Katie - posted on 05/15/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have an 18 month old boy who developmentally is about 2 months behind (just starting to walk, crawled at 14 months, doesn't say more than a few words). He started table food just a couple months ago. He will not eat any vegetables or fruit other than applesauce. He's basically been surviving on the same foods: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, crackers, milk, beefaroni, mac and cheese, whole wheat fig newton bars, oatmeal, cheerios and chicken. None of these foods are that bad for him, not really "junk food" (I don't like to give him much sugary things or fried food) but I know he isn't getting the right nutrients with fruits and vegys. He is starting to not want peanut butter and jelly anymore, and that scares me because that's his main source of healthy fats and protein. When I give him something unfamiliar, he will sit there and wine, cry and even slam his head into the back of the highchair until he's just a blubbering mess. I've tried taking him from the high chair, waiting an hour, and trying again, and the same thing repeats itself every time. AFter enough of this, when he's finally starving, he is just so upset and tired and weak, I can't get him to eat anything at all. It's so hard to know what to do. Help!