My 4 yr old has been this way for sometime now and it's starting to get frustrating, more so for my husband. We don't know what to do, he's threatened not to give her snack and to go to bed w/o eating dinner. She doesn't mind at all and will go to her room w/o eating. Or at times she will request for something different, like a corn dog. Now, if I were to serve rice, corn, chicken and a biscuit...she will only want to eat rice and biscuit. We got her put a piece of chicken in her mouth, but she refuses to eat it. She will NOT eat beef either. I mean the only things she will eat is; mac n' cheese (sometimes w/ weenie), corn dog, cereal, waffles, egg, yogurt, apples, rice, pizza, toast, baked potato, cup of noodles, plain pasta(no sauce or meat) and chicken nuggets. That's pretty much it. She wont touch anything else! We need some advice! I mean, today my husband and I had an argument over her not eating...help!Answer Question
Answer by beckie66 at 12:00 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 12:01 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
We do the "eat what is served or go without." Also they can't have seconds of their favorite stuff (ie the rice and bread) until they try everything on their plate. The # of bites per age works well for veggies and we only put a few bites of meat when they go through these phases. My oldes is and always has been a carb junkie. She LOVES breads, pastas, rice, etc and getting her to eat meat is like pulling teeth but she really needs the protein. So when she was a toddler/preschooler she had to eat her meat before she could get more of her favorite side. She also couldn't care less about going to bed hungry.
After a few days of no dinner she gave in and started eating what was served whether she said she liked it or not (low and behold she liked most of it).
Answer by justanotherjen at 5:58 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 9:57 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by BriceAllisonMom at 1:01 PM on Jul. 26, 2010
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