What creative things have you done to get your little one to eat?

Katherine - posted on 09/11/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )




Ha ha. Airplane, hidden it, threatened (not so creative), taken away dessert.......


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Teresa - posted on 09/21/2012




My 7 month old is easy, either it goes down or gets "raspberried" EVERWHERE! My 8 year old gets to pick what he eats. He likes grapes and blackberries right now. It changes. For a while it was asparagus and brussel sprouts. I know when he's an adult he will have a balanced palatte. Kids are just funny like that.

Amanda - posted on 09/18/2012




My kids are pretty good. They don't always like everything but most of the time they will at least try it.

My son has a hatred for peas. Not matter how I have tried to serve them he refuses to eat them.

I've made up silly songs, told them they were sweets, pureed them into sauces, the little bugger knows.

September - posted on 09/18/2012




I use to try every trick in the book and then decided I'm not going to fight him anymore. If he's hungry he'll eat, if he's not he won't. Our son tends to eat pretty well.

Jayce - posted on 09/12/2012




I did the hidden veggie thing for awhile but my son seems to be outgrowing some of his pickyness (is that even a word?). The trick to getting my guy to eat seems to be having something to dip his food in, so l've had to get creative with dips, sauces and gravies.

Amy - posted on 09/11/2012




I've found some creative things on pinterest to give my son. It's all food that he will eat but it puts a creative spin on it so I can get him to eat it faster, normally we have to "remind" him to take bites so I worry a little less while he's at school about what he's not eating.

So I make him bacon in the shape of hearts for breakfast in the morning sometimes. We do spaghetti hotdogs-you cut the hotdog up and stick uncooked spaghetti through and then cook it together in boiling water. For snack I do fruit kabobs-I take wooden kabob sticks and fill them up with fruit my son loves it!

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Thankfully my kids have hollow legs so amount isn't an issue. When my daughter started to snub veggies for a while at around 14 months, I started giving her the veggies while she waited for the rest of her meal to cook. She would be so hungry that she'd eat them up. lol

I do put veggies in my tomato sauce but that is more for flavor than anything. Everyone knows they are there.

For anything new there is the one bite rule. You don't have to eat anymore than that one bite of the new food in that meal.

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