how can i get my 2 yearold daughter to eat cereal with milk

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Aimee - posted on 02/10/2009

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My son loves to eat whatever i am eating. So in the morning if i do not have time to make breakfast we sit down and share a bowl of cereal. He feels so special because he gets to eat exactly what I am eating. That also works with fruits vegies and everything else he normally would not want to eat. If i sit and eat with him he will eat it as well.

Nasuha - posted on 02/10/2009

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you cant force a child...but you can distract her with some thing she likes to do,when she is interested in that you could try & feed her...

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I agree with Chaola! My 2 year old is pushing the limits everyday also. I have 3 other kids that I have to take care of and there is no way that I want my 2 year old telling ME what she is and is not going to do! I have seen it too many times that a kids is disrespectful to the parents and I cannot believe that the parents put up with it. I have found that eggs are not my daughters most favorite thing in the world to eat, but I don't want to make 2 different meals just to appease her, so I make her the eggs along with toast and sausage, and then I feed her at least 2-3 bites of the eggs, and she will eat them reluctantly, and then fill up on the other things. I am hoping that she will learn to like them, but if not, oh, well. We all have things that we prefer not to eat, but this way she know that she has had to try them. It may seem a little calous to some, but it has worked for 2 kids already and they are great, respectful, well behaved kids that will eat most anything put infront of them.

Pops - posted on 02/10/2009

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look. you are the mother. is your child not eatting cereal with milk because she doesn't like milk or is it the cereal? You have to look at all the mitigating circumstances involving your child's unwillingness to eat cereal with milk. If your child is just being stubborn, you have to MAKE her eat it. Im not talking about force feeding her. My doctor informed me that at this age (i have 2 year old twins) children are testing their limits. If you let her get away with telling you what she will and will not eat, you are setting yourself up for trouble. Now is the time for your child to understand your authority. Remember who the parent is. This could just be a battle of the wills. BUT if she doesn't like cereal, then she just doesn't like cereal and she would not eat it no matter what you do to it. I would not advise you to use chocolate milk to get her to eat cereal. Doing that may get her used to consuming chocolate milk and you don't want that. I've seen it for myself. my nephews ONLY drink strawberry milk. they wont touch regular milk. I apologize if i came on too strong but i have twins and i cannot afford to let them tell me what they are and are not going to do.

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Priscilla - posted on 02/10/2009

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i say it all goes down and comes out the same way, so what i do with my son is give him his cereal w/out milk and have his sippy cup filled with milk. he eats the cerial as if he was eating his goldfish crackers or something...

Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2009

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My child refused to eat cereal with milk, so I bought the cereal  that makes the milk chocolate and now he eats it no problem, I ve also given him oatmeal with milk and dino eggs.

Hayley - posted on 02/10/2009

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Make it fun for her start with cereals like coco pops that change the colour of the milk. tell her they change to chocolate milkshake.

Kim - posted on 02/10/2009

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I always say you can't force a child to eat sleep or poop.... Eating cereal and milk is maybe something she isn't interested in right now. You could try putting in chocolate milk or get a cereal that looks interesting to eat.

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