Is wanting only fruit, fruit, fruit good for 1 year olds?

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My son is almost 18 months and just learned the word ''apple"

Ever since then all he wants to eat are apples, bananas, grapes, crackers, cheese, peaches and any other fruit thats basically out there for him to gobble up. I mean he eats other things, like eggs and toast, or i'll cook him chef bouradie and mac. But Fruits basically all that he wants and will only eat. Is that normal?

Before he even learned that word he was a good eater. Ate all the basic nutritions, including veggies of sorts. Now. nothing. Im at a loss now


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I would tell my son that he had to eat his other foods (or least take a bite) so that he could have his fruit. For example, if your son will eat 2 bites of broccoli, then he can have his peaches. Just keep encouraging him to taste all foods.

Sabra - posted on 01/09/2011




My daughter is going through that exact same thing to a tee (she also just learned how to say apple) I was giving her as much fruit as she wanted because it's healthy and figured what harm can it do. Well I have been paying for it for the last week changing her diapers. To much fruit can produce runny stools. If you are okay changing a few more diapers than normal and it doesn't seem to bother your son then I don't see the harm.

Bonnie - posted on 01/09/2011




He is probably just going through a phase. At least he is wanting something that is healthy. There are a lot of kids who are fussier around the age toddler/preschool age. Better for him to at least eat the things he likes repeatedly than not want to eat at all.

Kate CP - posted on 01/09/2011




Yes, fruits are okay. There are some that are very high in fiber and other nutrients that are good for him. Just because it's not a "veggie" doesn't mean it's not good for him! :)

Amanda - posted on 01/09/2011




Fruit is healther then the chef bouradie and mac. :0) Many parents would kill for a child that ate that much fruit. My daughter is also a fruit and veggie monster, when I gave her fruit or veggies I just pair it up with other things she also needs, and she tends to eat it all. I make a big deal about how its all so good.

Louise - posted on 01/09/2011




My daughter went through this phase. Toddlers soon learn that fruit is sweet and that mummy is more likely to give me fruit on demand than a biscuit. There is nothing wrong with giving plenty of fruit as long as he is eatting other foods as well. My daughter reverts to just eatting fruit when she is feeling unwell. It is getting the balance right which is the key. Try giving the fruit after a meal or as an afternoon treat. This phase will not last long when he discovers more foods that he likes.

Katherine - posted on 01/09/2011




He is just exploring new and different things. It's good that he likes fruit. At least he is still eating other things. It's just a phase and will resolve itself.

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