Carla - posted on 09/01/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 2 yr old son has turned into a junk food junky. I realize that it's my fault. When he was finally eating solid food on a regular basis, I would give him fruit snacks while we were out running errands or some kind of dessert even when he didn't finish his food (I know, I know... bad mom). But now, that's all the kid wants. I don't give in like I used to but he refuses to eat. I've read a lot of posts where someone says to give him what I want him to eat and he'll either suck it up or eventually eat it because he'll get hungry. Not my kid. If he doens't want it, he will not eat it. I've battled with him for hours over something as little as a peanut butter sandwhich and in the end I had to throw it out. It doesn't help that my mom has him 2 nights a week and is the typical Grandma that gives him whatever he wants. I know some of you will say that I need to tell her that I'd like her to stop doing those things but you don't know my mom. She does make sure he at least eats before handing over the good stuff but I'd really like to cut out the sugar and candy all together. And it's not like I can just stop letting her watch him. She's his grandma, and besides that, I don't have anyone else to take him while I'm at work. Are there any tricks or secrets someone can let me in on to break this bad eating habit??