Becky - posted on 09/17/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I hope someone can reassure me on this. My son will be 18 months on October 3rd. As of this day, he will only eat jarred baby food. I have bought those toddler meals to feed him. I have tried adult food. No go on either one. I first tried the toddler meals about 1 year old. He loved them at first. Ate every kind they had. At about 14 months, he started refusing to eat them. I have tried to give him regular food and all he does is purse his lips and spit. Or he throws it on the floor. I don't know what to do. The experts say to keep trying. That is all well and good but those toddler dinners are $3 each. And he won't eat them. I don't want to keep throwing money in the trash by keeping on trying to get him to eat them. The only non jarred foods he eats are french fries and bananas. He will eat a hot dog once in a while (only certain kinds and cooked certain ways). And he eats hot dog buns. Thats all. Is there anything I can do to get him to eat real food? I am so frustrated about this that I am about to cry. I feel like I am starving the poor kid because all he eats is that nasty jarred stuff. HELP!!!