Amanda - posted on 08/12/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
My daughter doesn't have much of an appitite. She is a very picky eater, she won't eat have the time when i make her lunch or dinner, she'll eat her cereal at breakfast or eggs, but when it comes time for lunch or dinner she wants candy or some other snack food. For example, last night i made spaghetti, she didn't want it she said she wanted peanuts, i even offered to put the peanuts on her speghetti but she still didn't want it she wanted peanuts in a bowl. I tried putting my foot down but it made it worse. and i didn't want to send her to bed without eating, i would just feel horrible if i did that. i've always been told not to force them to eat if they don't want to, that they will let you know when they're hungry. But she was obviously hungry because she wanted to eat just not what i made. She loves spaghetti so i just don't understand it. Is there anything i can do to get her to eat more than jus snack food at meal time?