Picky Eater at 13 months old

Michelle - posted on 11/18/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter has become quite picky these past few weeks. She eats meats and potatoes well but I can't get her to eat alot of fruits and veggies... She also loves yogurt and cheese so the dairy is covered... She is spitting the food out or giving it to our dog... Any ideas on what to give her? I'm especially concerned b/c I have to pack her lunch for the sitter and I'm running out of ideas...

THANKS!

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Iris - posted on 11/19/2009

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I don't know where u are . But here in canada we have the toddler fruits and veggies.. My son did not like veggies til he was about three years old. He loved the fruit though. When I was at home i use to put cheese on the hot veggies, like peas and carrots and the mixed veggies, then I would let the cheese melt and he would eat them without a problem and then I started buying the broccoli and cauliflower wth cheese sauce. ANd now he eats all his veggies , but beans or cabbage. And as for the fruit, that is strange because every child likes fruit. .Well bananas and apples or melons, specially watermelon.. This is the perfect time to stop the pickiness. The best thing I did with my son is I cut up bananas and apples and put them in a bowl and put them where my son could reach them and if he wanted them he would pick them out of the bowl and eat them while he is playing.. At that age , they like the finger foods..

Tantalitee - posted on 11/18/2009

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As she likes cheese and yoghurt, try making dipping sized portions of fruit and veg to dip into her yoghurt or cheese spread. You could also start stuffing cellery sticks (remove the fibre threads as these are a choking hazard) with creamed cheese and sultanas. Carrot sticks berrie and small pieces of apple and pear are great for dipping! Try blanching carrot, broccoli stalk and cauliflower . This way it is still a little crunchy, keeps the fresh flavour but is softer and easier to chew and digest. Remove the dog from the dinning area when she is eating LOL :D

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