any junk/snack food and I list off some examples of what she CAN have. I know she still doesn't have the best diet, but she eats better when she gets a say in what she eats.



At dinner she gets whatever we are eating unless I know she won't eat it. I also add a little fruit to her plate most of the time. I really should be giving her vitamins but I always forget to buy them. Her pedi used to have us give her pediasure to help.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
18th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting SaraSaraBoBara:</b>" 21 months. we've never had much trouble with teething but maybe so...i will try it."</blockquote>




My boy never was bothered by teething either....Until his two year old molars started coming in. They're a bitchhhh