StephanyHayes - posted on 09/03/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
I can not get my 3 year old to eat anything but Ramen Noodles, chicken nuggets, and pickels. I make my family 3 meals a day, all meals with 3 different food groups and they get milk or 100% juice for their meals. Im starting to just feel like I cook food for no reason just for it to be wasted. I know its "just a phase" and this is the time when his development slows down so he does not feel the need to eat much anymore, however....he has been in this "phase" for over a year now. He doesnt sleep much due to his poor diet and is now starting to develop bags under his eyes.
Ive talked to his pediatrician about it and he just tells me its a phase, and not to offer him other food, unless he has eaten what I gave him first. He said, " give him breakfast, if he refuses to eat, do not give him ANYTHING until lunch, if he refuses to eat lunch, do not give him anything until dinner. By dinner time he should be hungry enough to eat anything you give him."
My son is a rebel, he simply refuses to eat. End of story.
I have even let him help me make food, Ive gotten creative with it and everything...