Brittni - posted on 04/11/2010 ( 81 moms have responded )
My 18 month old daughter Celes has trouble eating anything ever! Just tonight I tried giving her a cut up hotdog (she ate maybe 2 bites), a PBJ sandwich (she wouldn't even look at it), and some mashed potatoes with carrots (again, maybe 2 bites). She was signing for milk the whole time and I kept telling her no, not til she ate human food, but she wouldn't eat! I finally counted the 2 bites of potato as her dinner, then gave her her cup of milk and she didn't drink more than 2 ounces!!! I know she's hungry, because this pattern basically describes breakfast and lunch for today as well as yesterday, she hardly ate anything! I wouldn't be so frustrated if this wasn't a daily struggle. She's healthy, she just had her 18mo checkup last week, she's 25lbs 5oz and active, but very very cranky, I assume that's because she's hungry! Anyone else out there have anti-food children?? And what do you do to get them to eat???