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Is it normal for a 15 mo old to not want to eat real meat and veggies but baby meat and veggies only?

My son won't eat real meat and veggies...won't even let them near his lips! He will eat stage 2 meats and veggies though. He eats other foods ie., toast and PB, bananas, cheerios, goldfish, etc.

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Asked by jm262 at 5:13 PM on Apr. 13, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • it's normal kids that age are picky eaters, they may "hate" something one week and the next week love it, just wait a few weeks and reintroduce the foods to him.

    Answer by WhatevaItTakes at 5:35 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Do you spice or flavor the meat and veggies? Babies and I would guess toddlers have a really sensitive sense of taste, and baby/toddler foods are made without salts and spices and stuff that we big people enjoy...AND mixed with water, which further dilutes the flavor. Maybe the real deal is just too flavorful for him right now. I don't see any harm in him continuing to eat what you are currently giving him, as long as he's eating. But if you are worried about the extra cost, you could try making his separate without flavorings added and mash/puree it up a little bit so the texture is more familiar. Work your way up from there.

    Answer by ErinHill226 at 6:29 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • My daughter was that way.. finally we realized she'd eat anything and everything if it was put in pasta... then little by little she stopped caring about the textures so much. Now she's 22 months and she eats everything (as long as it's not spicy), isn't picky at all. But we still give her some veggie purees sometimes if we don't have another vegetable on hand, and she'll still eat them as though she were eating pudding. It's not a bad thing that your child likes those... he's getting the nutrition he needs from them (some kids who refuse baby food are still picky about the table food, and that gets difficult...)

    Answer by EmilySusan at 9:56 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

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