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Picky eater

my daughter is 15 months old and used to eat everything but now she is being SUPER picky! I am used to cooking spicy stuff so i have had to stop that since shes been eating table food and i dont really know how to cook a lot of things without it being spicy so i need some ideas! she will eat chicken nuggets and pizza but i cnt let her live off those i give them to her when shes went a couple days without really eating just because i want her to eat!

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Asked by Alyson_Torres09 at 6:38 PM on Jun. 14, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Baked chicken, roasted veggies, beef, homemade soups, chili, stews, spaghetti, turkey burgers cut up with fries, perogies.....just add more spice to your food afterwords.

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 6:42 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • oh ya & ketchup & ranch sauce to dip food in helps a lot! I always put some on the side...also cut up cucumbers & tomatoes & dip.

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 6:43 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • right now she won't eat anything with noodles, she will take a bite of a burger and thats it, as far as vegetables she will only eat a few and starts spitting them out with a disgusted look on her face, and fruits is like an act of god to get her to eat unless its applesauce???? she is a texture kid and idk what to do I dont want her to starve

    Comment by Alyson_Torres09 (original poster) at 6:47 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • does she like yogurt? cereal with milk? bananas? cheese & crackers together? just keep trying even if you have to mush it up a little. I know its hard but keep trying.

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 6:52 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • she will eat yogurt and cereal and cracker but no cheese or bananas she didnt even like jar bananas! iv tried mushing and chopping it and i get the same reaction its so aggravating!! she drinks like 2-3 sippy cups of milk during the day

    Comment by Alyson_Torres09 (original poster) at 6:57 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • how about sandwiches cut up small with no crust - tuna, ham, chicken etc. so she can take little bites., also oatmeal?

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 7:01 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Make her meal and offer it. Once she eats what she wants of it put it in the fridge. she can try again later. She won't let herself starve.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:48 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • She is getting used to new textures and tastes. It takes a child atleast 12 times of trying a food to know if they really like it or not. Just keep having her try new foods and make sure there are some foods she likes at meals too. Remember that a serving size for a toddler is just a few tablespoons. I do NOT believe in not feeding a child because they don't like a food. I am not saying to make an entire different meal but to have atleast 1 food that she will eat along with those she doesn't like or are new to her.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:20 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Keep feeding her what you eat, maybe a bit less spicy, she's eat when she's hungry.

    Answer by adnilm at 8:27 AM on Jun. 15, 2011

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