What do you feed a 2 year old?

Karen - posted on 07/07/2010 ( 65 moms have responded )

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My son is just two and a half. He used to eat what ever I made. Then he decided he would only eat if I let him feed himself. Now he is not eating no matter what I make even if I let him feed himself. He drinks milk and strawberry Pediasure. He will drink juice and water. He will eat popcorn or chips when we are out at the movies, but that is not food. What ideas can you offer to feed a 2 year old? Maybe he is bored with my cooking. I know he ate the cheese pizza at the daycare. I need more ideas on what to feed a 2 year old.

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Surekha - posted on 05/30/2013

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Hi I have a 2 yr 4 months baby. she is very active. but poor at eating. I am searching for the ways to make her eat. she wont eat herself. every time she takes much time to eat. and also she in not interested in eating snacks also. only she drinks milk with out troubling me. from few days she gets angry when i shout to her to eat and stops eating completely. i dont know what to do and how to handle her.let you suggest the ways how to handle my baby.

Teboho - posted on 04/12/2013

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Good evening. I have a 2 year old kid who doesn't eat much. Infact, she didn't eat at all at some point. She's growing a tummy unusually. And i'm worried. I need a diet plan that will help both of us. Please help

POMPY MADHURY - posted on 09/05/2013

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WHAT IS THE BEST FOR MY 2 YEARS CHILD' BRAIN DEVELOPMENT?

Amy - posted on 09/07/2013

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I have twin girls and they are 2 1/2. Kaylee was the picky one and would not eat. Now, she has grown out of that, but now Jade is the picky one. Jade has always been the baby who couldn't wait to eat. Ever since her birth she was wanting to pig out. My guess is that they are going through a faze. Whyyy? 😭 Ive was worried to death about Kaylee and she is now gaining weight. Jade wants nothing to do with food. They are right about the milk and Pediasure. Just keep offering foods thats the best you can do! :) I have also tried to pushing back a meal by 30 minutes. Sometimes that worked great! Smiles 😄

Robert And - posted on 03/14/2013

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My son is almost two. Macaroni and cheese, but puree some cauliflower or sweet potato and mix it in. Even our 6 year does not complain. We make batches of puree and freeze it, then add it into their food and they do not know. Pancakes are good for disguising healthy food, like the puree or applesauce, healthier oats or oatmeal. Our son likes things like cheese chunks, sausage, ham, fruit cups, fruit sauces (some have carrot it them), french toast, pancakes, muffins (with veggies and fruit mixed in), grapes, apples, cereal, cheese whiz sandwiches, soft jam filled cereal bars, bite size rice cakes, oat crackers, yogurt. Other suggestions would be sweet potato fries, fish sticks, chicken nuggets, homemade hamburgers, hotdogs, anything you can dip in Ketchup or bbq sauce; chicken noodle soup or spaghetti cut up that small, grilled cheese with ham. Canned lunch meat or spam. Egg, chicken or turkey salad sandwiches. Kidney beans, mashed up beans and potatoes. Other kinds of lentils that can be finger foods. I know when i was a kid, i use to like when my mother made my cheese and bread into a snowman using carrot and celery sticks as the arms and I would eat it all.
Hope this all helps. Good luck moms and dads.

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Cody - posted on 06/02/2014

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Put him in a high chair and put a bib on him and have him toddler milk and put a diaper on him it will work

Natalie - posted on 05/31/2014

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my 2 year old can be picky too and goes in different phases. I choose organic whenever possible, nitrate free lunch meat, and avoid food additive chemicals. he loves sliced apples, grapes, and loves loves baby tomatoes. a few things he has eaten are quesadillas with turkey and avocado, chicken noodle soup and ill toss in some extra veggies like carrots, chicken nuggets, baked French fries, cheese pizza, miso soup with noodles, grilled cheese, and mac n cheese from whole foods and ill let him throw in some extra cheese and stir it :) and he must have his grape tomatoes at every meal or he'll remind me lol

Ishvisahaani - posted on 05/22/2014

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Fruits(fresh, dried, frozen), Vegetables, Grains, Dairy, Proteins(twice a week)

Afolake - posted on 05/19/2014

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My two year old son doesn't drink milk except when mixed with cereal .what can I do to make him drink milk alone

Allison - posted on 05/14/2014

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My son is 2 years old and he was diagnosed with failure to thrive. He weighs 21.2 pounds and is 2' 6" tall and in the 3rd percentile for his weight. I was doing some research on ideas just like this, and I came across a few things: try not to let your child drink during meals unless absolutely necessary. It will fill them up with some empty calories and they'll start to get into the mindset that "I drink until I feel full and then once it's gone, maybe I'll snack on some food." Try to keep the majority of liquids you give your son after playing or during snack times, then after meals. I'm not saying cut out those liquids you give during the meals entirely from his diet - just give him more during the other times. I also let my son help me make dinner, like mixing things in a bowl or bringing me something I need (I usually set the unopened items on a chair or on his level that he can reach) or helping me knead pizza dough. Maybe getting him involved in making the food will make him want to eat it - it works with my son now! When it comes to eating, let him choose between a couple of items for a side dish or a dessert ,or during snack time. It took me forever to figure out that my son didn't want to eat something that he had no control over choosing - if he can pick what he wants, he will devour all of it! And of course we have to put all of his toys away and close his toy bin, and keep the TV off while we eat our meals together. He eats off my plate and I eat off his. It's a great way to bond and enjoy eating. I have to hide my son's cup during meals so he can't see it, but where I can get it for him if he starts to choke or cough during his meals.

Amanda - posted on 04/21/2014

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My daughter is 2 1/2 she also like many used to eat whatever I would give her but lately morning she wants lucky charms or dinosaur egg oatmeal lunch Mac n cheese with chicken nuggets and dinner hot dogs with corn I know it's not healthy but she eats that's wat matters

Hiline - posted on 04/21/2014

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I think we have the same problem now..My son used to eat whatever i gave him especially fruits and vegetables..But lately, he refuses to eat..he just wants to drink milk, juice, and water..He even refuses to eat blended fruits...Need help...

Say - posted on 04/01/2014

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my son is 2.5 years old and he used to eat vegetables but now I have to sneak it in his food. if he sees something green he will not want it. Now if I give him food he will only eat spaghetti.. rice.. chicken..ramen noodles.. pizza or pancakes French toast.. now my husband will have eggs lunch meat..or anything and he will eat it. I come to realize that he can be a bit stubborn when it comes to me and giving him food. he thinks he can eat what he wants when I'm cooking but eats whatever his dad gives him..

Alina - posted on 03/29/2014

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my son is 1 1/2 years old and eats the same thing almost everyday ... eggs with baby hotdog and tomato with one yogurt and then soup for the middle of the day all different kinds of soups and mashed patatos or pasta with a chicken pattie thatssss it wont eat nothing else I tryyyyy any help for me ?????? ( and for some reason he refuse to chew swallows right away that's why I have to make everything mushed. Help would be gratefully appreciated.

Amanpreet - posted on 03/10/2014

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My son is 2 year he never feels hungary .he is feeded forcefuly please help

Nasrin - posted on 03/05/2014

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I have 2 years son he doesnt s eat any thing himself. which food shoulD i give him and how many time

Kanwaljeet - posted on 11/08/2013

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Hi Karen. You can give him soups. semolina and milk halwa. I thineg sandwhich is good option.

Priya - posted on 03/15/2013

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Hi,
I too have a 2 years old but thankfully she is a good eater and eats most stuff. She loves her vegetables. I am Indian, so her lunch usually has rice, with a vegetable and pulses. Sometimes she has an egg in evening. For breakfast it is mostly milk and cereal or sandwiches or vegetable poha/upma etc( whatever we are having). Dinner is mostly some sort of bread. She also loves homemade pizza and I add loads of veggies with tomato sauce. She does not have lot of milk, usually 5-6 oz other than breakfast, but she has yogurt with lunch and sometime also has cheese.

My suggestion would be to limit his milk and pediasure and juice. I have heard that pediasure has so many calories that it may suppress their appetites

Kris - posted on 12/08/2012

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Yes, he will learn to eat pretty fast, but making him eat like that can cause him to hate certain foods as an adult that he was forced to eat as a child, thus denying him of certain nutrients. Problems like this can be very difficult, and should be handled with sensitivity and understanding. But sometimes a firm hand is needed. If he sees adults he looks up to eating what he doesn't want to, and praising the food, he's more likely to eat it. And when he does, don't make a big deal, but show him that you approve of what he ate, and that it makes you happy to see him eating like a big boy.

Kris - posted on 12/08/2012

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I'm glad to hear that you're giving him vitamin and healthy drinks, but he can't stay on that diet forever. It could be just a phase. My daughter went through a phase when we first got her on baby food. She refused to eat the desserts. She would spit them out the instant she knew they were sweet. Then she went through a phase around 3, where she wouldn't touch her food with her hands. If she didn't have silverware, she wouldn't eat. I'm 29, and I'm still going through a phase lol. I won't eat anything squishy, like canned spinach or peas. I can't stand them, always have. As long as it's not all junk food and candy, let him be for a little while. Talk to his dr about extra supplements so he doesn't get bad sick or something.



If you haven't already, try asking him why he doesn't want to eat. Ask him questions about the food, your cooking, if he's bored, if he's not hungry. The most important questions to ask, is if food makes his tummy hurt, or makes him feel sick. Oh, I'd ask if anyone has told him something icky about food. Don't give him the 3rd degree, give him the 1000th degree LOL. Ask any and all questions, even if you don't think they're important. The smallest detail can help figure this out.



If he says food hurts his tummy, then he's probly got an allergy to something common in food, like gluten. If so, then you can try getting a few different "whatever"-free foods, and explain to him that he needs to try just a little bit so you can see if he can eat it. Have some kind of anti-nausea or antacid handy(if they make any for kids), and have some tylenol too. so if it starts to bother him, he has something to help him feel better.



If he says he's just not that hungry, then it's most likely a growth spurt. My daughter went through one and barely ate anything for 4 months. She weighed the same as she did the 4 months ago, but she was taller. She was perfectly healthy though. She lost most of the baby fat, and got real skinny, and just stayed that way. Once she started eating more, she started eating like a horse, and hasn't stopped lol. If he doesn't feel like eating, talk to his dr to find some kind of trick-snack. like the vitamin gummy bears. I'm sure there's other things out there that will fill him a little more then a few gummies though lol.



Make sure you take him to the dr more then usual, so he can have tests done to make sure his nutrient levels are ok. They probly won't be where they should, or where the dr wants them, but as long as they're high enough to keep him out of the hospital, then that should be ok. I mean, if he doesn't want to eat, you can't exactly force him. So just keep an eye on his behavior and activity. If anything gets weird or worries you, more then it does now, find a specialist who can help.

Sarah - posted on 12/06/2012

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I will be continuing to watch this because all my 2 year old eats is peanut butter sandwiches. He will each chicken nuggets but not any other chicken. He will eat a McDonald's cheeseburger, but we don't eat out that often. He will eat bananas and cookies (I can't stop my Grandpa from giving them to him). He also likes peanut butter crackers, pretzels and dry cereal. That is about all my son eats and most of the time it is peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One suggestion my son's doctor had was to make sure he isn't drinking to get full. I limit my son's drinks to one cup with all meals and one cup in between meals if he eats his meal. So no breakfast, no drink. I would prefer him to eat.

Rachael - posted on 10/27/2012

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My son is 19 months and we give him everything we eat- we don't eat junk food. An example of a meal would be roasted chicken with rice and veggies. We make everything small and chewable. At 2 he should be able to eat everything you eat but in small pieces. I would make his meals more nutritious than just pizza, popcorn and chips, etc. He should have ,mainly meats, veggies and little carbs. Kids need all the proper nutrition to grow. Limit the sugar, can cause diabetes!

Hope this helps

Victoria - posted on 10/25/2012

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My son is also two and a half. I go to pick him up from daycare and he eats things there that he will never eat at home. I do pack his lunch with things like whole grain pasta, yogurt, mini bagels with cream cheese, grapes, chicken nuggets, hotdogs and green beans, apples, eggs...and a snack. (Has anyone found Soft Paw snacks? They aren't cookies but they seem like it to a toddler.) Another good snack are the "Grabbers". They are drinkable yogurt and he loves them.



All this seems so redundant. He is now saying, no chicken mommy, no eggs mommy, no "da da da" mommy. I really do think he is becoming sick of the menu. I feel like I give him a good healthy selection and he eats it all well at lunch at daycare. When he gets home it is difficult to get him to eat what I want him too.



Any help or comments?



Thanks-



Victoria



P.S. For some reason I cannot get him to eat sandwiches, or deli meat. He likes "real" American cheese but not processed cheese:) He is such a male diva! Help?

Tina - posted on 05/21/2012

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Sounds about right - it's def not your cooking - it's him being two (PS: This lasts through 4 at least)
Two things to consider: 1 - Their growth slows down immensely so they just don't need as much food - and they will eat if they're hungry
2 - What else does he have control over?

What works for us (And isn't ideal) is letting her pick out the fruits and veggies at the store she'd like to eat and I leave a bowl out throughout the day - or if I make her a sandwich it hangs around until it's gone... For the most part I've given up the food battle and she usually comes around if we don't make a big deal out of it.

Becky - posted on 07/12/2011

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My daughter went through that phase still is on days, but I stick with they'll eat when there hungry. I know as parents we don't like seeing our children miss a meal. My daughers big favorite when she was 2 was salsberry steaks, mashed potatoes, and butter beans, she'd eat yogurt like it was going out of style too. but no kid can refuse homemade mashed potatoes. good luck figuring out what to feed a 2 year old!! Becky

Wendy - posted on 07/12/2011

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my son is 18 months old and won't let me feed him he has exactly what we eat but he will only eat if someone else is eating with him, he doesn't like to feel like he is being treated differently so if we have steak so does he, if we have a roast so does he, but he is not allowed milk before food or again he won't eat as the milk has filled him up, don't make too much fuss of the fact that he's not eating or he may turn it into a game i'd cut out all snacks and treats until he starts eating proper meals that way you know he'll be hungry!

Charlotte - posted on 08/21/2010

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Can't emphasize enough Mums feed the kids lots of variety early on. At 6 months not just cereal, mix in pureed prunes, pears, squash. This helps set their palate and directs their future tastes/preferences. If all they eat early on is rice and starch...guess what they want later?!?

Meagan - posted on 08/21/2010

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my 2.5 yr old and 18month loove lasagne, chicken fetticini alfrado, cheese pizza, if i make kraft dinner sometimes i will jazz it up by adding a can of tuna and some diced veggies they seen to like it alot. chicken and cheese quesadilas are a hit, i also serve sandwiches and soup (egg salad, tunafish, bolognese, ham, turkey, chicken, pb&j, grilled cheese, along with every kind of soup under the sun) chicken strips and fries, fishsticks, anything thats finger food, i think my kids look forward to meals cause its always somethiing different and they never know what to expect and they get to try a ton of different things dont be scared to offer your child something one time my 2 yr old ate a salmon fillet, with barBQd zuccinni and a salad with lemon juice dressing... gobbled it up. Thats how my parents eat and they offered him some one time and he just loved it, very odd i thought tho. Good Luck finding out what to feed your 2 year old!

Karen - posted on 08/21/2010

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Today was the first day in months that my son ate a meal with me. He is more than picky. I think something is wrong with his taste buds. He likes things that I dont like... like fish.... but chocolate is not on his list... not even cookies. He will eat a few things... all odd. He eats mashed potatoes, or mashed sweet potatoes. So I try to hide puree of veggie in them just for my sanity. He will eat fish sticks, but only mrs Pauls... and only if I cut them up. Today he ate cheese pasta with tomato sauce, cause that's what we had together. He licked every bite before eating it... silly kid. But I was so happy to see something real go in there other than one of my puree tricks or milk. If you all could do me a favor... make me a simple list of what you have fed your two year old for lunch and dinner.
1 Mashed potatoes with hidden puree of Veggies.
2 Sweet potatoes.
3 Fish sticks.. cut to pieces.
4 Mac and cheese.

Crystal - posted on 07/26/2010

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I had the same problem with my 16 month of daughter. Last week I talk to her ped. She said to cut her milk down to only 2-3 cups a day. Like moring , and night. Give her yougurt once a day for her snack, or even pudding so they are not losing the vitamins they need. After a couple of days she was eating everything in sight because she wasn't full on milk and juice. Good luck~

Ronda - posted on 07/23/2010

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Buy the gogurts and freeze them. They're easy for the kids to eat and they also tend to think it's like icecream.



Another idea for what to feed a 2 year old would be cheese or cheese/chicken quesidillas. They're pretty easy to make. I like to buy whole wheat or whole grain tortillas. You can also hide veggies inside of them. You can mash sweet potatoes and spread them on the tortilla before you add the cheese. my kids love them. I have a 4 yr. old and 16 month old triplets, so I like things that can be made quickly.

Debbie - posted on 07/23/2010

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My daughter is 2.5 and one days she likes something and the next she doesn't. She does hot dogs, chicken, chicken nuggets, loves fruit and cheese, cereal, sandwiches (I've only done pb&j, turkey, and bolagne so far), and such like that. During the day she generally drinks water but has chocolate milk in the morning and my husband gives her juice when he gets home from work. She also likes pizza ... but on any given day she could have loved something and then decides she no longer likes it anymore until the next time we feed it to her. Who knows.

She used to like Mac and cheese but seems to no longer like it and I haven't been able to get her to like it recently. Makes my 9 year old happy since she doesn't like it either and there's less chance that I'll make it if 2 of them don't like it. (smile)

Dawn - posted on 07/23/2010

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I think every 2 year old must go through a phase like this. Maybe their tastebuds change or mature around 2 years old, but I don't know. Our three older children went through it and my 2 year old son is going through it now. I suggest cutting back on the milk and Pediasure (Gannon's Dr said milk and Pediasure keep him fuller longer so he wasn't eating as much as he should) and allowing him to tell you when he's hungry. When he's hungry, offer him some easy to handle, healthy foods and keep track of the ones he favors to keep on hand. Right now Gannon's are cereal, goldfish crackers, apple slices, orange slices, celery, carrot sticks, mac and cheese, pizza bites, and corn on the cob. It's not the diet I would like him to have, but he's eating things that are mostly good for him and he's not losing weight.
Keep us posted and good luck!

Lana - posted on 07/22/2010

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hi there. i have heard that at that age children will start to slow right down as their growth spurts slow right down. whether this is true or not am not sure. Spaghetti bolognese is always a winner with us, also lately i have been giving cheese and bickies and dip and on its own it is not enticing but give them a kids knife to spread the dip and it is a big winner. also i did soft boiled eggs the other day with soldiers and that was a good novelty thing. other than that i am boring with toasted sandwiches or fruit buns and meat and veg for tea aswell as fried rice

Heather - posted on 07/21/2010

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I have a therapist who comes to my home to help my 2 year old. My daughter is doing the same thing, the therapist says it is called a blonde faze where children will only eat things that are light colored like chips, crackers, and such. I just went looking thru the stores until I found foods that were light colored but healthier for her. apples, hotdogs, noodles with veggies. these are a few things my toddler will eat. good luck and just know that it will pass and soon he will be back to eating anything.

Charlotte - posted on 07/17/2010

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Try Berries as its a great time of year for that. Also Watermelon is usually a hit (especially if you let them eat a big piece all by themselves) and its not only hydrating it has healthy fat in it as well. My little girl isn't crazy about all meat but loves stuffed chicken breasts so, I give her ones stuffed with broccoli or asparagus. Also try making fruit or veggie muffins (pack in some protein, the carbs and vitamins in one little bundle).

Mary Ann - posted on 07/16/2010

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My daughter is pretty picky but thankfully she likes hotdogs (real beef), black beans and rice, and chicken. Occaisonally I will heat up popcorn shrimp or fishsticks. If she asks to get down before she eats enough (at least a few bites) I tell her that she must eat one more piece of (whatever) before she gets down.
Occasionally I will sit her in front of the tv while I am cooking (I don't use it as a baby sitter but I only have 2 arms and cannot do everything on my own) and she seems to eat plenty on her own like that.

Jonique - posted on 07/16/2010

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There are so many things you can make into healthy food choices for him, but it can take some time. There is a book by Missy Chase Lapine. It gives so many ideas to sneak fruit and veggies into food. My daughter loves mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, pizza and fish sticks. She will also eat peanut butter and jelly and cereal. But that's about it. With Missy's help I have been able to put veggies in her mac and cheese, pizza, and other things and she doesn't even know it! Good luck.

Ruth - posted on 07/16/2010

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leave a snack friut or vegatables raw or cook thing smell good and taste good ones sometimes they like just finger food. good luck

Liza - posted on 07/16/2010

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to julie, i have the same problem like karen, could you send me your post too.tnx.

Carly - posted on 07/16/2010

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have you got any friends with children the same sort of age, try letting him eat with them once he sees other children eating healthy it will encourage him i done this wit my son (nearly 3) and now he comes up and asks for fruit or olives (his favourite food at the moment~)

JoAnn - posted on 07/15/2010

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First off I don't want to scare you. I keep reading these other mom's saying ' Kids wont starve them selves, or he will eat when he is hungry'. And for most children this is true. But for about a 5% of children, most of which will have some sort of underlined sensory issues which can show up spontaneously at any toddler age, this is not true. My son just turned 3 and at about 1 year he was eating everything is sight, then with in a week or so he just kinda stopped and now will only eat pureed food and only in about 5 different flavors and crackers in a few flavors, we have been struggling with this for a few years, I won't go into to much detail (unless you would like me to, then just ask), but if you feel like there is a problem not just a phase, talk with his doctor! On the other hand though most toddlers go threw a 'very picky eater' stage. just be flexible and remember to make meal time fun and to give a few choices, 2 or 3 usually is enough, to many is over load. Good luck!

Sherri - posted on 07/15/2010

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I won't make anything different I am not a restaurant. Either they eat what is served or they wait till the next meal. I am not giving into 3 kids different demands.

Morgan - posted on 07/14/2010

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Make it fun! Dip is a good one kids like to dip. Maybe try letting him help you cook things. If you are making a sandwich let him get the bread out, if you are having fruit or veggies let him wash them. Small things like that. IF you are cooking on the stove or in the oven let him get out the pots and utensils. Even let him help set the table. My oldest daughter was almost the same but we started letting her help make it and then she got better.

Christy - posted on 07/14/2010

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My daughter loves mashed potatoes it is the only veggie I can get her to eat right now. I have found that if you puree lima beans she can not tell that they are in there. Use fresh or frozen not canned they taste bad. We love our "special mashy tatos"

Carla - posted on 07/14/2010

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my son is 2 and a half and has never been a good eater , i just give him food at each meal time and most times he just tries t throw it but at least its there for him and he is growing so whatever he is eating is obviously enough so i would just keep trying and im sure he will be fine

Mary - posted on 07/13/2010

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well offer him food when you eat and keep snacks within his reach...I had and still have the same problem with my son. I give him a vitamin daily and when i talk to his dr & wic nurse about it they both say he will eat when he is hungry...and i feel the same way...I do keep fruits and snacks within his reach at all times. He is gaining weight, and is healthy.

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I feed mine oatmeal, rasins, apples, bannanas, canned peaches with light suryp, scrambled eggs, owens sausage, spagetti, and canned veggies. Many kids like to dip their veggies if you want to try that. Also to get my 2 1/2 yr old to try something new when he refuses, put a small taste of the new food on my finger and stick it in his mouth. He always wants it after that, but wouldn't try it before then. I had to cut out all added sugar from my son's food to get him to stop demanding only sweet foods and refusing the good ones he needed.

Caitlin - posted on 07/13/2010

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Maybe he is drinking too much and not actually hungry? Kids will eat when they are hungry, they wont starve themselves, but liquid creates an artificial full feeling, possibly making him not hungry. I take away my daughters cup 2 hours before meals, and only give her her cup half way through a meal, or she just downs the liquid, and skips the food.

Bonnie - posted on 07/13/2010

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When I noticed my son was not eating as much veggies I stopped cooking them and gave it to him raw. It changed the flavor and texture. Now I alternate to stop him from getting tired of one thing.

Joni - posted on 07/12/2010

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when my son was about that age he wouldnt hardly eat anything! now a few months later and he is eating like a piggy! the only kind of meat he thinks he likes i chicken so i just tell him that whatever meat we are having is chicken! it works for him!

Becky - posted on 07/12/2011

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My daughter went through that phase still is on days, but I stick with they'll eat when there hungry. I know as parents we don't like seeing our children miss a meal. My daughers big favorite when she was 2 was salsberry steaks, mashed potatoes, and butter beans, she'd eat yogurt like it was going out of style too. but no kid can refuse homemade mashed potatoes. good luck figuring out what to feed a 2 year old!! Becky

Meagan - posted on 08/21/2010

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my 2.5 yr old and 18month loove lasagne, chicken fetticini alfrado, cheese pizza, if i make kraft dinner sometimes i will jazz it up by adding a can of tuna and some diced veggies they seen to like it alot. chicken and cheese quesadilas are a hit, i also serve sandwiches and soup (egg salad, tunafish, bolognese, ham, turkey, chicken, pb&j, grilled cheese, along with every kind of soup under the sun) chicken strips and fries, fishsticks, anything thats finger food, i think my kids look forward to meals cause its always somethiing different and they never know what to expect and they get to try a ton of different things dont be scared to offer your child something one time my 2 yr old ate a salmon fillet, with barBQd zuccinni and a salad with lemon juice dressing... gobbled it up. Thats how my parents eat and they offered him some one time and he just loved it, very odd i thought tho. Good Luck finding out what to feed your 2 year old!

Ronda - posted on 07/23/2010

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Buy the gogurts and freeze them. They're easy for the kids to eat and they also tend to think it's like icecream.



Another idea for what to feed a 2 year old would be cheese or cheese/chicken quesidillas. They're pretty easy to make. I like to buy whole wheat or whole grain tortillas. You can also hide veggies inside of them. You can mash sweet potatoes and spread them on the tortilla before you add the cheese. my kids love them. I have a 4 yr. old and 16 month old triplets, so I like things that can be made quickly.

Lorraine - posted on 07/10/2010

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don't sweat too much about what to feed a 2 year old, it's a passing phase, honest! go with the flow and offer him a variety of finger food type things. If hels really hungry he'll eat it but he won't let himself starve! i was always worried about my childrens food intake but it's amazing how little they actually need to eat, small amounts of snack throughout the day is maybe better than 3 meals for your son? speak to your dr if you're really worried though x

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