Hi all. I am having real trouble with DS 11 months and his eating. He won;t eat cereal for breakfast, usually has toast ( and the last few days that has been a no go so I have given him fruit.. mandarine, strawberries, pear etc) and doesn't eat a great deal for dinner. I have tried feeding him from a spoon... I have tried letting him feed himself.. he just throws the food onto the floor. The only thing he will eat with any real certainty is fruit. Vege's at dinner time is a joke. I am trying to get him used to eating dinner at the table with us, but I find that with all of the distraction it's just a nightmare ( I have 2 older children 15 and 12), but he still doesn;t eat much if I feed him before we eat. He loves pasta, but surely he can't live on pasta and fruit. HE is also still waking for a night feed, and I am wondering the amount he eats might be the reason for it, he is still having 4x 200 mls bottles/ 24 hrs. Any advice, words of encouragement, reassurance would be appreciated..lol.
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28-06-2012 09:16 #1
Last edited by liddia; 28-06-2012 at 09:21.
28-06-2012 09:21 #2
How old is he ?
28-06-2012 09:26 #3
Hes 11 months
28-06-2012 09:30 #4
Hmmm my kids have always liked fruit better than veggies.
You said he likes pasta, could you make spag bol with lots of veggies ?
28-06-2012 09:41 #5
Hi, I've tried being sneaky with the pasta, even using vege puree as a sauce for it, tasted pretty good to me..lol. He normally doesn't like spag bol, I think it's the mince he doesn't like. I might give it another shot though, I think with more of a napolitana sauce however. He seems to love spinach and ricotta cannelloni. He also isn't real big on any meat, which concerns me a little. I thought that he would really take to feeding himself, as he likes to pick up the pasta spirals, feeds himself the pieces of fruit, even feeds himself some yoghurt from a spoon, but if i put pieces of vege in front of him, or load a spoon with them he looks at me as if I've lost my mind and throws it :|. AS far as cereal goes, I have bought him those mini weetbix things with the fruit inside, soaked them in milk so he could pick them up and feed himself but nope... I even went with nutri-grain.. same deal. I have never had a picky eater before. I'm not sure how to handle it
28-06-2012 09:47 #6
Oh liddia can I please subscribe I am going through the exact same thing with 11 month old dd!
28-06-2012 09:50 #7
Hi Loco go ahead hon... I feel for anyone with a picky eater
28-06-2012 09:58 #8
Both mine were really picky eaters but they're 9 and 6 now so I can't really remember what I did lol.
I think I just let them have whatever they'd eat (within reason) and just keep offering foods. Also maybe try cutting down his milk. If he's hungry he'll eat. I feel for you op, having a picky eater is tough.
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28-06-2012 10:09 #9
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28-06-2012 10:15 #10
Yep Loco, I have cooked many a baby appropriate meal in the slow cooker thinking he would like it..lol.. but I was wrong! If he likes something one day there's not even a guarantee he's gonna like it the next. Lunch is usually the best meal for us.. he'll generally have a sandwich, or grilled cheese and avo on toast etc and a piece of fruit, and a cheese stick. Maybe I should try the dinner food at lunch and give him the sandwich at dinner. My control freak nature screams that that is not how it is done though..lol.
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