3 Year old Fussy Eater!!!!

Rachel - posted on 04/30/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 3 year old is a fussy eater and can take up an hour to eat a meal or has a tantrum and won't eat at all. She won't try anything new and would survive on plain pasta and cheese if she could. Can anyone offer advice as to what to do?????

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Oh my I hear you! my son will not eat any other fruits except bananas and apple sauce and absolutely no veggies, you name it he won't eat it. If he had his way he would live off nutra-grain bars and peanut butter! I hoping this will pass because I fear that he doesn't get what he needs. I do give him a multi vitamin and an omega-3 vitamin everyday. And I also put some kind of fruit or veggie on his plate everyday just to offer it and hope he will try it but he doesn't. I have tried everything! His dr. said that as he gets older he will most likely get over this.

Susianti - posted on 04/30/2009

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Well, I have the same experience with my first daughter (when she was 3yo as well), normally she took up to 2 hours to finished her meals. However, when she turned to 5yo, she is getting much better. she can eat faster (she can finished her meal in 30mins now) and she is willing to try new food.



My daughter likes to hear stories, so normally i read children stories during the meal time, or sometime, we play together (ie pretend to be an animal - how a certain animal eat, etc). If she won't eat at all, i dont force her. I give other things for her ie: fruit, biscuit, milk, anything as long as her stomach is not empty



Hope it helps

Susianti - posted on 04/30/2009

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Well, I have the same experience with my first daughter (when she was 3yo as well), normally she took up to 2 hours to finished her meals. However, when she turned to 5yo, she is getting much better. she can eat faster (she can finished her meal in 30mins now) and she is willing to try new food.



My daughter likes to hear stories, so normally i read children stories during the meal time, or sometime, we play together (ie pretend to be an animal - how a certain animal eat, etc). If she won't eat at all, i dont force her. I give other things for her ie: fruit, biscuit, milk, anything as long as her stomach is not empty



Hope it helps

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