I have never catered to what my children wanted to eat. If I did that then I would be in the kitchen 24 hours a day. My kids started eating what me and my husband were eating when they were about 10 to 12 months old. First it started out with real tiny bites (meats, breads, pasta) and mushed up food (carrots, peas, potatoes, etc). They got the concept of chewing really fast and soon were getting their own little plates and bowls of the meal that I fixed. I never bought the pre-made meals (Gerber Graduates or frozen dinners) - something about them, I dunno, they looked gross. I know the Gerber Graduates have no taste to them what-so-ever.
I don't provide snacks that are not healthy either, so if one of my kids chooses to eat a snack, I know that they are still getting something healthy.
Your DDs eating habits directly reflect yours. If you start eating healther and show her it's good, then she'll want to do it too.
at 7:31 PM on Apr. 24, 2009