How do I get my 1yr. old to eat more than just oatmeal all day, everyday?

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Lyndsay - posted on 07/18/2009

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I had a similar problem with my son at this age. My doctor said that it's normal, sometimes it seems like kids want nothing but crackers and apple juice. Keep offering him other foods, or maybe mix in some fruit with his oatmeal. To this day my son is a picky eater and always wants grain products for dinner, so I mix his vegetables in with the noodles or rice and hope he won't notice.

Gema - posted on 07/16/2009

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take it away he wont starve him self he will eat wen hes hungry i gave him things he was showin interest in puttin few things in front ov him lettin him choose wat he wanted by givin them a choice they wont get hooked on one thing again wen shoppin get him interested in the trip lookin at the veg or fruit different things ask him which one he like let him see n touch same with cerals if he knows colours thats great make a game like ask him to find the box colour different to the oatmeal but he will choose the one ur askin him to but he doesnt click coz hes playin a game so its fun he will think he is gettin wat he wants but hes not its all a mind game he knows ur not gonna take the oatmeal away from him so he can play with u like that to get his own way our babies have a fab way ov knowing us more than we do our selves lol xxxxxx

Gema - posted on 07/16/2009

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ok if not i can ask some friends i work with children n i have a son my self thats very fussy he used to only eat ravioli lol till i let him taste different things by takin the ravioli away he now eats everythin vegetables exotic fruits mango pinaple everythin so its worth a try xxxx good luk xxx

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Selina - posted on 07/20/2009

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well he or she will eat what ever you give when they are hungry enough to ea,t trust me
your child may not eat the day only eat at night but they will eat what ever you give theme when there hungry.
it may just be a fays but cut down on the milk intake and quip it to a minimal for a few days till they get in to the habit of eating something else
just know its important you get something else in the system

Victoria - posted on 07/19/2009

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Thanx everybody for your comments :) My son doesn't have a problem with fruits, it's the vegetables and everything else he won't eat, lol. sometimes he's willing to try something new if he sees that I like it...but that's VERY seldomly. I just hopes he grows out of this soon (sigh). It is good to hear that it's normal though.

Victoria - posted on 07/16/2009

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lol, that's true. Well I'll be trying these things very soon. And I hope they work. Thanx alot..:) I'll let you know what happens.

Victoria - posted on 07/16/2009

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lol...I want to take it away, but he's so stubborn I'm afraid he'll starve, lol. I'm gonna have to do it though. What things did you try with your son?..I'm desperate

Gema - posted on 07/16/2009

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maybe try by makin a different food more interestin like add there fav friut in to yogurts or make faces with them n make food a thing to njoy create a game try tastin different things by lettin them choose xxxxxxxx hope this helps xxxx

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