Poor eater

Sonal - posted on 10/09/2015 ( 32 moms have responded )

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My baby is 2 years old & doesn't eat fruit. Please suggest how I can help her eat more fruit?

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Jennythepooh3 - posted on 01/04/2016

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I need a place to vent. Before I start I love my family and don't want to divorce my husband. We actually have a wonderful relationship until it comes to my 23 year old son who still lives at home. My son is the youngest of three and when he came into our lives my husband always had this protection over him. Whenever he did anything wrong and I would punish him he had a way of getting my husband to believe it's our fault and he's innocent. We would get in plenty of arguments about him and it seems I could never win. As he has grown he has become more entitled and down right disrespectful. At one point in our lives, my husband lost his job and we really struggled my son was working and began to help out I was amazed but now he says when he needs us we're not there to help him. My husband sold his truck to help my son get the truck he wanted (used not brand new) showed him how to keep maintaining it. He let it run out of oil and burned up the engine. It stayed parked at his friends only for him to refuse to pay to have it towed home. He expected us to and we were struggling to make ends meet. So the police towed it and he wanted us to pay to get his truck out and we couldn't so he lost the truck. He lives here rent free, is engaged, refuses to help pay for anything, expects us to buy food for him to eat only then constantly makes my husband feel bad if we don't have dinner for him to eat (apart from the food we buy him) now he wants us to get him internet so he can go to college and pay for it expects us to get good internet telling us so you guys are gonna get cheap internet and it's not gonna work and I'm going to fail. When we tell him we are doing the best we can he says I always hear those one liner excuses from you guys. "I'm doing the best I can" " we have bills to pay" " we can't afford it right now" I want to seriously discipline my kid and force him out but i can't win with two against one. It drives me crazy and I just get my husband to see anything. He turns it back to me somehow instead of getting this kid to grow up. I'm just hoping my son hurries up and gets married. I know his fiance won't live here so my hope is he moves in with her and their family. I feel like I can't do anymore than I am and I want peace not all this stress. When it's just my husband and I here, it's so peaceful!! If you pray, pray for me and this situation. Thanks for listening.

Mary - posted on 10/19/2015

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.Sometimes fresh fruit can taste tart. At 2yrs old you can start introducing honey. My 3yr. old will only eat berries chopped up and drizzled with honey. I would also encourage you to let your little one play with various fruits without the pressure of actually eating them. Toddlers naturally put everything in their mouths, so even though it might be a bit messy, they will eventually "taste" whatever they're holding. Let us know what works, and good luck.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/16/2016

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To Sonal: Keep slowly introducing fruits. One at a time, in fun ways that she can play with.

To Jennifer Garcia: You may want to start a separate post. People won't see yours as a question on here, and you may not get feedback. I will say this: Your kid is older than BOTH of mine, and my 21 YO has been on his own since he was 19. My 18 YO has signed a lease that will be in effect in June, so he'll be out after graduation. Time to put that boy on his feet and tell him to hit the road. At this point, because your husband is continuing to enable the boy, it IS quite a lot of his fault that the kid acts the way he does. He's an entitled brat, IMO, that needs to realize that your time for 'taking care' of him ended when he hit 18.

However, that's all I'm going to say, because this is Sonal's thread about feeding questions. To start a new thread, go to the home page, and click on the "start a conversation" link

Sonal - posted on 01/16/2016

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Hey Jennifer, God bless u & ur husband & ur dream to live with ur husband happily & always come true. Tke cRe & wht will happen will be the best for u & ur husband.
Regards

Tanya - posted on 12/06/2015

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One thing I do is mix fruit with my 2 year old's oatmeal. She enjoys it and I actually give her oatmeal twice a day. Also try dries prunes. They are naturally sweet and good for fiber.

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Sarah - posted on 10/14/2016

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You have 4.5 month old that only eats 4 ounces in a whole day? or 4 ounces at a time. If she does 4 ounces per feed, no worries. She is just a bit behind her twin, which is very common

Megan - posted on 10/14/2016

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I wasn't sure where I could reach someone that has a similar situation but I have 4 and half months twins (one boy one girl) the boy eats just fine and is introducing other baby foods ex.( Foods on the supported sitter section) and he eats with no problem. My daughter is worrying me she hardly eats 4 oz on a good day and absolutely won't eat off a spoon I'm worried she isn't getting enough to eat any ideas???

Sofia - posted on 04/26/2016

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I wouldn't worry as long as he eats everything else. You could try adding fruits like banana or strawberries to a milk shake

Suzi - posted on 04/13/2016

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introduce something with universal appeal (grapes, orange segments, pineapple) and don't tell her it's "fruit".

Sarah - posted on 03/13/2016

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It says right on the website that Herbalife shakes are for kids aged 4 and up. They make a multivitamin for baby 6months and older.
So I would strongly suggest you not give such a shake to a two year old. Also, you don't want to create a habit of replacing meals with shakes.

http://herbalife.custhelp.com/app/answer...

Shanre' - posted on 03/12/2016

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Try a herbalife shake, it's nutritional even babies can drink it. My children love it, comes in very handy especially when you don't know what to feed them.

Sarah - posted on 03/12/2016

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Jessica, as long as he is eating something, is active and alert. Then don't worry. Toddlers can seem to exist on almost nothing. Make sure he isn't drinking too much milk, especially before meals.

Dove - posted on 10/09/2015

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Does she eat veggies?

Smoothies are usually a hit w/ a lot of kids... put some OJ and yogurt in a blender w/ frozen fruit. You can even call it a 'milkshake' if that will appeal to her.

Tyra - posted on 10/09/2015

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Have you tried blending the fruits, or dry or even frozen fruits. Maybe chopping the fruits up and top it off with whipped cream or yogurt.

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