My 3 year old will not try anything new! His diet consists of chicken nuggets, toast, pudding, milk and sausage; sometimes eggs. I've tried

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Tara - posted on 01/07/2009

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I'm glad that the assistant chef tasted his product!  If that gets old, I've started letting Madilyn help pick between things she doesn't like too..."should we make  green beans or broccoli?".  She actually thinks that I've given her a real choice! 



 



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Tracey - posted on 01/06/2009

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Thanks for the suggestion of having him help cook! I tried it tonight and it worked, he actually took 2 good size bites of the dinner he helped cook. He then decided he didn't like it -- so we'll keep trying. But this is the first time he has tried something without a major meltdown.

Tara - posted on 01/05/2009

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I tried the whole "this is all you have to choose from" thing for a long time with my three year old. She would eat enough of what was on her plate to shut her tummy up and refuse the rest, then she would be hungry again in 1/2 an hour. There were cirtain things she wouldn't touch to save her life (like green beans), and I didn't know what else to do but give her more of something she'd eat.



She's getting bigger and likes to help cook (stir something or put the pepper in) which is kinda cute. She ate better when she knew she "cooked" and was told she did good, but there's still somewhat specific foods.



Daddy figured out the coolest new trick...he helped her make her own plate! She had to take some of everything, but having "picked" it all herself she cleaned her plate! This one time the man's a genious! This ONE time! LOL

Rebecca - posted on 01/03/2009

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Children will not let themselves starve. If you offer them healthy choices at each meal, then they will eventually eat. We don't make special meals for our daughter and she eats what we eat. If I know one of the dishes is something she doesn't care for, I make sure one of the other things is something she does like. Some days she eats just a bite or two and then the next will eat more. If you keep offering the things that they prefer (like chicken nuggets) then they have no motivation to try something new. Good luck :)

Lindsey - posted on 12/27/2008

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I also have this problem, McKenna eats chicken nuggets, rice, french toast, chocolate milk and apple juice. Ive asked everyone i can but everyone tells me she'll grow out of it. sometimes if you brush a new "tasty" food across the top of her lips after she licks her lips she'll eat it. Thats the only way i know to get her to eat new foods. Surprisingly I got her to eat broccoli like that.... Good Luck

Crystal - posted on 12/23/2008

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i had the same issue for a while with my first son. i just gave him what i wanted him to eat and didnt give him anything else. and for a few days he didnt eat, but then he got hungry and ate. i only did this one meal a day because i didnt want him to completely starve. also i gave him a choice of two different entrees. that way he felt in control and i got him to eat something different. hope this helps =)

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