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Moms of picky eaters... ♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5798 posts
23rd Aug

We're sitting with DD at the dinner table and she refuses to eat.
She always does this shit. She only wants Mac and cheese. Idk what to do. I'm at my wits end.
Moms of picky eaters... Help?

adkjishaiu 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 42905 posts
23rd Aug

At some point, you have to stop catering to her and make her eat or be hungry. @ 2 though, I was still giving my oldest 2 or 3 options to choose from. If you give her 2 things to choose from, she may surprise you. Do not give in though. Its a battle...my oldest is STILL picky. She won't even eat @ school now. She told me the 1st day she ate just the pineapples and milk for lunch, the next day it was just salad. TODAY though, she ate it all because it was pizza :roll:

Mommy~to~2~and~lovin~it! Due April 4; 2 kids; Texas 4503 posts
23rd Aug

you just have to remember to keep offering the foods they reject because it takes up to 10 times of trying a food for little ones before they will sometimes decide if they like it. Have you tried pureeing a veggie up and mixing into the macaroni? You could blend up peas or cauliflower, just a small amount since their serving sizes are small and mix it in without them knowing. My daughter was very picky from 15 months til 4 lol. She now eats me out of my house and my rule of thumb is she has to take 3 bites of what is on her plate before she can get down from the table. No problems anymore but that used to be rough at times..but eventually it worked..consistency is key :)

ArmyWife & Mom x3 TTC since Jan 2014; 3 kids; Colorado 2066 posts
status 23rd Aug

DS is 8, and we're still dealing with this. My advice is make her eat what you cook. Cook things you know she likes, maybe give her a couple of choices. Stick to your guns though, we didn't and I regret it.

♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5798 posts
23rd Aug

Yeah, we set at that table for 2 hours for her to eat 2 carrots and a potato. :?
We had to 'throw toys' away for her to even consider eating.



We usually make her sit at the table until she's done... it's just getting harder an harder for us. She puts up a bigger fight each time.
This is becoming bullshit. If she doesn't already like it, then she's decided she won't eat it.

Mommy~to~2~and~lovin~it! Due April 4; 2 kids; Texas 4503 posts
24th Aug

Does she have any interest in helping you cook? Sometimes that would work too if I let my daughter help me pick out what to eat then cook it. This year since she started kindergarten, I took her to the store and let her pick out stuff for her lunchbox that is strictly for her lunches and only hers so I don't run out of stuff as quick. She has been doing really well with that. I never cooked separate food for her though when it came to dinner etc...if she did not eat, she went to bed not eating..after a night or two she decided she would rather eat than be hungry.

adkjishaiu 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 42905 posts
24th Aug
Quoting Mommy~to~2~and~lovin~it!:" Does she have any interest in helping you cook? Sometimes that would work too if I let my daughter help ... [snip!] ... etc...if she did not eat, she went to bed not eating..after a night or two she decided she would rather eat than be hungry."

agreed, if they help make it, they tend to want to eat it. That's a huge thing for me here. My girls are a bit older though but if you let her help assist in making some of it, she'll see and probably want to try some