My 2 year old wont eat

Makaela - posted on 05/03/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be two in August and I cannot get her to eat like a big girl. She will only eat popcorn green beans meat mac and cheese. I wouldn't feel that there was a problem but she only eats these things VERY rarely and will only eat a few bites. All of this is causing her to still want her bottle and I feel like she just cant get full. Is this just a phase?

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Claire - posted on 05/03/2010

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It is a phase. As much as it's going to hurt both of you -- take away the bottle and most drinks -- that's what's filling her up. She's old enough to "pretend to cook" with you in the kitchen. Getting her involved should help her want to eat more. I've been known to have my kids scoop frozen peas from one pot to another with a smaller measuring cup. It keeps them occupied long enough for me to make the rest of the meal and they believe they've just cooked dinner.

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Amanda - posted on 05/03/2010

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Yes it is a phase! My 2 yr. old does the same thing. Try giving her pediasure a couple times a day.

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