My son is 30 month old and refuse to eat solid food.

Brenda - posted on 12/23/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son is 30 month old and he refuse to eat solid food. What he love eating is french fries and junk food. He doesnt drink water either. Can some one advise me on how to teach my son to eat solid food and to drink water?

Thank you so much for your time.

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Brenda - posted on 12/23/2014

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Thank you all you for taking your time to write your comments. I really appreciated it!!

Michelle - posted on 12/23/2014

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The other ladies have said it all.
You are the one doing the shopping, not your toddler. YOU choose what he eats not him. You just need to be strong and put up with the tantrums for a while and not back down.
It can take 3 days to form a bad habit and 3 weeks to undo it! You need to stick to it.

Dove - posted on 12/23/2014

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In addition to the great advice Evelyn has given... I will also add... you can make some of the favorite 'junk foods' healthier. He likes french fries? Try baked sweet potato fries. Chicken nuggets? Fresh chicken breasts cut, coated in bread crumbs, and baked. Etc... Milkshakes? Frozen fruit and yogurt smoothies.

I've honestly never had any trouble getting my kids to drink water cuz 'I' always drink water, so even as young, young toddlers they liked to take and drink Mommy's water. I have a friend who's 3 year old was a major 'juice addict', so she simply removed all juice from the house and w/in 3 weeks (w/ a little help from the ice machine) he was a major water fan.

Make some changes and just stay consistent. You will both get there. :)

Ev - posted on 12/23/2014

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Its a mistake I see all the time in the stores when kids yell about a toy and after a while the parents give in. I see it when the kids want to go somewhere and then finally the parents give in. I hear the older kids talk back so horridly to their parents that the parents back down and give in. Then the kids think they are entitled to whatever. Its a sad state of affairs.

Ev - posted on 12/23/2014

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Its just common sense as a parent to make sure the child does as they need to. Too many people let their children dictate the way things go. That is why the kids feel they are entitled to everything because the parents give in and let them have their way.

Ev - posted on 12/23/2014

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French Fries and junk food is solids not purees. What seems to have happened here is that you have allowed him to dictate what he will eat and not eat and when he does not get his way you give in and let him have the junk and fries. You need to take it all out of the house and offer him fruit, veggies, whole grains, proteins like real meat not stuff from McDonalds or other fast food places. Make fresh meals do not used boxed or frozen items. Its going to take time and you have to be consistent with it. Do not give in even when he is crying and screaming for the other. He has to learn you are the parent and what you say goes. As for drinking water over other stuff, again do not buy him the junk drinks. He needs only milk and water.

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