Need some help please

Angela - posted on 09/09/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Ok so my daughter will only seem to eat chicken nuggets and nothing else, so i need some ideas to get her to eat other things. Please help

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Tracy - posted on 10/01/2010

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Probably the texture and knows what it looks like so try similar looking items like a pizza purger, pork fritter, and chicken cordon bleu so she can get ham and sheese. My kids love fish but not the processed stuff if I get catfish or Tilapia filets dip in flour and fry they will each eat a whole filet. My 13 month old will eat double what her 23 month old sister eats. Kaitlyn will eat 2 or 3 bites of something then refuses it but she drinks liike there is no tomorrow and normally she is given milk because of the not eating so if she hasn't ate good all day I give her a Pediasure to drink at bedtime so she is getting the calories and fat she need s to continue to gain weight. She knows what she likes or wants already however she isn't talking yet and is not able to express why she doesn't want to eat something. In the meantime I provide choices every meal but I also will make something I know she will normally eat at least once a day.

Leonie - posted on 09/27/2010

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Have you heard of the blood type diet? I have started on this new way of healthy eating. Funnily enough, my daughter likes eating what I eat and is right into lettuce, carrots, tomatoes etc.... She did go through a phase of just wanting ham, but has gotten past that. I think we have a BIG influence on what they eat and how they deal with it...

Adrienne - posted on 09/25/2010

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they all go through these phases. soon it will be another food. lol. you can try adding something to the plate fruit vege's or they also make chicken with other things inside, spinach, cheese etc.

Sara - posted on 09/25/2010

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My son went through a LONG phase that seemed to end (with my help) about 2 days ago. He would only drink. Milk, juice, water.. never eat. He never had breakfast cuz he would just throw it on the floor. He would play with lunch and then drink his cup. Pick at dinner and make gross faces, then drink his cup. Well I got mad a few days ago cuz he's almost 2 and needs to knock that crap off. So I told him to open his mouth (I said it in a very stern voice so he listened), I put a piece of food in. He was about to take it out and I told him "do NOT take that out of your mouth. Chew it and swallow" He sat and whipered for 10 minutes with that piece of food in his mouth. Enough time for me to clean up the table and kitchen after dinner. Then he chewed it and swallowed it. For the FIRST time! Don't get me wrong, he ate food.. on HIS terms. Junk food or certain fruits. NEVER vegetables or anything really healthy. And tonight at dinner there was no crying and he ate 2 green beans and a carrot!!! We praised him like crazy and gave him a treat. I guess we just needed to put our foot down. They're smarter than we think they are...

Dorothy - posted on 09/24/2010

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my daughter is hooked on mac and cheese and pasta .. every night when we ask what she wants she says mac and cheese. I know she gets a balanced diet in childcare so I dont worry to much at dinner, btu i do sneak in veggies when I can without her knowing ro she wont eat it

Sarah - posted on 09/22/2010

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It is definitely a phase! Offer up lots of healthy options during the day. The dip thing might work my daughter will only eat carrots with dip. Try to pick a healthy tasty dip and limit the dip by puting only a little on her plate. I sometimes trade my daughter bites of food. Choose something you know she likes but maybe doesn't want to eat. Then tell her if you take 1-2 bites of this you can have a bite of chicken nugget. That usually works with my daughter.

Kali - posted on 09/21/2010

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My son loves to dip his food. I try to give him different things to dip.
Part of it might be that she wants to be in control. So let her choose between two things you want her to eat.

Belkys - posted on 09/20/2010

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My son is the same way - but what I've noticed is that it is not necessarily the chicken nuggets but more so the texture of them, so I have been trying to give him stuff that is similar like fish sticks, popcorn shrimp, shockingly even cucumbers since they have that crunchy texture. Give it a try - hope it works =)

Amanda - posted on 09/19/2010

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Dont buy chicken nuggets and only offer her what you want her to eat, If they are all gone you cant do anything about it, and if shes hungery she'll eat what you have to offer!
Also make the other foods fun, use a cookie cutter to shape food into fun shapes also adding a drop of food color to food makes it more fun to eat like in pasta or rice and califlower let her pick the color, also you can get non salt seasonings to add to her food to make them more taisty also dips for cooked vegies is always a easy way to get kids to eat more of them, try honey mustard or ranch also lots of kids like ceaser dressing.

Byra - posted on 09/15/2010

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Keep offering all different types of food and slip in a vitamin to keep things balanced. Some days my daughter doesn't eat anything of value and other days she eats everything I give her. I never have the same food from week to week except for fruit and veges so she can't get too stuck on any one thing. I also grind up veges and hind them in mashed potatoes, which is something I know she will always eat.

Belle - posted on 09/12/2010

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my son like his cheese and sausages... but if we dont have them then he cant have them.... if they are really hungry they will eat, they wont starve.... my son only likes juice but when i want him to have water he chucks tantrums but eventually when he is thirsty he will have the water....

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I think it is a phase that they seem to go through. I know my daughter currently is going through a phase of wanting to eat only ham. I just make sure that I constantly offer a variety of foods throughout the day, if she is hungry enough she will try other foods. May be try making your own chicken nuggets and hiding vegetables in them. I do that to make sure she is getting some vege intake.

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