I have posted on here before about my dd being a fussy eater and people have given suggestions on how to sneak veggies into homemade pizza etc. However, she is 2 now and is refusing to eat dinner. She eats breakfast and lunch, but when it comes to dinner she won't eat. I have tried to bribe her with dessert, but she just gets upset, doesn't eat, and it ends her being hungry with no dessert and in tears. I have tried to put one familiar item such as noodles on the plate, in addition to what we are also having. She will only eat the item that she likes, noodles, and won't try the new foods.
My question is this... am I asking too much of her to eat dinner each night? I just want her to try a bite or two of what we are eating. I know I can get her to eat each night if I give her foods she likes, but I want her to start eating foods that we eat too... not just nuggets, pasta, mac/cheese, pizza, etc.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:24 PM on May. 31, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by tnm786 at 9:28 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by NannyB. at 9:29 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by MommyYeoman at 10:02 PM on May. 31, 2011
With my son we offer one meal... he gets what we are having on his plate with no special accommodations... and he can choose to eat or not. If he chooses not to eat at least half of what is on his plate (which usually isn't very much to start with) then he doesn't not get a snack or dessert later. We will put his meal in the fridge if he's a poor eater... if he complains later that he's hungry we will re-heat it once... if he doesn't want it at that time we throw it away.
I'd say for the most part my son is a really good eater because we don't allow him to be picky. He of coarse has a few foods he doesn't care for but he'll eat most things because he knows he doesn't have another option coming if he chooses not to eat.
Answer by AmiJanell at 1:42 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
Answer by Sweetpea78c at 4:05 PM on Jun. 1, 2011