SUDDEN fussy eater!!

Tasha - posted on 10/11/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 8 1/2 month old daughter has SUDDENLY refused to eat her vegetabales!! We started her on Gerber finger foods under the advice of her WIC nurse, and now it is ALL she wants to eat!! :( I am going out of my mind!! I have tried giving her the Gerber lil entress, and she did not like them..... I am wondering what I should do?? She needs to eat MORE than just snacks!! :(

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Jennifer - posted on 10/11/2009

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We had and sometimes still have that problem. What I had to do was cut out the snacks all together. When my son realized that he wasn't getting what he wanted but was hungry, he ate what I gave him. Kids also go through phases where they will only want to eat a certain fruit or veggie, and then they won't touch it again. Put a different fruit or veggie in its place, and after about a month they will start eating their "favorite" again.

Brandy - posted on 10/11/2009

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Ya, it's kinda weird how at first they will eat whatever you give them then suddenly they have preferences and dislikes. When my daughter went through that phase, I would put vegetables in everything. I would chop up the insides of tomatoes really tiny and put them in grilled cheese sandwiches and put all kinds of vegetables in spaghetti and lasagna sauces. I would chop up fresh fruit and mix it with jam before putting it on toast. Stuff like that. Get creative because this phase lasted for about 2 months with my daughter and since then she will eat vegetables but still has her preferences on which vegetables to eat.

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