why wont my 22 mounth old eat ?

Clare - posted on 07/05/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i have a 22 mounth old son, resently he as started not 2 eat his meals but will eat anything else, has any1 had this problem?

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Jen - posted on 07/05/2010

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my 20 month old is going through this too just today i cooked him lunch he had 2 small bites n refused it so i wrapped it up n a couple of hrs later warmed it up n he has eaten half of it which is quite good. if he doesnt try it i will look away n say right im ignoring you n he will sneakly start to have a few mouthfuls if he pushes it away n dont want no more i dont force it i just say good boy for trying it.

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My son is almost 2 and eating is a HUGE issue. He has a texture aversion to certain foods and he seems to go through phases with wanting only one thing, then tiring of it, then going to something else. He still won't bite things off himself, it has to be cut in small pieces and soft, not crispy or hard. I won't begin to be a know-it-all here. I've read several things and even had a pathologist come and help but only with minimal success. The one thing I know is, they will grow out of it. Keep trying, but do not force the food, that will only cause a battle of wills and he will reject whatever you give him, even if he wants it.

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