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it is a battle to feed her food.she only eats a little bit when i have given her little pieces of cooked food .potty training was not hard 4 me this is being harder and harder.plz give me some advise.how dd u do with your child .

I tried so hard to feed her.she is not passing stools as she used 2.
now she iss 20 mths.so i am worried.

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asatyal

Asked by asatyal at 12:18 PM on Jul. 17, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • if you absolutely can't get her to eat, try these: Kid's Essentials. they're shakelike drinks that you should be able to find at walmart or any other grocery store. they're similar to pediasure, and taste great. my SD loves them. we got them when she went through a picky eating phase.
    also, make sure your DD is taking vitamins, too. since there's stuff she needs that she isn't getting when she doesnt eat. (get the gummy kind. the hard, cheable ones are more likely to hace iron, and if she already isnt pooping, that wont help her any)
    good luck! :)
    mama_moonsong

    Answer by mama_moonsong at 12:24 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • First off all, try to back off your child. Trying to force her to eat my make her fight it more. Offer her a mixture of foods. Say a few peices of fuit, a few noodles and a few peices of meat. Offer a fork and then leave her be. Sit down at the table and eat your own food (look like your have fun too) and just ignore your child. If she doesn't eat, put it away and offer again at the next meal or offer a different mix. For snack time. Get yourself a yummy snack she might also enjoy but don't offer it to her. Just sit next to her and say "mommy food is yummy" and keep eating and ignore her. She may be intriged and come beg for a bit. Or she might ignore you,too. That's Ok. At this age, they don't need a whole lot of food. If she doesn't come around as she gets hungry, you may need to do vitamins. ALso, how much does she drink? A lot of kids will fill up on milk and juice then not eat.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • Just offer her a variety of healthy finger foods:
    frozen peas, blueberries and corn
    avocado slices
    pieces of baked sweet potato
    cooked beans and lentils
    tofu cubes
    hummus
    hard boiled egg
    whole wheat noodles
    brown rice
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:55 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

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