how to encourage 2yrs boy to eat normal food?

Dakshanah - posted on 11/06/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




my son is a very picky eater, he is 2 yrs old and is still eating puree he refuses other food...even chips and cakes...though i am giving him vitains but i suppose he must start to eat like other kids of his age... please help me out...


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Ariana - posted on 11/07/2012




Maybe you can start by giving him more mushed things like mushed up banana and mashed potatoes. That way it's not pureed but still mushy.

You could try to give him his favourite pureed food in a more chunkyish form. Or put some more solid food mixed in with the puree, like throw some pees in or something.

I would try to introduce him to lots of new foods. So maybe start with mushier things but along with the pureed food bring over a banana or raspberries, just put them on his plate, don't force the issue. If he doesn't want them just say you don't have to eat them but leave them there. If you keep introducing him to new foods at every meal without making a big deal of it or trying really hard to force him to eat it, and are eating it in front of him, he might want some.

Your son might be to young for this but when I wanted to try to get my son to eat something new I would let him have some food he liked and put something he hadn't tried and I would just tell him if he wanted another food that he really liked (like more french fries) I wanted him to at least try a bite of w/e food I was introducing. If he said no that was ok and he didn't get the extra french fries but if he said yes he tried the food and got more of the stuff he liked. That might not work for you at this stage though...

Nikki - posted on 11/07/2012




It is important for his development to be eating food with different textures. It assists with language development. Have you tried making food and gradually adding more texture to the puree.

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