ADavis - posted on 11/03/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am so concerned about my 16 month old grandbaby. She is so tiny, weights 18 lbs and won't eat. Since she has become old enough to eat baby food her mom is too lazy to feed her. My son buys the baby food, however she just gives her a bottle or mostly the pacifier and lays her down, [I witnessed this behavior and saw the jars just stack up in the kitchen. She has almost all her teeth so I bought her some toddler cups to get her off the bottle before it damaged her teeth. On the rare occasions that she gives her "food", she sits her in the high chair and puts something she can eat with her fingers so my grandbaby is will not eat from a spoon, only a few bites then turns away.
Finally, I told my son that the baby food was for younger baby and he started buying the toddler foods however she won't eat. Doesn't eat a enough for one complete meal a day nor does she drink enough for 2 full cups of liquid a day. All she wants is her pacifier. Even when I give her finger foods she doesn't eat much. It is as though she has developed a habit of not eating.
I have never had this challenge before, I have 4 children and 13 grandchildren and all of them were good eaters as children, one is picky now but eats well. What can I do?