picky eaters???

Nichole - posted on 05/28/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my daughter just turned 2 but she is the pickiest eater in the world.she will only eat chicken nuggets hot dogs lunchables and very few other foods are there any tips anyone can give me on getting her to eat new foods we are worried about her size she is tiny she eats 3 meals and snacks in between but it is always the same thing. any advice would be great thanksladies.

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Amy - posted on 06/19/2010

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I think alot of what everyone wrote are great ideas, I also have some picky eatters my son is 6 and my daughter is 2 and my daughter wasnt always a picky eatter but that she see's her brother not eatting things then she wont, so I try and mix veggy in with things now they both love fruit I have no problems there but i think mixing the veggys in with ground beef and making hamburgers are a great idea and I am going to try that, also what I do is make fun and tastie dips to dip in their veggys that helps my kids they love peaunt butter and most kids do so if ur kids like peaunt butter then that is a good way. good luck!

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trust me when i tell you, dont freak out. my SIX year old was the exact same. I couldnt get her to eat anymore than a cheeseburger and fries from mcdonalds. she was sooo picky i was worried about her not growing. even now shes incredibly tiny but the doc assures me when she wants to eat she will. as long as the fluids are going theres no HUGE issue, unless it actually GREATLY affects her growth dont make a bid deal out of it. i know thats a hard thing to do, but it'll be ok

Nichole - posted on 06/15/2010

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My son is sooo picky! One day he'll eat something, but the next day (or a few days later) refuses. Vegetables are definitely something he wont eat. Since my daughter (almost1) still eats the baby food, I mix that in with stuff i make him. I put the pureed squash or carrots in his scrambled eggs or omelettes, I make a batch of pancakes and mix in pureed sweet potatoes and he eats those up. I freeze the rest of them and he likes to eat them frozen too. Since its getting hotter I plan to freeze apple juice with some pureed veggies mixed in like popsicles since he loves his otter pops. I'm always trying to think of ways to sneak in good stuff into his foods. Hope this helps!

Renee - posted on 06/04/2010

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My son will go in phases where he will eat everything in sight and other times where I can barely get him to eat anything. I give my son a choice on what to eat most of the time. This way he has a "say" in what he eats. If he doesn't eat his food, it keeps coming back as a snack until the next meal time.

Vanessa - posted on 06/02/2010

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Does she eat yogurt or fruit or veggies? I would suggest still giving her homogenized milk as the fat content is high, as well as full fat yogurts if she'll eat them. Will she drink smoothies? My son is picky too and I mix in veggies like carrots, peas, broccoli and fruit with milk and yogurt. He loves them and I know he is getting his vitamins at the same time!!:) I also ground in various veggies into hamburger meat. I still try offering different veg and foods everyday because I keep hoping that one day he'll just decide to try and eat it:) good luck!

Elyssa - posted on 05/28/2010

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My son just turned 2 on the 12th of May and he was getting like that too! lol... I know this sounds terrible... but I started calling corn and peas and carrots and mixed vegetables "candy" and well... he started eating them... (because he thought it was candy) now I've changed it back to carrots and peas and corn and he eats it because he knows he likes it... One thing I noticed with my son, is that he eats much better when we all sit down and have family meals. What also helps him eat better is having home cooked meals (I know, it takes up a lot of time, but it makes it so that he eats well) instead of microwave/fast meals. If you would like some recipies for my sons favorite (fast and easy) meals send me a message and I'd be happy to get some for you! Good luck... their appitites do increase eventually... I mean, I don't know many adults who only enjoy 3-5 different foods!

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