My daughter is 19 months old and she barely eats. She drinks milk, but she will either reject any food I give to her or gag it back out if she does eat it. Sometimes she does eat, but she has just been super picky for the last few days. I have talked to her doctor and she told me that it is normal for kids to get picky with foods and to say no around her age, but it still bothers me. Did/does anyones else's children do this? It is so frustrating and I do not know what to do.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:42 AM on Nov. 20, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)
MY DAUGHTER WAS THE SAME WAY DON'T WORRY SHE WILL KNOW WHEN SHE IS HUNGERY IT'S OK YOU SHOULD NEVER FORCE HER TO EAT THAT WOULD TURN INTO BAD EATING HABBITS ! BUT YOU CAN TRY SOME FOODS SHE MAY LIKE AND JUST LET HER EAT THAT FOR A TIME THERE WAS A TIME MINE WOULD ONLY EAT CEREAL OR ONLY GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES ! SHE WILL PHASE OUT SOON !!
Answer by Anonymous at 5:30 AM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by frogdawg at 8:13 AM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 AM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by drowninginboys at 9:45 AM on Nov. 20, 2008
My #4 child started being a very picky eater about this age. He is now 6 years old! It is a pain in my behind, he too to this very day gags if he tries something and doesn't like it. Just the fact that he at least tried something new was a huge step! (he wasn't picky at all at first!) I put him on Pediasure, put him on children probiotics, and made sure what he did eat was protein (he hates meat though) - fresh veggies - and fresh fruit. Fiber snacks with nutritious value. You just have to keep offering new things and make sure what she does eat is food of value and substance, supplement with a good childrens vitamin, probiotics and the Pediasure. Make sure she gets enough protein and fiber. My son wouldn't eat fish sticks, so I started calling them chicken sticks and he loves them, so go figure, it is a tricky thing, but proper nutrition is key.
Answer by blessed5x at 10:29 AM on Nov. 20, 2008