picky eater need help!!

Stephanie - posted on 03/10/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




my daughter is 18 months and she can be a picky eater. there are some days she eats pretty well but then other days not so much and will only take like a bite of her breakfast,lunch,and dinner. are there any moms with this problem or any moms who has been through this? wat did you do/feed them? did you give pediasure? thanks


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Emily - posted on 03/11/2011




If she only wants to eat a bite, just let her eat a bite. Children are much more in tune with their appetites and knowing how much they need than we are. You also have to remember their tummies are so tiny. It's really normal for them to have some days when they eat a lot and other days when it seems like they don't eat anything. Don't fill her up with lots of snacks in between, but just let her eat the amount at meals as she wants. She won't starve herself, and I doubt that she needs pediasure.

Salina - posted on 03/10/2011




My nephew use to do the same thing. My sister-in-law would not force him to eat. She made sure he had plenty of fluids and when he got hungry rest asure he ate. So I say don't worry about it so much. If she is not drinking then she need to be seen.

Deepti - posted on 03/10/2011




children are driven by their moods... so it is necesary to hieghten their moods, make them happy and then introduce something colorful... start by eating urself in front of the child and do not offer she might get tempted.. continue to eat and offer her alittle but maintain distance... that may make her curious about the food and may eat... this has worked with me u can also try

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