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What to do with a picky eater?

My son is being picky with his food and he just turned one. I give him vitamin drops too now.

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Asked by mommylovesu28 at 4:03 PM on Oct. 22, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • You just have to keep trying new foods with him, the more they try something the more likely they are to eat them. Also make sure the vitamin drops are okay with his pediatrician! Just gotta keep trying. Also incorporate what he does eat in new recipes so he will try other things that way.

    Answer by Rebecca727 at 4:25 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • don't let it turn into a game... a lady that i work with can't figure out why her kid won't eat... it's because she chases him around with a fork, and he's entertained by it... then, when after he won't eat his meal, she stresses out because she thinks he's going to starve if he doesn't eat... so she rewards him with yogurt, ice cream... anything that he'll eat..

    feed them their 3 set meals, with 2-3 specific snacks.. no choices. stick to your guns. you eat this, or you wait until our next meal..
    don't let it turn into a game

    Answer by katatrinakay at 6:35 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • Don't sweat it. All kids are picky at this age. They are learning about new food textures and tastes, and developing their own likes and dislikes. They are also at an age when they are demanding independence.

    A one-year old's tummy is very little, and they require frequent meals. If your little one doesn't want his breakfast, for example, make sure you have a healthy snack planned. Don't let them go hungry in hopes that you'll "train" him to not be picky. It was surely backfire. He needs nourishment in order for his brain to go and develop. He needs food so that his little body is energized. Feed every every two hours (up to 6 meals per day).

    Good luck.

    Answer by Fallaya at 8:07 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • mine is picky too- he doesn't like to eat meat or home cooked meals,
    He'll eat mostly dried cranberries, dried apples and bananas and strawberries all dried and cheerios he loves sheerios and he still drinks lots of milk from a bottle, but we get him to eat before his milk. Sometimes I worry about him not wanting to eat but his doc said he's fine on the groth scale as far as weight and height. We are transferring to the sippy cup but I don't know how to do it cold turkey or more gradually. He drinks from sippy cup at preschool at least onece per day but also drinks at least one bottle per day at preschool. any advice on sippys? take bottle away all together and say you drink out of sippy or don't drink?

    Answer by newmom179 at 11:22 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

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