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    Default HELP DS eating less and less !!!

    My DS is 18.5 months old and used to be such a great eater but as he gets older he is eating less and less. He will now only eat fruit, yoghurt, porridge and dry rice cakes. He has refused anything i serve up for dinner lately except spag bol and sometimes basil pesto pasta so i just give him a bottle of milk. Any suggestions mummas?

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    Sit down and eat as a family, the same food for everyone and model good eating. Don't focus on what he is or is not eating. One meal for everyone, no fuss, relaxed. Don't offer alternatives. If he has a `safe' food, incorporate that into the meal until he gets used to eating what is served up. I also find that letting kids serve themselves from platters on the table seems to make them willing to try more foods, but I guess at that age you would have to help him.

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    My daughter's 16 months and she's gotten more fussy over the past couple of months. I've stuck to what I've done since she started solids... offer healthy food, if she eats it great, if she doesn't that's her choice. It's HARD when she eats next to none of a meal, but she's not going to starve with the offer of 3 meals and 1 or 2 snacks during the day. The only time I offer anything like an alternative is if she eats no dinner, I'll offer her a cup of milk (then a breastfeed) before bed.

    Pretty much as the previous poster said... I eat with her when possible, try not to comment on what she eats/doesn't eat, and don't make a fuss.

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    Totally normal for most kids to attempt to be fussy at that age - plus they have just gone through a huge growth spurt and are too busy running around and exploring to eat ! but now it's even more important to keep offering and keep introducing new foods , agree with pp about not making a fuss and always eat together at dinner but I would so stop offering milk before bed as he knows if he is hungry he will get his milk

    Also I find at this age they need to graze more , it wasn't until DS was nearly 3 that he started having 3 full meals and 2 small snacks than grazing all day
    Last edited by Elijahs Mum; 15-02-2014 at 22:38.


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