2 year old not eating dinner

Jody - posted on 05/25/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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We are worried that JJ refuses to eat dinner - no matter what the food may be - unless there is a baked potato, which he only eats the insides of. He just refuses to touch the food (even though we know he would like it). Any suggestions?

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Denise - posted on 05/30/2009

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My son Nathaniel sometimes only eats Bananas, Fries, PB&J, and SNACKS galore...At least he's eating and he is such a skinny Boy he is 27 months old and 25 lbs.

User - posted on 05/30/2009

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Ok, so my daughter was diagnosed with failure to thrive at 15 months and wouldn't eat. we went through alot to try to get her to eat. she literally lived on a half a banana a day. she would not eat anything else. turns out it was a phase. She will eat pretty good now. but it took over a year to get her there. My advise... don't push it. Leave healthy snacks out and let him decide when he's ready and don't make a huge deal if he doesn't eat. that's what we finally had to do.

Penny - posted on 05/25/2009

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Is he eating other meals throughout the day? I assume that he is .. My son has always been a good eater but I do have some suggestions maybe try to hide other foods inside the baked potatoe like some veggies or something that he cant see. He might be a little to smart for that or make games out of it. My son likes to do a bite for mommy and a bite for him.

Brianna - posted on 05/25/2009

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Hmmm.. my doctor always said "if they only want to eat spaghetti for dinner for a month.. let them eat it... at least theyre eating something!.. and hopefully they will grow out of it".... My boy is only just 2 and is half italian... so loves to eat pretty much anything (so far)... so i dont have any 'personal' advice.. but i did see that episode on Oprah where John Travoltas wife has written the cook book of getting your kids to eat things they dont want to by hiding them in other foods... eg- if he only eats potato... maybe put other white things in there to try give him extra nourishment...for example... will he eat it 'mashed'? ... maybe you could put cauliflower and cheese in there aswell as they are also white?? Hope this helps a little bit.. sorry i couldnt help more :)

she also had a recipe for spinach brownies... apparently theyre really good!

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