This whole "it is just a phase" thing has gone too far for me. It has been well over a year since my son has eaten dinner. He is 2 and will be 3 in March. I think it started around the time we moved and had baby #3, he was about 18-20 months old.
To go more into detail, I only cook 1 dinner meal for everybody and if they don't like it than they go to bed without eating. Sometimes I give in and give him a bowl of cereal and I have even bought the Pediasure SideKicks to help make sure he is getting the protein and vitamins he needs although I don't give them to him all of the time because they are so damn expensive. Sometimes he does eat but it really depends on what it is, he is way too picky. He eats breakfast foods and most lunch foods like peanut butter or grilled cheese sandwiches.Dinner items he will eat are fish sticks, french fries only if from fast food or restaurant, mac n cheese if only in the individual cups, bread, biscuits, grilled cheese, corn dogs, hot dogs and most fruits. Sometimes he will eat chicken nuggets. Occasionally we will make smoothies that have fruits and veggies that he will sometimes drink. Before he used to eat pretty much everything I would cook.
I am really at my wits end on him not eating. I now hate cooking because I know he will just throw it on the floor or scream his freaking head off until I let him down. My oldest, 5 yo, will go along with him and not eat either but she has gotten better where we can at lest get her to try. I don't like him only eating crap food and I am not always into cooking fancy foods.
What am I supposed to do?? Please don't suggest that this is just a phase or he will eat when he is ready because I do not like those answers, it has gone on way too long and he needs to eat.