Picky Eater

Wanda - posted on 12/15/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a very picky 2 year old when it comes to food. No matter what I try she refuses to eat a lot of the foods put in front of her. Any suggestions, thanks.

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Marlo - posted on 12/17/2009

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My son is now 3 and I'm having the same problem. If I try to get him to even taste something new he will literally force himself to throw-up. I don't know what to do. Meals are always a battle at my house. Let me know if you find something that works.

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Katherine - posted on 12/16/2009

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I have a very picky 2 yr old as well. he likes pasta and hot dogs but refuses to eat veggies. I can't get him to eat them no matter what. I gave up trying to feed him things he refuses to eat. I started buying the V8 Fusion. It has servings of veggies and fruit in it. I would advise that you run it by your pediatrician to make sure that is a substantial substitute. It has worked for my son. Also if he/she has any food allergies it would be good to check the ingredients. Also if you have a blender, sometimes you can puree some of the foods she wont eat and mix small amounts of it into the food she does like. Gradually add more. They can become accustomed to the taste. Hope this helps.

Katie - posted on 12/16/2009

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you can have her help you make the food so that she's involved in it to make it fun and maybe she'll eat it afterward. try that. see how it works.

Naomi - posted on 12/15/2009

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With my 2 yr old it depends what it is....he tends to love spaghetti and anything with pasta but when i try to intrduce a vegetable on his plate...even if i try to hide it...he spots it a mile away and won't eat anything on the plate...its a tricky one at this age but i just try different things and try to be consistant...just because she doesn't eat it the first time doesn't mean she will NEVER eat it!! Just try it a few times and eventually she might come to like some things... I'm also finding it difficult with my son because he wants to feed himself but hasn't quite got the nack of using a spoon properly yet so sloppy food becomes a bit of a nightmare...but good luck...and i'd love to hear if you have any success :)

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