My 3 year old son never was a big eater at all but he is not the pickiest eater either. He will eat Bananas, Apples, Yogurt, Carrots, Green peppers, Cucumbers, pickles, toast, Cereal, Bread either with Honey or butter, Grilled cheese, chicken, potatoes, egg noodles. He is getting used to trying new foods too.
But when he eats it takes him more than an hr to even finish anything. I used to set him on his Cars table in the living room but found it was making it worse. so every time he eats Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper he is eating at the kitchen table with us or depending on what he is eating by himself. I make supper around 4pm and we usually eat by 4:30pm and he will be eating at the table from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and barley touch anything or even have one thing gone. So i tell him fine he can be done, but when he is asking for a snack he will get his leftovers. He asks for a snack or Pediasure and begs for it, so i make him his left overs and still will not touch it.
and today he didn't eat his lunch at all, so i told him he is in timeout for 3mins and No snack. He did his time out and so when snack time comes i give his friend a snack and we read stories. My son goes my snack my snack, so i told him u don't get a snack because u didn't eat your lunch, so he got mad. So i then said if u want a snack u r getting left over supper from last night which he ends up getting again for supper because i made to much last night. He didn't eat that either. and it was off to nap on an empty stomach.
Now all he had so far is Oranges, and goldfish crackers, 1bite of left over supper, and 2bites of his lunch, and again left over supper from last night which he only will eat like 4bites and say i am full.
Any suggestions on punishing him when he doesn't eat his food like i ask even if i warm it up for him the second time. Should i have not given him his left over supper and just let him go hungry to nap. He prefers to have a liquid diet and fruits more than anything. What do i do?
Answer by elizabr at 6:51 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
Answer by But_Mommie at 7:47 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 2:29 PM on Mar. 31, 2011