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!
at 1:07 AM on Sep. 28, 2008