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When do you cave in?

Anonymous
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I have a very picky toddler. He eats no meat at all. Only cucumbers for veggies. The kid lives on a few staples.
Dh and I are at odds. I'm tired of making a separate meal for him and I don't want my younger kid picking up the same habbits.
So this week I've tried the 'you eat what I make or you go to bed hungry'
Dh sees this as a form of abuse. He doesn't understand why I can't just make him a pb&j so he doesn't go hungry.
How long until you would just give up and feed your kid so that they eat something.
I swear it's a battle of wills from all three sides. I feel of I cave in, I'll be forever making 2 or 3 separate meals every night
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 26, 2017 at 5:57 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 26, 2017 at 5:58 PM

I dont cave in. he'll eat eventually. he's used to gettng something else so give it time.


eta: the ONLY time my kids get something different is if i absoulty know that they hate that meal. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 26, 2017 at 5:59 PM
If he's hungry enough then he will eat what you make.
SommelierMom
by Sapphire Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM
I make one meal. Everyone eats it or they don't.

I'd never make my kid a PB&J. That's more like a dessert than a meal.
ChrissyReznor
by Ruby Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM
My son is the same way. He needs to at least take two bites and if he doesn't like it I will make him something else. Sometimes he will eat it but most of the time he gags and eats something else.
I used to do what you did but his list of foods he would eat kept getting smaller so I made him start trying everything we ate.
LoveAll3306
by Party Specialist on Jan. 26, 2017 at 6:01 PM
I would stick with he needs to eat what the family eats. The day I stopped making my kiddos something "special" was the day they started being more adventurous with food. Now, they eat almost everything.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 26, 2017 at 6:01 PM
I don't even know what he likes it dislikes. Everything is yucky. I feel he should at least put an effort in trying what I make. Of after he tries it, I may be not inclined to cater to him afterwards

Quoting Anonymous 2:

I dont cave in. he'll eat eventually. he's used to gettng something else so give it time.

eta: the ONLY time my kids get something different is if i absoulty know that they hate that meal. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 26, 2017 at 6:01 PM
I just make food everyone likes so that there is no battle or hungry children.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 26, 2017 at 6:04 PM

at his age you need to offer meals many many times before he'll decided if he likes them or not... for me i just noticed the patterns and meals that they always protested instead of a meal that they protested to protest... know what i 'm saying ;)

Quoting Anonymous 1: I don't even know what he likes it dislikes. Everything is yucky. I feel he should at least put an effort in trying what I make. Of after he tries it, I may be not inclined to cater to him afterwards
Quoting Anonymous 2:

I dont cave in. he'll eat eventually. he's used to gettng something else so give it time.


eta: the ONLY time my kids get something different is if i absoulty know that they hate that meal. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 26, 2017 at 6:05 PM
If I did that we would be eating macaroni and cheese or peanut butter sandwiches every meal

Quoting Anonymous 4: I just make food everyone likes so that there is no battle or hungry children.
Zengirl79
by Platinum Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 6:05 PM

Parents are the ones who create picky eaters.  I can't stand kids who only eat chicken nuggets, fried, pizza and pb&j.  

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