My 1 year old won't eat :( Please help!

Heather - posted on 07/12/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )




So my daughter just turned 1 on the 7th and she will not eat. She will snack occasionally and the doctor said when she is hungry she will eat, but it has been 5 days and Ive tried all the tricks! Has any one had this problen?


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Cuca - posted on 07/13/2009




Well i can give you some tips.

But you are the only one who knows best your kid.

The moust important thing is milk.

You need a lot of imagination i know because with my kid it's the same.

And now he always wont games when he eat

Sara - posted on 07/13/2009




My son went through a period were he would not eat food, when I tried to feed it to him so we started making train sounds to get the food in and then chearing and clapping when he would eat. The chearing and clapping really did the trick. We have been cheering for a year now, and everytime we stop, he stops eating. Just a thought, that worked for me. It was a gradual process that did not work every time at first, but now he expects it and we dont have to cheer with every bit.

With warm wishes,


Cuca - posted on 07/13/2009




I have the same problem so every day i have to tried new recipes and sometimes something that he doesn't like sometimes he likes.

But if your baby still taking the formula that's the best.

Christie - posted on 07/13/2009




My son was the same way, and I was always worried that he wasn't getting all that he needed. One thing that we ganve him was Pediasure. It has a full days worth of all the stuff I was worried he wasn't getting. He loved them, and it made me feel better. Walmart has their own brand, it's cheeper and basicly the same thing.

Kirsty - posted on 07/13/2009




i no wen my lil girl wouldnt eat and all she would do is drink i put tomato soup in her drink cup she drank the whole lot!

Jessica - posted on 07/13/2009




Well some little ones just dont eat alot. The key is to stick to three meals a day, around the same time. You'll have to cut out all snacking and watch how much she's drinking before a meal. If she filled up on liquid she won't eat cause she's already full! My daughter is a great eater and that's how we do it! Also keep in mind that they go through phases....especially around growth spurts. Won't eat anything and then they'll eat 10lbs of food! Some good food to try...frozen peas (not cooked, just give them to her frozen, they love em), shredded cheese, raisins, cut up ravioli....and if nothing else just do fruit to get her used to only eating three meals a day!

Natasha - posted on 07/13/2009




The doctor is right, she will eat when she is hungry. If you are worried about her health, there are some great liquid multivitamins out there to keep up her essential vitamins and minerals. It is a stage and it will pass. Making sure she is drinking plenty of water.
If she is still on formula or breast milk its a really good way to giving them water and nourishment.

LaCi - posted on 07/13/2009




yep. totally normal. mine wouldnt eat for while, then I finally got him eating meals for about 2 weeks... a few days ago he started throwing all the food at my again.

Anige - posted on 07/13/2009




My daughter will be two next month and she is going threw almost the same thing. She will not eat for days but I will leave a bowl of puffs or cereal on her table in the living room and she will eat a few here and there. I think my little doesn't eat much because of her teeth so we try popsicles and she eats one every now and then. You just have to find the kind she likes. Remember the first one might not always be her favorite so don't give up. Get like banana or strawberry .. nothing to wild. Oh and also try and give her Flintstone vitamin gummies or The Dollar General brand. She will get some of what she needs from them. If she wont eat them try and put them in a pack of gummies of Barbie or something she would like. Well good luck and let us know how things go. Don't worry about it hun. She is probably going threw a phase or her teeth (if they are coming in) might hurt to much to chew.

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keep trying different foods , my lil girl loves fruits so i give her alot of that cuz there really isnt much else she will eat. I give her eggo waffles, crackers, cheerios, fruits ( canned or frozen work best i think) grilled cheese, yo baby yogurt with oatmeal. And give her options when she eat, ( like 2 different things at once)

But i really would worry to much , she might be going thru a phase! i heard of lil kids only eating bread cheese and water for days then going to back to eating normally lol

Elisa - posted on 07/12/2009




I'm having the same problem with my 10 1/2 months old. He is still on bottles and they do get everything from the formula is your little one on formula still? there is suppliments out there iron suppliments for when your child refused to eat to still help with vitimins etc.. Try and find something she loves weather it be junk food or not and try and encourage the eating but don't force it. My son loves twistes and when he doesn't eat i get him to eat them and it finally encourages his belly to eat. Good luck.

Carrie - posted on 07/12/2009




i've never had this problem but i watched a documentry that said if you try and force them, and they see you stressed over it, it can make it worse, i don't know if thats any help

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