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    Default 2 year olds eating driving me nuts!!!

    Our DDs eating is stressing me out.

    She wont eat veg, wont eat meat, chicken or fish and i dont know how to get her to eat them.

    She used to eat veg snuck into lasagna and mince meat but now she wont eat that. I was making veg soup she used to eat it but wont eat that anymore. She wont touch veg presented the way we eat them

    She doesnt eat pasta or rice either so cant put veg in bolognaise sauce. She loves tinned spaghetti which i wont give to her more than once a week and tried two spoonfuls of puree veg soup mixed in and she wouldnt touch it.

    Her diet at present consists of fruit (loves ALL fruit at least), wholegrain bread, crackers, organic kids muesli bars, avocado, cheese, yoghurt, milk, weetbix and porridge

    Lately her dinners have been toast cause thats all she will eat at dinner.

    I do have success in giving her some veg in a fruit smoothie but i dont like giving her them all the time.

    I have her on multi vitamins.

    Should i be stressing or just go with it as a stage that will pass?

    Help!

    ETA she wont eat any kind of salad either - cucumber raw carrot etc....

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    Default Re: 2 year olds eating driving me nuts!!!

    Bump!

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    Default Re: 2 year olds eating driving me nuts!!!

    No one has any advice for me?

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    Default 2 year olds eating driving me nuts!!!

    Mine did the same at 2. I just got her involved in the cooking (mixing etc), then I would try little bits as I was cooking and she would copy and do the same. Now at 3 she'll eat anything i put in front of her. If its any consolation it sounds like the limited food she does eat are good options

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    Default 2 year olds eating driving me nuts!!!

    My ds who is 19 months goes through stages of doing this. One month will eat everything then the next is very fussy and will only eat certain foods. I've spoken to my maternal child health nurse and she said it's very normal.

    I just go with it and try not to stress too much. Hope it's just a stage your LO is going through.

    Fx it gets better soon.

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    Default 2 year olds eating driving me nuts!!!

    Touch wood mine is still great with food so no personal experience but with my fussy nieces we found that eventually yes they do eat, just keep offering as normal, eat what you offer them and eat together, its great she is on a multi vitamin and my naturopath does recommend fish oil and probiotics for kids ( and adults!) so maybe look at adding those

    Also keep offering a huge variety, different kinds of fish, seafood, turkey, meats, dips, dairy. mix up the fruit and veggies , my SIL ( nutritionist) is researching fussy babies/kids and she thinks that as babies we don't offer them enough variety which may cause fussiness later on

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    Default Re: 2 year olds eating driving me nuts!!!

    If she doesnt eat what i put on her plate ( say steak and veg) should i offer her some toast or something afterwards? I just dont want her to go to bed hungry


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    Default Re: 2 year olds eating driving me nuts!!!

    Ds used to do this and I just have him a small drink of milk and off to bed. Now he is 5 he eats anything.

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    Default 2 year olds eating driving me nuts!!!

    My2 year old went to bed last night (3rd night in a row!!) without dinner. Mr very fussy just refuses anything that's not fish fingers for dinner. I make everything and if he doesn't eat he goes to bed without. It does my head in and I end up in tears most nights. I gave him milk last night cause after 3 nights I felt like a horrible mum.
    I hear its just a stage, I hope for both of us it is! Hang in there!!!!!!

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    Default 2 year olds eating driving me nuts!!!

    The way I see it, they eat during the day so they are getting food and if they are not hungry enough to eat anything at dinner then that's fine. If they are hungry, they will at least try some of it. I always offer a mixture of stuff that I'm pretty sure he will eat with stuff that he's not keen on or hasn't tried yet. That way I don't feel like I'm teaching him to refuse stuff and then I give him what he wants iykwim? I've also found that sometimes if I bite something then hand it over ds will eat it and then start eating the same stuff from him plate. Doesn't always work, but worth a try.


 

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