I have a 19 month old DD who recently has stopped eating foods she previously loved.
she has had a cold and cough for about a week, but is at the end of that now.
she won't eat the risotto she loves, the sausages she loves, the meat a and veg she loves.
she still eats pear and banana and soy yoghurt (she is dairy intolerant) and toast with nuttelex, but nothing else.
sh is aso allergic to wheat, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts, so I'm struggling to find things she will eat. When we try and feed her non-finger food, she turns her head away and cries and looks genuinely upset.
Ive tried peas, corn, cucumber, tomato, mushroom on her high chair tray, so she can pick at it as she wishes but just cries at the sight of it.
ive read before not to offer alternatives and it's their bad luck if they don't eat, but I think she's too young to really understand that. I'm also not about to send her to bed without eating anything at all as I know she will wake in the night as she's hungry, but that's not a risk I want to take.
i guess I'm after advice on other things I can try and give her (given the large food groups she can't eat).
Maybe even this is just a phase that will pass, or related to her getting her 2yr molars early, because she has been unwell, or is she actually at an age where she can now assert her independence and is saying no as she doesn't like the taste.