My 3-yr-old son is SUCH a picky eater. It's gotten to the point where we can't include crackers with a sandwich because he'll only eat the crackers! It's like that with everything. He picks the unhealthiest piece of food with the least amount of nutrition on his plate and eats only that...then wants dessert! Um no! Then the fits! Ugh!
We tried the Pediasure drinks and he hates them because they don't taste like REAL chocolate milk. The problem started at the babysitter's house. She buys sugary juices, gives him snacks and junk food all the time. I talked to her about it and she stopped, but the damage is already done. Now that is all he wants. Veggies? Forget about it. He pukes if we tell him he has to at least try something. He will eat fruits, but not if there is another option on the plate. He throws a fit if his snack is fruit and cheese instead of crackers, chips and fruit snacks.
He is 27 lbs at 3 yr's old and the doctor said it's okay...he's just a little guy. But sometimes he has discoloration under his eyes and I start thinking the worst...is it from malnutrition? Dr says everything is fine though. He does eat a good amount and he has LOTS of energy, but he'll only eat specific foods. I have started shopping for the things he likes, but the healthiest versions of those foods. He takes vitamins daily. Any advice on how to "sneak" in some nutrition would be SO appreciated?
Answer by madamekatekate at 12:57 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by letstalk747 at 4:58 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by coffeeyum at 5:07 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
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