4 year wont eat properly

Jayne - posted on 08/04/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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my 4 year old will only eat fries chips and biscuits oh and dry Weetabix and loves chocolate , am now at the end of my tether, have stopped biscuits , only has chocolate if he eats all his dinner . wont even eat bread or toast , took 10 minutes today just to get him to touch a piece of toast , starts school sept and want him to take a packed lunch( his older brother does, and eats everything), so trying to get him to eat sandwiches . so frustrating , he says hes only a little boy and he does not eat food like that , have explained to him even babies like toast everybody likes toast , but nothing help help help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Cindi - posted on 08/06/2013

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Hey. I'm a Mom of a 4 year old boy that is going through a "phase". He goes through phases where he will only eat hot dogs or peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. It is frustrating because you want them to eat healthy. At dinner I introduce new things to him and ask him to try it before he says he doesn't like it. A lot of people have given me the advice of: "He will eat when he's hungry." What kind of advice is that anyway? Does that mean I'm supposed to starve him until he eats what I want him to eat? All I know is my daughter went through the same thing at this age where she would only eat chicken nuggets. I started introducing her to new things but in a fun way. She didn't like broccoli until I started calling them "trees". She wouldn't eat sandwiches unless I took the crust off or used the cookie cutter to make fun shapes out of them. So far these ideas haven't worked for my son but I still haven't given up and neither should you. Have you tried pita pockets for sandwiches? Some kids love the idea of putting food in a pouch. I know a lot of my daughter's friends bring the "Lunchables" to school with them that have crackers instead of bread. Your little guy may being seeing other kids using crackers instead of bread to make a sandwich and think this is the way to do it. We just have to find what works for our family. Hang in there.

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