Anika - posted on 06/16/2011 ( 102 moms have responded )
I'm getting very frustrated..my son ate very well up until around 14 months old, he would eat all fruit and veges, cereal, yoghurt etc. He is now about to turn 2 next month, and I've been battling with him to eat almost anything since 14 months. He used to eat weetbix with bananas every morning, then one day just refused it. I've tried making nice recipes, hiding the vegetables etc. He refuses to even taste anything I make! He is the only child at his pre-school who doesn't eat fruit at morning tea. Here's what he will currently eat: custard, raisins, weight watchers fruit bars, apple slices, mince and pasta bake/pasta, sometimes broccoli, peanut butter/nutella sandwiches.
As you can see, he only eats one type of fruit and vegetable. I try to limit his junk food, but I'm getting tired of making meals and them going to waste.
My plan is to make sure we sit down to eat together every meal, and to probably just take away the custard and fruit bars or anything 'junk' that he wants, and if he refuses to eat just try again the next meal and hope he will be hungry enough to eat. Anyone else gone through/going through this? Anymore suggestions? I know this is common with toddlers, but I don't want this to turn into a lifelong problem.