Veggies!

Jen - posted on 05/31/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My 16 mo old daughter was previously a great eater, and now we can't get her to eat veggies. Anybody else dealing with this? HELP!

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Sarah - posted on 06/14/2011

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My son is the same way. My dr said it's normal for them to do this up until about age 2 or 3. So hang in there. It should get better. I hope... lol

Emily - posted on 06/13/2011

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I'm in the same boat. my daughter will eat green beans one day and the next throw them on the floor to get to the corn. And the day after that she will only want the potatoes. I think a lot of it has to do with her molars coming in. When her gums are really swollen because a tooth is coming up she will only want broth for a day or two. We can usually get her to eat shredded wheat soaked in milk and trick a few boiled veggies in her mouth if they are really soft. Her appetite has really plumeted since her molars have started coming in so I wouldn't be suprised if that's what's going on.

Kelly - posted on 06/13/2011

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mine will only eat carrots, canned green beans (i tried frozen ones and they were not chewable for her), and peas... oh I forgot and potatoes (it is a hit and miss on which one she likes that day - regular vs sweet) but other than that it is super hard cause of the texture difference.

Nicole - posted on 06/13/2011

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My son will not eat his veggies if he has had other foods first. So, we will give him only veggies on his plate, then when he is done with those, we go on to the rest of dinner. Think about it this way, would you eat veggies if there was mac and cheese on your plate. I know I wouldn't. I hope this idea helps.

Mila - posted on 06/11/2011

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We are going through the same thing. She went from eating all kinds of things, to being super picky. She loved eggs and now she spits them out. I've gone back to the organic pouches for veggies, since at least I know she's getting some that way. And, I give her a vitamin drop everyday in her cereal or fruit sauce, so I feel better that she's getting at least some of her vitamins.

Rachael - posted on 06/11/2011

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I buy veggie sausages for my 17 month old as we are going through the same thing! She hasn't seemed to work out that they aren't meat!! Or I make big batches of meat casserole with loads of different veggies in with a thick sauce and then she just spoons them all in as they just taste of the nice meat sauce. I always say how much I hated that my Mum hid my veggies in things and here I am now doing the exact same thing!

Good luck!

Sara - posted on 06/07/2011

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My son is 17 months and loves peas but is now getting picky on what we try to introduce. I have found in the meantime giving him those Elle or Plum brand food packets with pureed organic fruits and vegetables. He loves them and gets his daily amount of fruit and veggies. I find them online or usually at Babies R Us when they have them on sale I stock up. Hope this helps and good luck!!!!

Kenyatta - posted on 06/07/2011

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I have a 17 month old daughter who loves, loves, loves veggies! It was a struggle at first, but I did things like put a small drop of ranch dressing, blue cheese, or peanut butter for dipping things such as apples, broccoli, which is her favorite, and steamed carrots. Now she chooses those things over MEAT! That helped along with arranging the veggies in assorted shapes and faces.

Licelle - posted on 06/07/2011

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Try mixing small cut up veggies in stir fry rice seasoned with low salt soy sauce. Onion, peas, carrots, broccoli. My LO wouldn't touch them separately. Her other fav is vegetable sushi. The I side out ones, so the rice is on the outside and cucumber, avocado and or chicken on the inside. It's always a winner with my 17 mnth old.

Alicia - posted on 06/07/2011

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We were having the same issue with our son. We pretty much try to hide veggies in things like pasta or rice. But then last night, on whim to try anything, I dipped a green bean in a little au jus sauce that we were having for our dinner, and he ate it...and many more after that. I think he's starting to like more full flavor foods. Same with adding ketchup. A little dab will do ya. And if it means he's eating mostly veggie that's fine w/me. Hope that helps.

Tammy - posted on 06/05/2011

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My daughter started her picky stage around the time she was a year and a half; prior to that she would eat anything (except peas). She is now almost 3 and is still picky, but is slowly getting better. If the texture is wrong, she spits it out, or won't even taste it. Strangely, she loves broccolli! She also still loves baby food, with her favorite being sweet potato and green beans. So, you might want to try going back to baby food veggies for now, if she'll eat it. Also, what you can do, is mash, or cut up veggies, almost like baby food and mix them with other foods, such as spaghetti, or soup; this works for my daughter too. Good luck!

Ashley - posted on 06/05/2011

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Mine either. He used to eat about anything! I started giving him the fruit/vegetable juice blends so at least he is getting some of the nutrition. Also I can sometimes get him to eat vegetable soup. Talk to your ped. you may be able to give him a supplement like pedia sure if he is lacking in any nutrients. But I wouldn't worry too much, it is probably just a phase and he will out grow it soon!

Michelle - posted on 06/03/2011

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She's 16 months so she's eating finger foods now yes? Remember that all kids go through this and that it can take up to ten times trying a new food to get a taste for it,so make sure you keep with it that many times...and my twins when they were younger and switching from baby food to finger foods it gets some getting use to with the different textures and everything...and they eventually wouldn't eat the baby food anymore cuz they got use to the big kid stuff..and I would try everything,kids usually love sweetpotatos compared to Lima beans or something...she might be bord if ur offering peas every day or something. And try and keep them warm,veggies go cold fast if there sitting on the tray for to long and no one wants to eat cold veggies. It also might help if that's the first thing you offer her when she sits down for a meal. If she's still eating baby food she might just be ready to try big girl food,if she's not ready for whatever reason,you can try seasoning stuff...I use to put cinnamon in my kids fruit for added health benefit and flavor.Hope one of these helps. If it keeps going on and you have tried everything,take her in and see what ur Dr says...good luck

Erin - posted on 06/03/2011

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Mine won't eat veggies or meat. Sorry I cannot be of more help. I also find it rather frustrating. He eats tons of fruit and carbs though, sugar lover. :) Good luck and if any one has any idea please let me know too.

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