I am a picky eater. How do I make sure my toddler doesn't pick up this habit?


Asked by Emily_23 at 9:53 PM on Sep. 27, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • We like V8 Fusion juice at breakfast. I do not like regular v8. Also Seinfield's wife has a book out where she has recipes and such where she tells how to cook veggies and fruits into favorite meals, including dessert. I just received it and have yet to try it, but I am looking to.

    Answer by crystaljedi at 10:34 PM on Sep. 27, 2008

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  • Vegetables - can you try to put some cheese on it and melt it?
    Fruits - Gosh, I don't know - my daughter loves fruit and I'm thankful for that. Not even bananas?

    Answer by mommy2avery at 10:38 PM on Sep. 27, 2008

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  • Example is the best teacher:-) Fortunately, for my kids, they had grand parents, a dad, and cousins that were not picky--unlike their mother;-) Mine eat a lot more than I ever have---but example is the best way:-)

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on Sep. 27, 2008

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  • I would make fruit kabobs with dip., or smoothies, or how about vegetabble soup?

    Answer by NewArmyMom2008 at 11:38 PM on Sep. 27, 2008

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  • Experts say you have to offer a food up to 10 times before they'll accept it. Be willing to try new things with your toddler, maybe he'll be willing to try too. My son went through a picky stage, but finally we decided he needed to eat what we ate at dinner time, or no dinner (he's very well fed with 3 meals and 2 snacks a day, so we weren't too worried if he missed 1 meal 1 time) That happened ONE time...ever since then he eats most of what we give him, or at least tries it and in fact is WAY less picky than I am. Just keep offering it...and in the mean time puree veggies and cook them in with the food so he's still getting the nutrients while still offering them in their full form. Trust me, you can't taste a difference!

    Answer by Mom_2_cuties at 1:07 AM on Sep. 28, 2008

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  • Before I was a mom I hated veggies and I mean HATED!! But when i noticed my daughter doing the same thing I started forcing myself to eat it with a smile on my face. Now both her and I are veggie-lover-converts!

    Answer by lilac84 at 11:29 AM on Sep. 28, 2008

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