Amber - posted on 09/01/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I'm hoping this is just a stage!?!
My son (15 months) used to eat everything at first vegetables, pasta, chicken, you name it. However he seriously woke up one day and decided he was no longer going to eat vegetables, pasta unless it had sauce, rice unless it was mixed with something, and the list goes on. When I go to give him vegetables he spits them out. If he so much as see's corn, peas, carrots in his food he will refuse to eat. He pretty much only want's to eat fruit, mac & cheese, grilled cheese, chicken, or spaghetti. I have noticed if I buy him the Chef Boyardee Rice with Chicken & Vegetables he will eat that. Obviously he cannot live off of just those things, he needs his vegetables. Now it may be mean but i'm not going to sit there and make him 20 different meals for lunch/dinner until he decides to eat. When I make him food and he throws a tantrum because he doesn't like it i've said ok fine you don't eat then & try again later. I've tried leaving the food he refuses to eat on his plate until he decides to eat them. However he is stubborn and he will not give in.
Does anyone else have this problem? If so how did you deal with it?