Amy - posted on 12/31/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son has just turned 7. He is so picky. I can't get him to try anything new. He completely flips out when we even suggest he eat something else or something new. I just don't know what to do.
He eats: pizza, nuggets and fries, waffles, pancakes, bacon, tacos with meat, cheese, sour cream, cheese quesadillas, pb&j, pb and honey, pb and Nutella, homemade chili in a hot dog bun, cereal, yogurt, cheese sticks, eggs, grits, mac and cheese, noodles with marinara sauce, noodles with alfredo (although the last two are only once in a long while)... The only fruit I can get him to knowingly eat are the GoGo Squeeze Organic Applesauces.
It is so frustrating. He will not eat any fruits or veggies. I think we have probably created this situation. It got to the point that it was easier to just let him eat what he would eat than to argue about it every night. He tells me he will eat good foods that are good for him when he gets older, like 10.
He stayed with my mom until he started school and she tended to humor him and his picky eating. When we talk about him trying new foods now he says, "I'm picky, I don't like to try good foods!"
I’m just not sure that forcing him to eat what we eat is going to work…
He says he would rather be hungry than eat what the rest of the family eats.