I have been having trouble with my son since he came off babyfood. We have a list of like ten things he will eat and its just not enough. I have noticed over the last few months hes a different kid and I think it has to do with the way he eats! I really need help!
I'm at a total loss. I cant get him to try new things, sending him to bed hungry doesn't work, and if I do get lucky and he try's a new food he hates it! He use to be this fun loving happy kid that seemed so smart. Now hes.... boring, he wants to stay home, hes in pain (Think growing pain), hes not loving, hes so mean and gets mad easy and cant sit still... Anyway, I think there are a few things that are making this happen and one big one is what hes eating, or in better words... What hes not eating.
I would really love to talk to another mom that's in my boat because I haven't met another kid like my son. I have talked to sooo many moms all say the same thing, "Oh my son is so picky to I know how you feel" but really they don't. My son wont eat things like beef, mac n cheese or any kind of noodle at that, chicken nuggets, and the list goes on and on and on. The only veggie I can get him to eat are carrots and that's only if he gets ice cream afterwards which seems to me like its not worth it then....
I did manage to get him off of chocolate milk... He doesn't know, I have been telling him its chocolate milk when really its chocolate almond milk... That seems healthier to me. I know he will eat chicken strips (if they look like the ones from Steak n' Shake) and I'm considering making those for him if I can make them look and taste the way he likes and be baked instead of fried. I want to get him away from processed foods and dyes, but its like EVERYTHING is!
Are there any moms here that have their child on a diet, not to lose weight, but for like ADHD? I think I want to try coping that and see if that helps. Could you tell me what you feed your child?
I'm so sick of what has been going on over the last few years! Anyone who has stayed a day with my son has a completely different look at what "picky" eating really is. Its like nothing I have ever seen and I need a lot of help! : (
Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!