Picky Eater

Stephanie - posted on 09/04/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Aidan is my fourth child. With the older three, who are now teenagers, I never had a problem getting them to eat a variety of foods. No matter what I offer Aidan, the only thing he will actually eat is chicken nuggets or hotdogs and french fries. I have to give him PediaSure twice a day to make sure he grows.

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Stephanie - posted on 09/07/2009

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The doctor told me the same. She said by the time he is three it should be a little easier to reason with him. Not so sure about that. But it is really expensive to get him what he needs to grow. He won't eat a single veggie in any form. He wont eat fruit either. He started eating raisins. We have to buy 150 dollars woth of Pediasure and V8-Vfusion per month. I really wish he would try new things.

Kristin - posted on 09/07/2009

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My son is also very picky. The only vegetable he'll eat is green beans, and that's when he wants to. He will eat other veggies if they are mixed into a casserole and he doesn't know they are there. The only actual fruit he'll eat is bananas. He does like yogurt and applesauce and I still actuall give him the 3rd stage fruits that way I know he's getting some nutrients. Somethings he may have eaten 6 months ago he now doesn't like ex-mashed potatoes. Some meats he likes others no way! My 6 year old is the same way, the only veg. he'll eat his raw carrots, and just a few fruits. We give him a multi vitamin and he drinks V-8 Splash everyday which the dr says is ok, he'll eat things when he's ready.

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Lets hope that this stage will pass. as long as he is drinking the pediasure at least you know he is getting nutrition, i wish you luck, and myself as well lol

Stephanie - posted on 09/04/2009

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He won't even taste anything. If I somehow manage to get it in his mouth he starts crying and flipping out. He doesn't give any time to see if he will like it. he spits it straight out.

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Well to be honest i have to put Ally in her high chair and turn on one of her favorite shows, let her get into it and then feed her, that way she doesnt fight it too much OR i have to give her a bowl and a spoon with a little food in it so she can "feed" herself while i really feed her OR i have to give her something she really likes to eat, like the gerber Crunchies, dry cereal, or french fries...its a whole system, sometimes i have to put the food on my finger and put it in her mouth so that she will taste it and let me feed her bc she sometimes says no right off the bat and i have to fight with her a little. i honestly try to avoid feeding drama bc i dont want her to associate eating time with fighting time so thats why i do all i can to make it as smooth as possible.

Stephanie - posted on 09/04/2009

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Aidan won't eat jarred meals or let me feed him. He is very independant and has been feeding himself since he was able. If i come at him with a spoon he turns his head. He will not eat veggies at all. Not even with cheese. I'm a little worried.

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wow that sounds familiar, did ur doc suggest the pediasure? my daughter is hard to feed also, she goes through episodes that as soon as she sees me coming with a bowl she automatically saying "no no" lol its cute and frustrating at the same time. i have heard other parents say not to force them and that when they are hungry they will eat, well i cant wait that long, if we are out i give her whatever i think will fill her up, but at home i make sure she gets at least three meals, she'll eat certain things on her own like say pieces of broccoli or cheese, but not a lot, so i have to either give her jar meal or puree chicken with veggies and feed it to her. she doesnt eat any meats on her own except hotdogs, like maybe half a hot dog and she like mozarella cheese, yogurt, broccoli, steamed carrots, french fries but thats really it...i hope my second baby who is 4 months now will be easier to feed. Good Luck!

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