my 18 month old is getting picky about eating at her day care center-i send her with fruit, yogurt and raisins. She used to luv mac and cheese but now starts to throw it instead of eating it...any food suggestions?

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I have to say, it is nice to hear from other mommas that their babies do the same as mine. Liam (19 months) loves something one day and then won't even let it near his mouth the next day. I just give him several options on his plate. If he refuses it, I just move the plate away. Sometimes he will change his mind and want it once he sees us eating the same thing, however sometimes he just doesn't want to eat what I offer. I figure he will eat when is hungry. One thing I won't do is to fix an entirely separate meal for him. He eats what we are having or doesn't, it is his choice. He won't starve. I try again an hour or so later and often decides he will try something that time.

Shelly - posted on 12/20/2008

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I don't think its what your serving that is her problem. She is finding out that she has a little control of her meals. She may be just asserting herself to see what works and doesnt work. Does she do this at home as well? You could give her a small choice in her meal - this or that and let her chose. She wont starve and she still has a small stomach. Offer her a choice then if she refuses take her from the table, a little while later do it again. She will eat soon. Just a different observation that you may not have thought of. Hope that I helped.

Lenamarylou - posted on 12/15/2008

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Mine loves Rice cakes...i just gave her one.Its her fave in between meals snack and they are a lot healthier then biscuits or cheezels or something.Ellen also prefers to eat little cups of fruit:peaches and pears/fruit salad and then drinks the juice they come in, think its the novelty of them coming in a cup...she'd sooner eat that then a whole banana or apple.

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This is the tough age to get them to eat and again around 3yrs old. I think their tastes change (they usually eat anything you give them until now) and then at 3 I don't know if it's their taste changing more or if they're just testing you to see if they can get you to make them anything they want. Just remmeber that you can't make them eat if they're throwing it on the floor, you do have to make something else unfortunately. Now when they're 3 you can make them eat, they just don't understand discipline yet.

User - posted on 12/13/2008

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Any time :) I have a 3 1/2 year old that won't hardly eat anything. I was the same way when I was a kid. I'm just trying to be patient and still offer as much nutrition as possible. Sometimes they get babyfood squash mixed with apple sauce and cinnamon (no sugar) and eat that so they can get some fruit/veggie/vitamins in them. Seems to work, and a friend of mine did this for a while with her daugther when she wouldn't eat.

User - posted on 12/12/2008

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It seems like kids go in and out of what they'll eat. Elizabeth will love banana for 3 weeks and then suddenly refuse it. Just keep offering healthy options and let her eat what she will...can't force them to eat (unfortunately LOL).

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