Jerah - posted on 04/21/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
This is my first post and I am still figuring this out so I hope this goes to the right place! I have been having a lot of trouble lately with being able to convince my two year old to eat healthy foods. I have worked in child care for a number of years and know most of the "right ways" to do things such as continuing to offer things she has previously rejected, eating the same thing in front of her to encourage her to mimic, and introducing new things she hasn't seen before. Her solution to vegetables or meat prepared in a healthy way (grilled vs. fried) is just not to eat. Another "correct" suggestion is not to give in to the dinner-time Mexican standoff and allow her to eat whatever she wants after rejecting healthy foods just to get her to eat ANYTHING. But I am having trouble with that one as well. It's concerning to me when she doesn't eat anything at all for dinner, but I know that caving and giving her chicken nuggets in lieu of grilled chicken and veggies is counter-productive as well. I'm just feeling a little stuck. I am told she eats well at daycare each day. But I am still worried and could use all of the advice I can get from other mommas! Thank you!