My 3 year old isn't eatting

Michelle - posted on 05/09/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son will be 4 in August and has always been a picky eater. However, over the past month or 2, his diet is becoming very limited. He'll tell me what he wants to eat and will only eat about 2 or 3 bits. (i.e. crakers with peanut butter and eats half of 1 crakers.)

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Jessica - posted on 06/24/2012

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my son is 4 in augest he is going through the same thing i used to be able to put anything infront of him and he would eat it.. the past few months have been hard he wont eat it if he dosnt like the look of it or feel of it in his hands..ive been reading up on it and also of friends surgested if he dosnt eat it DONT give him anything else..so today i tryed he ate most of his roast dinner so i was happy with the way its going its hard because you dont want them to go to bed hungry etc but it rele is working its worth a try x

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B is going through same phase. I have gone through is before, it will pass. I keep a tray of healthy finger foods on table or in fridge and let the kids self-serve through the day. I do make him sit with us for dinner but don't force him to eat. (But I do not offer anything different for dinner, he eats what we do or not at all.) The harder you push, the harder it will be to get him to try new foods. Try only giving water to drink as juice and milk may be filling him up. B can down several glasses of water a day and barely eat anything. But he is still happy and healthy.

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