Whenever I feel like I'm failing dd or stress about her fussiness I read the food chapter from "robin barker's the mighty toddler" book. I find it very reassuring in that dd's behaviour surrounding food is normal
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07-07-2014 08:58 #61
07-07-2014 09:10 #62
-breakfast has always been a battle, he will never sit and eat so he has it wandering, I make some toast and put it on a table and he comes and gets some when he wants it, then he might have some cheese or yogurt
- for lunch I started giving him a selection plate with about 5 different things 3 that he likes and 2 that are new or something I'm repeatedly putting on there in hopes that one day he'll try it. I tried to find things that where similar in texture to other things he would eat. He likes crunchy things so I tried to give more of those.
-Dinner was a nightmare. I gave up making something special and started giving toddler versions of what our meal was. Also only give about half the amount you think they should have. Toddlers stomachs are only the size of their fist and that is pretty small. We tend to think they need more than they do. This took a long while to work but I stuck with it and now he has at least some. If he won't try something I try and get him to at least touch it, then smell it, then kiss it. I also found his currency which is chocolate, cake or ice cream. If he eats enough he can have one of these things. I have a stash of those furry friends chocolates, some mini rollette cakes and ice cream. Now that he is older I can say if you have 2 more spoonfuls or eat some carrots etc you can have ..... . This has really worked for me but only since he seemed to understand the reasoning which was around 2.5yrs. Also if I separate some on the plate from the rest and say "just eat this much" he usually will. I think it is less daunting then the whole plate, even though I never put much on the plate to start with. If all this fails and he won't eat anything then I offer a vegemite sandwich or a yogurt. If he doesn't want that then it's nothing.
07-07-2014 10:12 #63
But I would suggest just putting steamed veg or a piece of fruit in front of her once a day.
I do this consistently with my dd... It took six months of doing it with a strawberry and now she will eat one. Only one but it's a win. I do this with steamed carrots. She has yet to even touch it.
My dd likes macaroni cheese too. I'm planning on maKing some today with with cauliflower hidden in it.
Hope you don't mind me suggesting ideas.
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07-07-2014 10:50 #64
I've tried the hidden cauliflower in the mac and cheese a few times but she just knows lol.
I try to give her either cucumber or carrot or capsicum daily with her dinner on the side. At one stage she tried the cucumber and I was so excited where it went promptly on the floor and she hasn't touch it since.
Ive read give peas a chance and trying all the tricks but it's very slow going and going backwards it feels like.
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 07-07-2014 at 10:53.
07-07-2014 10:58 #65
I hear you. One day they try something. This next disaster.
I haven't given DD cauliflower hidden in Mac n cheese yet. Tonight will tell!!
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07-07-2014 11:19 #66
Give peas a chance is a great book. It's what got me through the really tough times. But it doesn't happen overnight as anyone with a truly fussy eater will attest to. Hang in there, I thought there was no light at the end of the tunnel but it turns out it's just a very long long tunnel and I'm just starting to see a tiny bit of a glow, you will too.
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07-07-2014 12:16 #67
This has been good to read and can relate to these posts. My little boy is 15 months and was a really good eater before teething and weaning himself from breastfeeding... he also goes through phases with foods.
His current favourites are homemade sausage rolls... with beef mince, grated zucchini, carrot, mashed potato and baby spinach. So I know he at least get veggies and meat when eating them, also carrot and zucchini muffins and hummus and crackers..
Otherwise breakfast is always consistant (Wholemeal toast with cream cheese & vegemite or raisin toast and yoghurt) and anything happens after that..
He will not touch pasta, rice, sauces etc only food on a spoon is yoghurt, custard, fruit puree and porridge. . Which is probably my biggest frustation because it limits alot of things he will eat.
07-07-2014 13:19 #68
She got frustrated with rice as she was always dropping it.
She still makes an absolute mess and doesn't get much in but I'm excited for the spoon.
So it'll happen eventually for you too
I'm excited to try soup and jelly now
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 07-07-2014 at 13:26.
07-07-2014 13:30 #69
He uses the spoon himself for his yoghurt in the morning and does a pretty good job... his just not interested in other sloppy textured foods at all and if I try he shuts his mouth and be tricked... he has gone off zucchini slice which he used to love.. now he squishes his finger in it when given to him... they are learning so much all the time.. its just hard (like others have said) to see other kids eating so well... although every child is different.. and while mime may not eat like my friends he sleeps where theirs dont..
07-07-2014 14:20 #70
My middle girl has always been a lot better than him, but still fussy. A lot of the typical things kids eat she won't eat, anything like porridge, wheet bix... anything with a slightly mushy texture, and if she doesn't like the look of it she won't try it, and if you try to make her she will gag until she spews! So yeah. No point trying to make her try something she doesn't like the look of.
My littlest is a great little eater in comparison to my older two, and they were so bad that he's a dream in comparison, but still comparing him to other kids his age, he can be a little fussy. He doesn't like things like things like toast and honey, really basic stuff that all kids eat... and he doesn't like to take bites out of things, he likes me to break bite size bits off for him so he can just shove it in his mouth, chew and swallow. Haha. Oh well.
Hayden is definitely improving a LOT so hoping my other 2 will as well, but he was the worst of the 3 anyway, so life is a bit easier now he's improved
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