MY KID WILL ONLY EATT OATMEAL!!!! is that bad?

Becca - posted on 12/02/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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every morning i give my kid oatmeal, then at lunch i try giving him chicken nuggets, and what he does is, he runs around and crawls around and says" OATMEAL, OATMEAL, OATMEAL!!!!!!!" thats all he does, i need mother help.

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Cass - posted on 12/09/2012

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even though oatmeal is healthy snack, its never good for anyone to have a diet consisting of one thing from one food group. at some point you'll need to set some rules and make some deals with your little one, and start getting a wider variety of nutrients in him. like maybe he's only aloud to have oatmeal after he finishes his other stuff first, and give him some power in choosing what other things he wants to try - but he has to chose at least one thing before getting anymore oatmeal.

Laurie - posted on 12/08/2012

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I would say, maybe keep a persistant schedule of: give him oatmeal as a treat? It seems to be his "happy food". So when he eats, give him half a cup of oatmeal only after hes done. Eventually he willcatch on you mean it.. But he shouldnt be eating just that.

Becca - posted on 12/03/2012

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well thx you had great advice. I have 3 kids umm he is 2 and i have a one year old and im pregnant. well yes actually before he only would eat chicken nuggets so your right i shouldn't be worried thx for all your help.

Aurellia - posted on 12/03/2012

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Well oatmeal is pretty healthy over all. I am curious what kind of oatmeal you are using(instant, steal cut, rolled), will he let you put fruit in it? If your worried about him not getting enough protein he may like millet or another high whole protein grain which could also be mixed into the oatmeal if he wont eat it alone. Another protein option is ham and butter in plain oatmeal. How old is your little one. How long has he been on an oatmeal kick? It is pretty common for kids to go through food stages where they are willing to only eat the one thing and then they will suddenly not eat that and want something different. I wouldn't worry too much. Whats important is that he shows good energy levels, is responsive and bright eyed.

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