Cristine - posted on 07/21/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
My daughter is 2 1/2 and she will only eat a handful of items (pizza, spaghetti, cereal, chicken nuggets, pb&j). Granted, I know my husband and I are mostly to blame for this. After I stopped giving her baby food, I would repeatedly give her the items that I knew she'd eat over and over and now that's all she'll eat. She used to eat grilled cheese sandwiches and mac and cheese, now she won't touch them.
I'm over having to make her something different for dinner and I know that she won't starve if she doesn't eat a few meals. Starting today, I'm not giving in to her pickiness anymore. She's getting a small helping of what we're eating and if she doesn't eat it then she'll just have to wait until the next meal.
Does anyone have any advice? Has anyone else had to deal with this and if so, how long was it before your toddler finally gave in and started eating what you were eating?