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Should a two year old be given Entrnmann's little bites fudge brownies daily in lieu of a meal? He is not a good eater; therefore, his parents give him these daily, sometimes, twice just to have food

His diet consists of Mac & cheese, grilled cheese, grapes, oj, hot dogs,and once or twice a week Macdonalds French fries & apples. His doc says this is normal for toddlers and most are picky eaters.

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Helpwanted11

Asked by Helpwanted11 at 12:57 PM on Oct. 13, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • If he isn't your child, then MYOB. If his doctor isn't worried, then you shouldn't be.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:00 PM on Oct. 13, 2013

  • Well QuinnMae...in fact he is and I thought this a website for helping people but if this the kind of help or answer I should expect when I am desperate, I am done with it!
    Helpwanted11

    Comment by Helpwanted11 (original poster) at 1:07 PM on Oct. 13, 2013

  • This child sound like he is not your child? Not your concern.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 1:08 PM on Oct. 13, 2013

  • Hey, the way you worded your question, does not sound like you are talking about your child.
    No this is not a good diet for a toddler, I would be trying to introduce new foods, you are reinforcing him not eating, because he knows he will get the brownie if he doesn't eat. I would rather have brownies that carrots too.
    Keep it up with the fruit, and try incorporating veggies in the mac and cheese.
    You could make the mac and cheese from whole grain pasta, and add cauliflower puree to it.
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 1:11 PM on Oct. 13, 2013

  • So you always refer to yourself as 'his parents' and you give him brownies for meals? If you don't like what you are feeding him, then change it. The way you posted your question makes it sound like you are standing from the outside and judging what he eats. If you buy the groceries, then you are in control over what kind of food comes into the house. Stop buying McDonalds and find some kind of frozen chicken breast meat nuggets for him to eat. Buy and cut your own apples for him to eat (they not only taste better but they don't have chemicals to preserve them). Give him some kind of yogurt to dip the apples in if he doesn't like them plain.


    I have a picky eater too, but you have to find a healthy compromise and remember that YOU are in control over what foods you offer.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:12 PM on Oct. 13, 2013

  •  his parents give him these daily


    This is referring that you are not his parent. If you are his parent and you are concerned about what he eats then change what you offer him. 

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 1:13 PM on Oct. 13, 2013

  • ^^ STOP with the common sense already!
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:14 PM on Oct. 13, 2013

  • Do you really have to ask the question? Of COURSE this isn't a good choice!

    If this is your child, FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR TODAY. If it's not your child, sadly there's not much you can do. You could call child protective services.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:15 PM on Oct. 13, 2013

  • Honestly, no. Picky eaters should be offered healthy foods. A child will not starve him/herself. They will eventually learn to eat what they are given. It is our job to train them to have healthy eating habits, not to enable unhealthy ones.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 1:19 PM on Oct. 13, 2013

  • Nope and if you can figure out why he doesn't eat well, I will tell you.

    This is like Pavlov's dog in a way. He refuses to eat and the REWARDING him with a treat.
    Bad practice and the will regret it in the near future.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:25 PM on Oct. 13, 2013

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