How can i get my son to eat??

Jerriann - posted on 10/10/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is soo picky, he cant really eat fat. he has to have a healthy diet but he never wants to eat! I feel like he starves becaue of how little he eats.

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Stefanie - posted on 10/10/2009

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He will eat when he is hungry. Stop giving him the junk and offer only healthy options and he will find something he likes. If he likes only one thing that day, fine, as long as it's a healthy option then give him as much as he wants. My daughter ate nothing except yogurt for a whole day last week. One day she ate apples and peanut butter toast and one day she ate everything I put out. They'll eat when hungry. My oldest is the pickiest child I've ever seen but she gets hungry and will find something to eat from what I've offered her.

Angela - posted on 10/10/2009

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i dont know if this will help you but i have a very picky eater and we tell her that she better not eat my food and she eats it to get a laugh out of us. she knows that we are playing and it also works on my 4 yr old

Crystal - posted on 10/10/2009

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Kids will eat when they get hungry. My tow kids go through the same thing. My son is very picky too, but I let him pick out the foods that he likes when we go shopping. That is a good way to get him to eat because he picked it out himself. The doc. said not to worry when they do not eat because they will eat when the get hungry. I hope this helps you. Good luck with him:-)

Amanda - posted on 10/10/2009

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My son used to be the same as far as being picky but his doctor always told me he will eat if he is hungry and he did. When he seemed like he was going through a growth spurt i offered him 4 differant things on his plate at each meal he had to at least try it all. He is 5 now and eats very well. Also for both my kids they wouldn't eat vegetables at all so we started having them as snacks with ranch dressing and now they love them... i give them at just about every meal raw because its the only way they will eat it but they lose no nutrients that way!

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