Susan - posted on 03/30/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
Please help. I have a picky eater who does not want to try new things (new to him, normal and plain to us). I had been making custom meals for him, and would like to get out of that habit. How do I do this? We have started to stop making custom meals and only offering what we are having for dinner. But he often sits there and doesn't eat anything or just the condiments? Do you reoffer that same plate/meal till he eventually eats it? Do you reoffer only new foods at the next meal time (ex: breakfast)? We have basically eliminated snacks as to keep him hungry at meal times. If he could eat what he wants at each meal, his appetite is just fine. It is just that he wants what he wants and doesn't want to try anything new.