Picky eater

Davina - posted on 08/16/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Does anyone have suggestions on getting my 3 year old grandson to eat? He doesn't seem to like anything except nuggets French fries pancakes broccoli Apple! He will not try anything new

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April - posted on 08/17/2016

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Hi! I would suggest just offering him whatever everyone else is eating. If he doesn’t eat, then he doesn’t eat. In time he will learn that there is a consequence for not eating…feeling hungry. I would also have him take at least one bite of everything on his plate before he can leave the table. We have used these ideas with all six of children, and it has worked out pretty good. Our oldest now eats quite a few foods that he wouldn’t even touch when he was younger. I just kept offering it up, and finally he started eating them. It just takes time and being persistent. Here are some tips that might help. http://bit.ly/2b0zTmA Praying for you!

Dove - posted on 08/16/2016

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You can take the foods he likes and change them up a bit/add stuff to them to introduce other foods. He likes pancakes? Just plain ones? Try adding banana or berries to them to introduce other fruits.

Davina - posted on 08/16/2016

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No issues as far as we know! I tried new oatmeal the other day and he said yum smells good and then only had 1 bite so it is confusing me! My children never were picky eaters and I'm nervous about my grandson! Also I do take some responsibility because I don't force him but I will begin to introduce new foods thank you for the help

Ev - posted on 08/16/2016

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Instead of giving him what he wants all the time start to introduce other foods in small servings to start. If he refused to eat them then put the plate up until the next meal and offer it again. He will eventually eat what is in front of him. He needs to learn he can not have everything his way.

Unless he has some issues he is dealing with?

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