I need help with a 3 year old that won't eat.

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Sara - posted on 12/28/2008

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I went through this with my DD who is now 5. It is really a power play thing. I talked to my pediatrician about it and he said that she wouldn't starve herself. All you can do is offer several healthy food options when the family is eating their meals. ( sometimes I let her eat her food by stabbing it with toothpicks just to make it more fun) Be sure not to let your child fill up on juice or snacks right before a meal. It can be extremely frustrating especially if they are hungry right after you have the meal cleaned up but all you can do is be consistent and they will get the idea over time.

Jaime - posted on 12/27/2008

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Is he just being picky or won't eat at all? My 4 year old is very picky & most of the time he will not eat when we are sitting down for dinner, etc. I have found that if I let him be, he comes to me when he wants something. I was told not to force him to sit down & eat when he does not want to, it can cause eating disorders later in life.

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