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    Pretty much right away- always included something I knew they would eat, and if it was something new had a back up.

    Taste buds change so often as they grow that they may love something for 6 months the hate it for a year...

    But, it's not a restaurant. If they don't want to eat, they don't eat. No extra mealtimes to make it up though.

    ETA: DSS was a genuinely fussy eater, whereas DSD just wanted certain things.
    Funnily enough, though, our strategy worked better with DSS. Maybe because he loved X so it was included in every meal so he always ate something.
    Whereas DSD would just refuse until she got what she wanted- usually when she went to her mums.

    Both are great eaters, with us, now. Not so much at their mums.
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    My girl has only had milk today....so there you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    My girl has only had milk today....so there you go.
    Can I ask - you have done genetic testing on your daughter yes?

    Must be so stressful I know it is in my house.. My boy ha nibbled on bits and pieces today!
    Too busy playing 😳

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    I really wish there was more advice and help regarding fussy eaters and what to do just like there is with sleep problems. I know many children are fussy as they have acquired taste buds etc but I also think how we treat the children plays a massive part.
    Before having kids my attitude was "just don't give them what they like, if they're hungry they will eat what you give them" as this is the advice I give owners about their fussy animals (I'm a vet) and in my experience with animals it really is as simple as that. Well I've tried that technique with my fussy 2 year old and he will literally go days without eating, his behaviour becomes intolerable as he's so hungry and it appears to become a vicious cycle as the grumpier he is the less likely he is to try the foods. It really isn't simple and people without fussy eaters who think it is should spend time with our little monsters!
    We are on holiday in Spain and the small list of things he will eat has become smaller as he doesn't like the equivalents here! For example he refuses to drink milk or orange juice here, only likes one flavour of fruit purée pouch and the only meat and veg he normally eats is in the form of woolies chicken and veg pouch so obviously he's not eating those here. Some days I want to kill him when he asks for something, you make it then he won't even try it before saying "don't like it". Arghh!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nh2489 View Post
    I really wish there was more advice and help regarding fussy eaters and what to do just like there is with sleep problems. I know many children are fussy as they have acquired taste buds etc but I also think how we treat the children plays a massive part.
    Before having kids my attitude was "just don't give them what they like, if they're hungry they will eat what you give them" as this is the advice I give owners about their fussy animals (I'm a vet) and in my experience with animals it really is as simple as that. Well I've tried that technique with my fussy 2 year old and he will literally go days without eating, his behaviour becomes intolerable as he's so hungry and it appears to become a vicious cycle as the grumpier he is the less likely he is to try the foods. It really isn't simple and people without fussy eaters who think it is should spend time with our little monsters!
    We are on holiday in Spain and the small list of things he will eat has become smaller as he doesn't like the equivalents here! For example he refuses to drink milk or orange juice here, only likes one flavour of fruit purée pouch and the only meat and veg he normally eats is in the form of woolies chicken and veg pouch so obviously he's not eating those here. Some days I want to kill him when he asks for something, you make it then he won't even try it before saying "don't like it". Arghh!!!!!
    Look at information sessions regarding fussy eaters at your local children's centre.
    There's a lot online also
    Scenery helps
    Could be textures also
    How food is presented
    Environment

    Www.raisingkids.org.au or something like that, Google raising kids. Website should come up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemisshappy View Post
    Can I ask - you have done genetic testing on your daughter yes?

    Must be so stressful I know it is in my house.. My boy ha nibbled on bits and pieces today!
    Too busy playing 😳
    You can ask what you like....
    Yes, she had genetic testing and all is good. Thank goodness.
    It's very stressful. Especially today. Tomorrow is a new day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    You can ask what you like....
    Yes, she had genetic testing and all is good. Thank goodness.
    It's very stressful. Especially today. Tomorrow is a new day.
    Good news. We are waiting results - hoping it's ok for our boy.
    Yep I try to take each day as they come!! ☺️

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    Peanut butter on toast or peanut butter sandwiches are pretty much all my 4 year old ate when she was younger, breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    She eats a lot more now, but still loves peanut butter. When they are younger I find it less stressful for me to just give them what I know they will eat. I am different with my older kids, but I do try to make food they will eat. If I am having something I know they do not like (like really hot hot curry) I make them something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemisshappy View Post
    Good news. We are waiting results - hoping it's ok for our boy.
    Yep I try to take each day as they come!! ☺️
    Good luck

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    Good luck with the results

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