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How can I make sure my picky 2 year old gets all the nutrients and vitamins he needs?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:07 PM on Apr. 9, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Liquid multivitamin in his juice.
    Laila-May

    Answer by Laila-May at 12:08 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Make his plate of food look colorful. Pretty simple concept.


    Serve foods that are flavorful and colorful

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Flintstones vitamins. All kids love those.

    sunshine06

    Answer by sunshine06 at 12:16 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • i don't know. my son hates the vitamins, and until recently, it was all about chicken nuggets. now he hates chicken nuggets. i gave up a little while ago, and i just put whatever i cook in front of him. if he doesn't eat, he doesn't eat. he'll eat when he's hungry. i used to give him pediasure, but that just made it worse, it would fill him up. one thing he does eat though is oatmeal, so i give him that in the morning, so i know he doesn't starve and it kinda calms my nerves. my son is the pickiest on the planet, he doesn't even like mac and cheese, pizza, hot dogs, corn dogs, grilled cheese, hard candy, chewy candy (only candy he likes is suckers), it's more what he does like that's the shortest list. which is oatmeal. lol oh yeah and fries, but he doesn't get many of those, since they're so not healthy
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 12:23 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Same issue here! My daughter wants no parts of the liquid vitamins. I give her Good Start 2 once or twice a day. About 4 ounces.
    MLM0503

    Answer by MLM0503 at 12:29 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • children eat only when hungry so just keep trying offer milk yogurt smoothies are something my daughter enjoyed, ive put molasses in her milk for extra vitamins fruit and colorful stuff is a good indication of vitamin content. Dont worry my DD was on strike from eating anything but cereal at age three now at four she eats like a horse.
    GINSMUM123

    Answer by GINSMUM123 at 12:43 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Kids Eating Vegetables


    Take control of the situation- a child that is pick, is only that way because the parents have made them that way.


     

    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:11 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • please pardon my typo *picky
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:11 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • gummy vitamins
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:42 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • I used vitamins, and upon talking with my pediatrician one bottle of ensure daily when my son was younger & extremely picky!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

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