My daughter is a very picky eater I cook all the time and make her a plate and she will not touch it she litterally has a diet of about 10 different food items people tell me to not give her anything else to eat until she eats whats given to her first she wont let herself starve but I always give in because I dont like her to be hungry any suggestionsAnswer Question
Stop catering to her. Fix her some food, put it on a plate. Put in in front of her. If she does not eat it. Take it away and tell her. "You either eat what I put in front of you or you do not eat at all. Between meals do not give her anything but water. She will eat,
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My ODS used to eat everything, but once he turned 3, became a very picky eater. One thing we do, give the foods fun names. We now make frisbee eggs or amazon eggs for him and various dips. We don't force him to eat anything, but make sure to cook something he likes that the rest of us are eating as well. I've read it's just being 3, you child understanding that they actually like and dislike things. Of all the battles you'll have with your child, I personally don't make this a battle. i would just make sure there is something you know they will like on their plate and encourage them to try other foods. Then there is no need to stress! I hate the advice of letting your kid starve because you need to been in ultimate control. There will be bigger, more important battles in the future, why make this one a battle!
Answer by nwdeserangel at 12:43 PM on Apr. 18, 2010
I feel your pain! My son had a serious issue with eating and many of those issues due to some medical situations. He had yeast in his stomach and throat, asthma, ear aches, and now his tonsils may be the ultimate culprit. But regardless of the reasons....he was a "picky" eater. He had four things and it was hard! It still is. Only recently has this come to a point of break through. First, it is not so easy to anyone who says stop catering to your child. In my child's case he really wouldn't eat even when hungry because his fear of choking and he truly felt he was choking. Many children do not like the texture of foods and can be sensitive to the smells. What helped us with the food is another issue that was more of a problem. Because of his diet my three year old is now constipated. So we are in some heavy duty recovery from a serious blockage.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:00 PM on Apr. 18, 2010
Something had to change or he was risking surgery and life long issues with his bowels. Not to mention risking the set up for an eating disorder. My son's doctor was fantastic and I am lucky to have some supportive coworkers who work in the medical field. Having cheer leaders support you is a BIG help. First, we put fiber in just about everything. Then making sure he got all his vitamins. We introduce some things he does like (one or two items) with our meal on his plate as well. At first he did go to bed hungry. Just know it is our job to provide their job to eat. He did have tantrums, he did cry, he did have some ruff times. He was also begging me for his comfort foods. I hid all his comfort foods. I always left available left over items from his meal in case he wanted to try it. So far he has done spegetti (twice but decided against it), chicken (which he NEVER did before) and some bread (doesn't do usually
Answer by frogdawg at 11:06 PM on Apr. 18, 2010
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