How do I get my baby girl to eat meat? She just turned 3

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Michelle - posted on 02/21/2009

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Did you try just eggs or nuts that will give her protein if thats what your worried about?! and maybe she just doesn't like the texture or taste try making it plain or with sauces! good luck

Kay-Lynn - posted on 02/21/2009

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I have found that lunch meats work with my daughter. She is the same way and how I got her to eat chicken was I gave her a chicken leg weird I know but ever since then that is the meat she will eat, besides lunch meat. She will take bits off of my plate too once and a while, but at this age I don't push because kids are picky and they are learning that they have some control over things in their life. When she is ready she will try it. Kids love to dip things try that too don't just use apple sauce try ketchup and honey and honey mustard all diffrent kinds of things.

Dallas - posted on 02/21/2009

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that might work... I will try to maybe use apple sauce... I just don't want her to be a picky eater...

Dallas - posted on 02/21/2009

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She does eat everything else... i think it might be cause meat is harder to chew... I gave her fish for the first time the other day and she loved it

Amber - posted on 02/20/2009

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As most other parents have said don't push. What you can do is offer her bites from your plate at every meal and she may find she likes eating what mommy has. I know my son (5) tells me repeatedly that he doesn't like something that he hasn't even tried, so in my house we now have the "no thank you bite". That is that he must take one bite of the food and if he is still insistant that he does not want it he will get a sandwich and vegies. I am not a restaurant and will not make a seperate main dish for him and he knows that rule. Also we have found that he actually does like most foods he is just testing his boundries.

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My daughter will only eat chicken breast, cut in cubes, and she dips it in apple sauce...maybe try that?  She will not eat red meat, or fish, only chicken :(

Shasean - posted on 02/20/2009

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Don't worry about it if she doesn't.  If it is protein that you're concerned with, there are plenty of other foods that she can get that from (for example:  dairy, seeds, nuts, legumes).  Kids have very discerning taste buds unlike adults.  We just have to find creatively enjoyable ways to work with them.

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Quoting Dallas:

How do I get my baby girl to eat meat? She just turned 3




Hi, this is one thing about kids, if your baby girl does not want to eat meat, do not try to force her try to give her something else that contains the same protein, like soya mince etc. she will mabey decide to eat meat one day, but do not feel bad is she doesn't most of the children go through stages like this, it is the age for experementing with food, and they will eat what ever they are comfortable with.

Jennifer - posted on 02/20/2009

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Does she eat every thing else? It is possible that she just doesn't like it. I wouldn't push it.

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