my 17 month old toddler won't eat nothing but french fries, and cheetos
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Dove - posted on 03/20/2013
Ditto everyone. Stop feeding him junk. Let him feed himself. Offer him fresh fruits and veggies, yogurt (let him do it... even if it makes a mess... it'll be fun and he'll learn), pasta, anything really... w/ the exception of choking hazards (nuts, whole hot dogs, super chewy meat, etc...) is fine.
Michelle - posted on 03/20/2013
Like everyone else has said. Stop buying the junk food. If it's not in the house he can't have it. You started this bad habit so you need to stop it.
He is also old enough to feed himself so let him. My children would hit my hand away if I tried to feed them at that age as well and not because they didn't like the food.
Amy - posted on 03/20/2013
Maybe if you offered him healthy finger foods he could feed himself he would eat it. At this point he should be eating his meals with you. I also would stop buying the junk food, if it's not in the house then he can't eat it.
Tee - posted on 03/20/2013
Do not give him any junk food or let him see it. At that age he should not have been exposed to it anyway. Only offer healthy food choices. If he doesn't eat it he will not starve for missing a meal or 2 and will eventually eat. Maybe let him feed himself. His slapping your hand might be him trying to be independent.
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