My DS is 6. He is so picky. I can't get him to try anything new. His diet is so limited. For the last two nights he has eaten a pb&j. Lunch too. For dinner before that it was cheese pizza. He completely flips out when we even suggest he eat something else or something new. I just don't know what to do! His diet is so limited to just a few things he will eat. None of which are great for him. Mac & cheese on occasion (most of the time he won't eat it), waffles, pancakes, bacon (which I don't give hardly ever), pb&j, cheese or pepperoni pizza, chicken nuggets, doesn't care for fries, yogurt. I give him a multi-vitamin daily and vitamin c.
Has anyone dealt with this and were able to convert your child?
Ok I guess I should have been more specific. He will eat more than pb&j and pizza. He eats: pizza, nuggets and fries, waffles, pancakes, bacon, tacos with meat, cheese, sour cream, cheese quesadillas, pb&j, pb and honey, pb and Nutella, homemade chili in a hot dog bun, cereal, yogurt, cheese sticks, eggs, grits, mac and cheese... It is so frustrating. He will not eat any fruits or veggies. I think we have probably created this situation. It got to the point that it was easier to just let him eat what he would eat than to argue about it every night. He tells me he will eat good foods that are good for him when he gets older, like 10.
He stayed with my mom until he started school and she tended to humor him and his picky eating. When we talk about him trying new foods now he says, "I'm picky, I don't like to try good foods!" I have only tried the you eat what we eat theory a couple of times and not consistently because I felt so bad making him go to bed hungry. He will eat any junk food you give him.