im tired of always making a "special" meal because he is so picky i've been doing this since he started eating reg food. but he is much older now and i think he should try not eat it whole if he doesnt want to, but he will try mac and cheese and he ate it once liked it then i gave it to him again and he refused it is he really picky or is he just not trying it because he knows eventually i will give him the food he enjoys?all he eats is fish sticks, nuggets, shrimp. 3 gerbers of veggies a day, fruit, pb and j,grilled cheese, more cheese, ham only very crunchy things,any advice thanksAnswer Question
i would just keep introducing new foods to him.
Answer by soonmommyof3 at 2:59 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by micheledo at 3:04 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:29 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by Rebecca727 at 3:50 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Nope, it's not wrong. Children will not starve themselves. They will eat what you serve (eventually).
Answer by legalmommy101 at 4:51 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by mom2mybabes at 5:00 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
I have never made special food for my kids. Once they were able to eat table food I would just cut up or press it through a food mill. They have never been picky, but they have been stubborn and just refused to eat. Our rule is eat what your given or not, your call, but you don't get an option number 2. It will not hurt a child to miss a meal or two. Heck with my oldest son we went 3 days with the same plate for breakast lunch and dinner. I felt like the worlds worst, meanest, "badesr t" mother in the world, but I also know giving in would not do him any favors down the road.
Stick by your guns, keep your cool. Make what your child will eat more often than not, but keep at it with the new things. Make one side dish your child hasn't tried with foods that she/he likes.
Answer by littleredpony at 5:19 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by But_Mommie at 6:58 PM on Aug. 10, 2009