dinner time.........

Larissa - posted on 08/30/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my 16mths old use to be the best eater, now come dinner time, she makes the biggest scene, she refuses to eat her dinner, we all sit together and eat the same meals, but she cries and screams, but when i eventually give in to her and offer her fruit instead she will eat it with no worries? im at my witts end with this, and am after any advise given please! i just dont under stand why she has gone from a eater wo would eat whatever i put in front of her to being so fussy!!!

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Melanie - posted on 08/30/2010

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When my son was younger(8 mons to a yr) he was a great eater,ate whatever we did no fuss.Then,he started to fuss and not want to eat,even if he barely ate all day to begin with. I would give him toddler biscuits,yogurt,or fruit(stuff I knew he would definately eat) just so he had something in his belly and didn;t go to bed hungry.Well,after a few days,he figured out he didn;t have to eat what we did,and Mom would give him what he wanted.So,it took about 3 days,but I started to only give him the sweeter stuff if he ate some of what we were eating. He got mad,and fussy,but he learned quick.Now,there are some nights where he eats 2 bites of whatever we're eating,and some nights where he cleans his plate and has more,plus his dessert! It could be your little girl has realized she gets sweet fruit if she doesn;t eat what you guys eat,and is basically doing what my little guy did.

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Kristi - posted on 09/25/2010

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Is she teething?? My son did the same thing about 2 weeks ago (he is now 17 months old). He lived on mum mum cookies, bananas and milk for about 2 weeks. My huband thought I was being 'too nice' but I knew my son would snap out of it. Now he is eating his meals again - turns out he was cutting two more bottom teeth.

Whitney - posted on 09/19/2010

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mine does this sometimes....we justput the food in front of her and then ignore and start eating ours....if she notices us looking at or trying to help her with hers, she pushes it away and makes a scene. So we just let her be until we're done. If she still refuses to eat, we'll kind of bribe her with something she wants and when she reaches at us for it, we tell her "no___ until you eat your ___". she fusses, but TOTALLY gets it. She actually did that with her food tonight and she ate her spaghetti right when we showed her the garlic bread that she wanted!

Sharyn - posted on 08/30/2010

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my 16mth old daughter is the same, gone to being ultra fussy, but i'm not worried as my eldest son did the same, and he's just fine, as long as they eat, no matter what it is, they won't starve themselves, ledina has a thing for cucumber, that's all she will eat some nights. they do eventually grow out of it, sometimes it takes longer than we want though, my eldest only grew out of it at 6yrs old. where the middle 2 boys weren't too bad.

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