What do you feed your toddler?!

Miranda - posted on 02/22/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )




My 17 month old daughter is becoming a little picky when it comes to eating. She eats a lot of oranges, peaches, mini wheats and cinnamon cheerios. Most of the other foods she just throws on the floor. She doesn't even really eat hot dogs which I thought all kids liked. Please help! What other foods can I try giving to her?


Mary - posted on 02/25/2011




We give my 2 year old most of foods suggested by others. Usually carbs are the easiest thing to get her to eat - pancakes, waffles, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, crackers, rice, etc. I try to give foods made with whole wheat flour. Sometimes I make the food into shapes tomake it more fun - a heart-shaped sandwich, etc. Also, I make oatmeal for her often using whole milk w/ a little cinnamon and sugar and she loves that. Sometimes she'll eat Cream of Wheat/Farina too. Getting protein and veggies into her is harder, but I just always offer a variety of food that includes those. Ground turkey or little shredded pieces of meat or beans or scrambled eggs mixed with rice is one thing she'll usually eat. For veggies, corn and broccoli are usually winners. Sometimes sugar snap peas she'll eat because she likes to open the pea pods and take out the peas. I have put tofu into fruit smoothies for another protein source.

Sharon - posted on 02/23/2011




Our little man is almost 16mths and eats everything, except rockmelon. We have been really lucky with him, except when it comes to fruit, if he sees it on the bench or in the fridge he won't eat anything until he gets fruit first, so we've had to put it all well out of his sight. Oh, and eggs, he's been a bit funny with scrambled eggs lately.

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Stacy - posted on 03/08/2011




My child, who will be 2 in April, really loves yogurt. It is a great source of calcium and fruit. Also, he loves string cheese, bananas(I just peel it back and he thinks that he is a big shot cause he holds it himself),also fresh turkey and grilled chicken.

Brianna - posted on 02/24/2011




my daughter eats everything I eat. she is not a picky eater but ive always given her healthy food and doesnt eat chocolate or anything like that unless were at a bday party or something

Kimberly - posted on 02/23/2011




My daughter is extremly hard to feed so I've pretty much tried everything under the sun but some things that I found that worked(sometimes) were hard boiled eggs cut up,sausages, plain pasta or with meat sauce, custard,yougarts, lunch meats like ham in little pieces, diced veggies cheese sticks, putting spreads on crackers etc etc. They dont work all the time but the odd time i do offer them they can work. Just keep trying things. My daughter hated anything to do with banana then one day ate one so dont write off a food completly cause she rejects it. Also try frozen yougart

Emily - posted on 02/22/2011




I just feed my toddler everything I eat. I don't make any special meals just 'cause she's little. She doesn't have to eat everything.. I just try to give a big variety, as I do w/ myself.

Kara - posted on 02/22/2011




I feel your pain - my son is a picky eater too, but we've found that if he sees us eating, then he's likely to eat too. We'll even share too
Our little guy loves his pasta, breads, buns and carbs. Getting him to eat meat is challenging, but thankfully he'll enjoy cheese, yogurt and peanut butter too. Have you tried pancakes, waffles, cooked veggies, french fries, or other finger type food? If you're really concerned about the nutrients she's getting you can always try the Pediasures that come in chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Rest assured you're not alone when it comes to picky eaters!

Cheyenne - posted on 02/22/2011




my son is 1 and he pretty much eats anything i eat. i loves grilled cheese sandwhiches and Quesadillas. he'll eat chicken, noodles, any type of bread, crackers, pizza crust, hot dogs. he doestn eat alot because he'd rather walk around but he gets what he wants to eat and hes done.

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