Melanie - posted on 02/26/2013 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hello! I'm looking for help with my 20 month old son. He's a skinny little dude, weighing only 21 pounds soaking wet. I have tried everything to get him to put some weight on. I have tried encouraging eating more frequently to the point where most of our time together is spent with me asking him if he wants this to eat? or this? I have tried calorie dense foods, but he'll eat most of the "classics" (peanut butter, cheese, full-fat yogurt, etc.) only sporadically and then minimally at best. Smoothies were a great idea that lasted all of about a week. Pediasure? Yeah, forget it. He won't touch the stuff. Meat? Ha, ha! Right. I might be able to get him to eat an all-natural beef hot dog or an egg yolk now and then. Basically he likes toast with butter, bananas, and frozen peas. He is so picky that even ice cream only gets a few licks at best! He is otherwise healthy and energetic. I am quite slim naturally and my husband is a healthy weight, but we both love to eat! We can't figure out why our son doesn't. Any new ideas?