2yr old would rather watch Thomas/play with toys than eat breakfast.

Dennette - posted on 01/06/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Anybody have a suggestion on how I can get my 2 yr old boy to eat some breakfast in the morning? He always wants to go watch Thomas or Cars on tv or play with his toys when he gets up and I'm finding it hard to get him to sit in his big boy chair at the table and eat the most important meal of the day. He refuses anything I offer him, but later in the morning will ask for toast or bananna. I'm not liking this one bit so I could use a litlle help for this mom of 1. Thanks and God Bless

(Jeremiah 29:11)

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Laurie - posted on 01/07/2009

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That's a good idea, Emily (watch the first half of the show, then the second after eating)  I'm gonna try that.  My daughter watches Curious George first so there will be 2 15 min. shows.  Thanks!



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Laurie - posted on 01/07/2009

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That's a good idea, Emily (watch the first half of the show, then the second after eating)  I'm gonna try that.  My daughter watches Curious George first so there will be 2 15 min. shows.  Thanks!



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Emily - posted on 01/07/2009

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Holy cow! Not only is my son the EXACT same way, but wants to watch the exact same shows! He is 20 months and wants to do everything on his terms. It drove me bananas! Then I thought, it's not so crazy that he isn't hungry the second he gets up. Neither am I sometimes. So I compromised. I get him a sippy of milk and let him watch for 15 to 20 minutes. Then I tell him he has to eat breakfast if he wants to watch the other half. It usually works, if he doesn't eat then he'll have a snack later. I just figured at this age there are days where he eats me out of the house and days he won't eat a thing. Kids will eat if they are hungry just like you and me!

Laurie - posted on 01/06/2009

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I also have a two year old and possibly an answer for you. For the longest time, she would not eat anything for breakfast. Even if I got her to sit in her big girl chair, put her favorites in front of her, and turn her toward the television...she would not budge! Knowing quite a bit about nutrition, I was a nervous wreck. One day I became desperate and decided to give her 1/2 of a packet of an instant breakfast in her sippy cup of milk. This way, her body gradually became used to having the morning nourishment, allowing her to crave it. At the same time, she was able to walk around, play, etc... It only took about a month before she was ready to sit and actually eat something for breakfast. Since it was still only a small amount, I continued the instant breakfast for another 2 months. It has been about 6 or 7 months, now and she no longer needs the supplement. It was a good way to transition her into wanting that morning nourishment for us. Hope that helps. Good luck to you!

Katie - posted on 01/06/2009

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I'm having the same issue. He'll drink his sippy cup of milk but that's it,. Even at nursery where he normally would eat breakfast - he hasn't been eating and will go all the way to lunch without eating. I know 2 yr olds can be very picky but we still worry.

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