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He won't eat anything good.

My 12 month old son won't eat any fruits or veggies or anything in the least bit slimy. It's not because he doesn't like the taste, he doesn't like the texture. He only eats soft, dry foods like bread, pancakces, potatoes, etc. How can I make sure he's still getting the right nutrition or does anyone have any secret tricks for hiding foods with weird textures?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Sep. 5, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Try some of the dried fruits. Trail mixes, apple chips are good too.

    Answer by MommyTurtle1985 at 2:31 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • have you tried giving him things like apple, banana or blueberry pancakes or zucchini bread. Both my kids loved frozen peas and corn at that age. I would just give them a handful right out of the bag (still frozen). ALso maybe try veggie booty if you can find it where you are.

    Answer by mummy22kids at 2:35 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • ooh mummy that's a good idea! we went out to a soup & salad buffet last night and he wouldn't touch anything on his plat but he did eat the apple bran muffin lol. I should try your idea!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:42 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Well, he still like bread, pancakes which are good stuff. Just try to make those bread, pancakes with carrot juice, apple sauce, bananas etc... So do you feed him cearels?

    Answer by ocsosomom at 2:43 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • He will eat cheerios....that's about all the cereal I offer him. He won't eat the baby cereal or oatmeal anymore.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:49 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • take something slimy, like avacado or banana ........ grind up cheerios or graham crackers into a FINE FINE FINE mix. then do like shake and bake style in a baggie.... so it's coated and has a light texture. its easier to pick up and wont be so slimy or mushy

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:54 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • give him v8 splash juice mixed with water so while you are trying to figure things out he is at least getting the servings of fruits and veggies :)

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 2:57 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Your son may have tactile sensitivity issues that go beyond food. Occupational therapy can help. the therapist can evaluate your son and make recommendations about foods and how you feed him. Without therapy a child can have developmental and other problems.

    My son's tactile issues were so bad he stopped gaining weight at around a year. He only wanted to nurse and it just wasn't enough. He had to be hospitalized where he was diagnosed with tactile sensitivity. I had to feed him with my fingers and then with a special spoon. The therapist and I would 'brush' his skin with a special brush and there were other things the therapist did.

    My son is now 21. He still has food sensitivities. He doesn't drink soda. He likes the flavor of onions but not the feel. There are few vegies he likes. However, he did grow to be 6'2"!

    Answer by GailllAZ at 3:02 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • My oldest son won't touch veggies, except salads. I give him V8Fusion. My other 2 sons will eat everything i give them. I have also mixed squash into pancake mix before and he suprisingly ate it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:09 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

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