I DONT KNOW WHAT ELSE FEED MY SON! HELP!!

Jesica - posted on 01/15/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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HI, MY NAME IS JESICA, MY SON IS 16 MONTH OLD, AND HE LATLY IS BEEN A PICKY EATER, HE LIKE MOST CRUNCHY FOOD, HE WILL EAT RICE AND BEANS OR CHICKEN NUGETS, BUT I DONT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO COOK, I TAKE ANY ADVICE ON THIS, MY PEDIATRITIAN TOLD ME THAT IS NORMAL AT THIS AGE, BUT HE CAN NOT LIVE IN RICE AND BEANS, SO THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

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Amanda - posted on 01/21/2010

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my daughter is picky too but here are some of the things she does eat.....
cooked broccoli with butter and Parmesan cheese, mashed sweet potato with apple sauce and cinnamon, peanut butter and banana sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich, baby yogurt, shredded lettuce with dressing, garbanzo beans, dry cereal, cold rice noodles, pancakes, assorted fruits, sometimes she will eat grilled tofu

Shenetta - posted on 01/20/2010

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well he can live off that but the question is: Is he a weight loss risk if not he will be fine because he is at the age when their eating habits change he will grow out of it trust me my son was a funny eater as well now he is 10. Matter of fact my 17 month old loves to eat but lately her eating is starting to chnge some. You can try flinstone vitamins to increase his appetite maybe he'll eat what ever my 2 year old does and she barely eat if she don't eat the vitamin. Hope they help.

Shenetta

Ellen - posted on 01/20/2010

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Is your son cutting his molars? If so he may be eating the crunchy food because it feels good on his gums. I have a good eater who eats anything that I dont nail down or hide from him. You can try toast with Polaner all fruit jelly (so you dont have added sugar), either baked or fried eggplant, sauteed shredded beets, cheerios make a great snack, almost any kind of semi soft food. If he is not teething and just being a picky eater try mixing different foods and making up silly names for them. I got my son to eat a super healthy quick meal by calling it "frog guts" only because that's what it looked like. I took half an avacado and mashed it with sauteed spinach and spaghetti squash and some cut up cherry tomatoes. It appeals to the boyishness of him. I keep a chart of his ABC's and have a list of foods he eats for each letter which helps me with the variety of foods he eats.

Sarah - posted on 01/20/2010

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My Daughter is 17 months she is a really good eater. Applesauce, green beans, grilled cheese, mac n cheese, string cheese, pizza, and pizza rolls, brussel sprouts usually anything she can do herself she loves. We started using a spork and she loves it. Chicken noodle soup is perfect the sponge bob are the best for little ones to pickup themselves.

Laura - posted on 01/20/2010

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Stoneyfield makes a really great yogurt with veggies and fruit mixed together with yogurt plus it is organic! My 17 month old LOVES it and will eat it 3 times a day everyday if I let him!

Lisa - posted on 01/20/2010

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It is pretty normal for that to happen and your pediatritian is right about that. My daughter was the same way. Take your time with other foods and try something knew with your son. That is what I had to do and eventually they will start eating other foods. My daughter at first used to only eat french fries and chocolate but now she eats everything that tastes good to her. The only she rejects right now is anchovies but eats everything else. If you want some more advice with introducing new foods or foods that you have tried to introduce but won't eat just email me at: lisakern36@yahoo.com and put in the subject line need help with feeding my child. In the body of the email just put your name and that you are replying from circle of moms and I will help out the best that I can. You can tell other people about that help to if you want to.

Nikki - posted on 01/18/2010

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My sons the same way. There was a time were I could name the things he would eat on one hand. B seems to be opening up to different things for now, but he will always eat spaghettios or raviolis. There are mini raviolis at Walmart. He also likes peanut butter and jelly or honey, grilled cheese, mac and cheese and hot dogs. If nothing else I make him a pancake. He always eats those :) Good luck

Ashley - posted on 01/18/2010

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Take some fresh plan carrots and put them in water and the in the microwave for about 30 sec and see what he thinks the crunch is there and my daughter loves them. I also give her fresh apple slices its sours and cold and crunchy(carrots in the produce section that say micowaveable} (pre-sliced apples) Most of the time if they say so I don't want it and you leave it there or take it and say umm yummy they will eat it.

Lauren - posted on 01/18/2010

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you could try cooked but still cruchy vegetables in cheese sauce? my daughter also loves fish in butter sauce. i suppose it doesnt really matter what he is eating as long as he keeps eating it.

Rachel - posted on 01/17/2010

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Breayna's favorites are fruit, cheese, ravioli or most anything with noodles. yogurt (I like yobaby with fruit and cereal b/c it has lots of nutrition), french toast, fish sticks, etc. She really eats most anything that we eat. On days she doesn't eat so much,I give her Gerber Graduate Smart Sips or something like Pediasure to make sure she gets some nutrition. And if all else fails, just give them what they want,my mama said I lived on "hot dogs and cut-up cheese" for about 2 years and the doctor told her as long as I was eating something, there wasn't a problem.

Erika - posted on 01/17/2010

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Suggestions, that work for my son, who is also a big fan of chicken nuggets!

Grilled Cheese (cut up)
Can of soup (drained)
Veggie Burgers (cut up)
Macaroni and Cheese
Skinless Hot Dogs
French Toast
Eggo's/Waffles
Breakfast Sausage
Nutri Grain Bars

Hope this helps! He also LOVES Carrots, but not all kids do....

Lai - posted on 01/17/2010

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I hope this will help you get an idea.. my 17 month old eats, cheese, tofu, mac&cheese, spaghetti, fried rice, chow fun/chow mein, green beans, pinto beans, carrots, peans, quacidilla (spelling wrong, I know!), toast, waffles, brown rice, apples, blueberries, strawberries, ect. You might consider making some of these dishes :)

Brandi - posted on 01/17/2010

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gerber makes awesome quick fix meals for toddlers... My son loves them, you have to watch out for the chicken in some of them, but other than that they are awesome... They also make many other foods that your son might like. They are relatively cheap too.. hope this helps

Amy - posted on 01/16/2010

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have you thought about buying a baby cooking book i got one a while back and there is some good recipies in them, my son is also 16months and he has been really good with his food he loves his roast dinners. i feed my son alot of fruit like bananas, apple,orange,kiwi so just make sure he having that and should grow out of being picky.

Samantha - posted on 01/16/2010

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Try fish fingers, potato wedges, noodles, spagetti, lasagne, beef, chicken or lamb casserole, risotto..maybe u can try these with some crunchy noodles or prawn crackers...Good Luck, hope some of these suggestions give you some inspiration

Kirsty - posted on 01/15/2010

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My boy loves mashed potato and sweet potato. I then mash all the greens in as well. Maybe even a schnitzel which is quite easy for them to chew on. Lasagne as well. I am lucky that my little fella eats what ever we eat.

Chalis - posted on 01/15/2010

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My daughter pretty much eats anything, but she loves crunchy stuff too. You can try coating tofu cubes (get extra firm and drain the water from it. Pat dry with a paper towel) with cracker crumbs, crushed cereal, etc, spray with Pam and then bake them for 10-15 min on 350 degrees. They come out crunchy and are full of protein.

Jennifer - posted on 01/15/2010

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My 16 month old daughter loves spaghettios, and grilled cheese...mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, ravoli, bread and butter, jelly sandwiches, chicken and stars soup....hopefully that gave you a few ideas!

Shannon - posted on 01/15/2010

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If you find the answer to this LET ME KNOW! lol-- my son is a very picky eater as well. Chicken Nuggets, French fries, & candy is ALL he wants

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