My 16 month old Audrey, will not eat but a few bites. Then she starts crying and pushes her plate away. I let her sit and cry for a few minutes hoping she will gain some interest. But, it's usually won't work so I let her down figuring she will show me signs that she is hungry later.. :( this morning was cheesy eggs and applesauce mixed with cottage cheese. She used to DEVOUR this meal. Now, no such luck! Any advice mommies?
she'll eat when she is hungry. I don't let DD down until everyone is finished eating, if she doesn't want to eat she has to sit and be nice while we eat. Sometimes she'll eat a little more.
Offer her snacks instead of whole meals. Healthy of course but things she can eat on the go. This is around the age kids develop picky eating habits. Keep offering her different foods frequently eventually she will eat it. There is this awesome tray called the nibble tray by dr. sears its shaped like a pineapple. I got it off amazon would link but they are down right now. If she truly is just refusing all food at all times talk to her pedi about a daily vitamin. Also smoothies are fantastic at this age.
Thanks ladies! The smoothies are a great idea!
Most toddlers develop picky eating habits around this age, just keep healthy snacks around as well as a cool wet face cloth...this is also the age when eye teeth ans the first set of molars start cutting for some :) Eating is not what their little mouths want right now if she's teething.
Quoting *Audrey's mommy*:" Thanks ladies! The smoothies are a great idea!"
I found these awesome smoothie straw sippy cups on amazon too. The straw is a bit bigger than the avg one.
Yup. Just handed her a cracker and is munching away... -_- lol I am for sure going to look into the smoothie cups! She has her first molars almost completely in, but its looking like a few more are about to surface. Totally could explain no appetite Thank you ladies! Made me feel a bit better. I hate thinking she has to be so hungry. Glad she took the cracker! :)
Quoting *Audrey's mommy*:" Yup. Just handed her a cracker and is munching away... -_- lol I am for sure going to look into the smoothie ... [snip!] ... no appetite Thank you ladies! Made me feel a bit better. I hate thinking she has to be so hungry. Glad she took the cracker! :)"
Cheese sticks are great. I freeze yogurt pops and cut them in half. Diced ham and chicken, fruits, veggies, pretzels, yogurt raisins. Both my kids eat like one good hearty meal a day and just graze the rest of the time.
here is the nibble tray
and the smoothie cups (both by dr.sears)