not eating

Patricia Ann - posted on 05/13/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 18 month old don't want to eat what he's served

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Michelle - posted on 05/15/2015

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Young kids can have simple palates. I have a 4 year old who eats everything very plain...only noodles with cheese, plain hamburgers with no condiments, cheese pizza. I also have a 2 year old who will eat almost everything you put in front of him, although his first reaction is to spit it out (then he'll come back and actually eat it).

Some kids like the same thing every single day for weeks or months, then move on to other things. There are a few ways you can handle this:

1. Find out what s/he likes to eat and serve that
2. Make a small sample platter (ice cube trays work well with kids) of various things (of things s/he is familiar with as well as new things to try)
3. You can do what my parents did...make the meal (maybe minus all the spices and condiments?) and serve it. If s/he doesn't eat it, then s/he just sits at the table with everyone until the end of mealtime. Eventually, s/he will get hungry and will eat something.

Hope that helps...Good luck!

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Alexandra - posted on 07/31/2015

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I like what Michelle had to say. I use toddler/baby plates for my 18 month old that has several divided spaces for food. For example, I might feed him a chicken nugget, a few fries, some green peas, and a spoonful of cottage cheese. Depending on what he eats, I might give him something else. I just do my best to make sure he eats a balanced meal. Good luck :)

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