Not eating proper food

Maryam - posted on 02/27/2014 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My 30 months old baby girl does not want to eat except junk food?

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Sarah - posted on 03/01/2014

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You could try making "special treat" foods together such as muesli biscuits. Cookie cutter cookies with icing no colouring or flavourings are a great project to do together. Another treat is to peel bananas cut them in half, stick them onto a chopstick, wrap in glad wrap and put in the freezer - a good alternative to ice creams. You can also dip the banana in honey and coconut before freezing. Eating treats may be a total experience - not just one of eating. It is associated usually with people around you being happy, and in a child's case a sense of well being and pleasure from parents. Sit down together and eat something that you have cooked together. When the ice - cream truck goes past you ( or before if you know when it's coming) you could try saying with a smile " we can't have ice cream today but which special treat would you like" - then give her a choice of one of the three things she has helped to make. Tell her what a great choice that is. Then sit down with her and eat one each of what she has chosen together. Have a good time and fun together.

Michelle - posted on 02/28/2014

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You need to set the expectations now or she will be walking all over you as she gets older. When you say no you need to stick to it. Don't give in when she cries or has a tantrum or she will keep going because she knows she will eventually get it.
Maybe you need to take some parenting courses, you need to be able to say no to her.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/28/2014

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simple: You tell her that you said NO, you meant NO, and that is the end of it.

SHE is not the adult, YOU are the adult. SHE should not be in control, YOU should, as the parent.

QUIT GIVING IN. She screams. Ok, time out, quietly. The time in the time out chair restarts every time she screams again. She nags? She can sit quietly in her room, and if she continues to complain, time out...

YOU CAN HELP IT, BECAUSE YOU ARE THE AUTHORITY IN THE HOME.

Maryam - posted on 02/27/2014

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Thanks every one..... sometimes i cant help it... like when the ice cream van stops and plays that particular music, she starts demanding ice cream.... if i try to distract her,,, she starts nagging and cries with tears.... I don't know what to do at that time??? I am a single dad.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/27/2014

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Stop giving it to her. Children don't go shopping, they don't purchase the junk food, parents do, as a stop gap measure to bribe their kids into proper behaviour.

Rather than that, stop buying the junk, and offer only healthy options.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/27/2014

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Stop buying the junk food. Unless she has a job and a car, she cannot buy it for herself.

Michelle - posted on 02/27/2014

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Like the other 2 said. YOU are the parent and YOU decide what she eats, not her. If all she wants is junk it's because you have given it to her.

Celeste - posted on 02/27/2014

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I agree with Jodi. Don't give her the choice. Let her choices be healthy options

Jodi - posted on 02/27/2014

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So stop keeping junk food in your house. Your daughter is not yet 3 and she gets to dictate the menu?? Make it that junk food is NOT an option. Ever.

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