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He's becoming a picky eater....

My 13 month old used to eat noodles ...now since 11 1/2 months (he's 13 months) he wont eat anything with a noodle in it no matter what else it has with it...he would eat spaghettios still but now he wont even eat those...we eat ALOT of noodles around here whether it be hamburger helpers....alfredo...mac n cheese...and casseroles...but he wont eat them. Is this a phase? Will he get through it? I need him to eat noodles bc I dont want to make things just for him when we eat noodles and cater to his bad habit. Any ideas on how to get him to eat them? Should i just feed them to him if he doesnt eat it then he misses that meal? HELP!!! btw he's doing the same things will all fruits and veggies ...the only ones he'll eat are apples and carrots

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howardsmom

Asked by howardsmom at 7:27 PM on Sep. 21, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Kids tend to eat what their bodies need. It's a phase and he will grow out of it...we just went thru a meat boycott. There was a time around 18 months when she would only eat Vienna Sausages.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 7:29 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • just keep offering him what you have made and dont make him anything else. he's not gonna starve. and he'll learn to be appreciative of what you decide to make. AND it might be a good idea to let him choose some of the things that he wants for dinner.
    take down a box of mac&cheese and a package of spaghetti noodles and ask "which one do you want?"
    it may also help if you let him help you cook dinner. hold him up and let him pour the noodles in. occasionally let him stir it. etc etc.

    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 7:37 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Don't cater to him. Put dinner in front of him and if he eats, fine....if not, then he can eat at the next meal.

    He's probably sick of pasta, to be honest.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • he didnt eat it enough to be sick of it
    howardsmom

    Answer by howardsmom at 8:44 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

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