Valerie - posted on 04/26/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
We are having a hard time getting my son to eat food! He eats great at day care, finishing everything they put in front of him, but refuses to eat much at home. He loves snack type foods (cheese sticks, cheerios, crackers) and veggies such as soft carrots and corn but that is IT!. He does drink plenty of water and milk. He is a bit underweight for his age so the Dr. recommended Pediasure to supplement his diet but I'm wondering if that is filling him up too quickly. Should I even be worried about this in the first place? We keep offering him a variety of foods but we all end up frustrated in the end. I've stopped letting him have snacks within 2 hours of meal times; I've stopped giving snacks totally; I've let him try to feed himself; I've praised him when he takes even just bite...I just need help in getting him to eat a well balanced meal, any advice or recommendations are greatly appreciated!