Lisa - posted on 08/02/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have a 2.5 year old boy who is super picky about food. Ever since he started on solids, he rarely eats fruits or vegetables that are not pureed. And even when he does one day does not mean he will the next. He is at the age right now where we are able to reason with him somewhat, so I am making an attempt to cut out the purees entirely. His sister who is 10 months old regularly eats things he has never even tried. If she can gum eat she will eat it. In an effort to stop having to make special meals, I have started giving them both the fruit or vegetables I want them to eat at the start of the meal, and once a good amount has been eaten I give them the things they both will eat with no problem at all, like cereal or sandwiches or pasta. My son has now skipped his third meal in a row because of his refusal to eat what is put before him. I know that I cannot give in and go backwards to what we were doing, but how long do I let him go without eating? He is still drinking his normal amounts of water throughout the day and his milk at mealtimes, so he is hydrated. He is just not eating. Please help!!