I just dont know what to do anymore. My son is 1 year old and he's already not listening to me. He never eats what i give him. Sometimes i just him him a cookie or anything sweet so that he can have something in his stomach... he just eats cookies and milk .... he has not been wanting to change to his sippy cups either and well he's already 14 months... i guess i dont have the patience. Whenever he does eat his vegetables its because i sing to him or literally make a whole show just for him to take a spoonful. I am so exausted and i have ran out of ideas. It's like he's never hungry and he always wants his bottle.... i give him 3 bottles a day ... 6 ounces... id ont think that's too much....i guess i'm going to have to do waht i was trying to do... give him food until he's really really hungry... so that he'll eat anything... but i just never last doing that... omg.... please god .. give me patience... this kid use to eat anything.... and i make alot of healthy variety and he never wants to eat it ... if he tastes it ... he ends up spitting it out ... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr i'm so pissed off at him.... i even yelled at him and he started crying.... i hate it when he spits out food.......GRRRRrrr what to do!!!! Do all kids go through this/??? and do they eventually start eating everything again??? I'm really desperate...

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Feb. 23, 2008 at 6:12 PM My boys are 14 months, too. They don't like to eat much, either. I just put them in their seats with some food on their tray. I let them eat as much or as little as they want. Sometimes it's hardly anything. I don't think you should give cookies as a substitute, though. He may be doing this because he knows he;'ll end up with a cookie instead of his vegges, kwim? And yelling at him won't help, either. When you have the urge to yell, leave the room. Otherwise, he'll associate yelling with eating, and that's not pleasant for anyone!

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Feb. 23, 2008 at 8:31 PM I agree with scrappin.momma, plus remember babies stomachs are only the size of their fists. My girls both eat well but haven't always, you need to try different things you may not think of, my girls favorite snack is red bell pepper cut into small slices, who would have thought! So try new things, don't be scared, kids like bright colored things and if you eat it they might too. Good luck and hang in there it will get better. Oh and with the sippy cups don't give in I had to just change my youngest over one day, I had her help me throw all the bottles in a bag to give to a needy baby and then started giving her everything in sippy cups she hated it at first but when she learned she wasn't getting anything else she gave in. Good Luck, stay strong!

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Feb. 25, 2008 at 1:36 PM Went through/still going through this... my pediatrician said not to worry about it, set 3 times a day for meals and try your hardest to keep the time the same and then  add 1-2 snacks during the day... don't feed them in between these times if you can help it! This establishes an eating pattern... also try to eat at the table with them, it helps them eat more, they get down when you do & vice versa... She also told me that babies have their own system, they eat till they are full, if they aren't hungry they don't eat... As for the bottles (are you giving formula or milk) if you want to get rid of them walmart has a sippy cup that is similar to a bottle but it is a cup! it is spill proof and has a soft lid and nipple like a bottle, also try to avoid the sweets while he is on his picky eating spurt, offer him snacks like granola(kind of sweet), raisins, crackers, lunchables, ect.. things that are healthy as kids tend to try to fill up on everything else, and as for the veggies-monkey see monkey do or in other words they see you eat it they will try, it may take a few times of putting it on his plate but remember never stop giving it to them otherwise you will end up with my 4 year that swears he doesn't like anything, but the minute you tell him to close his eyes and open his mouth he thinks its the best thing on earth till you tell him what it is! lol! kids they make you want to commit yourself to the looney bin sometimes!! but we still love them with everything we got! GOOD LUCK!

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Jul. 25, 2009 at 1:39 AM

well my little boy is 14 months old now but he started drinking from sippy cups since 9 months old or so...but he didnt like them either and i figured out that it was because i was giving him a sippy cup that he had to suck on it too hard so he didnt like it..finally i found the sippy cups that he liked cause he didnt have to try so hard...kinda like the bottle!  and when he doesnt want to eat the food that i make him..i sit him in his highchair and put the food in his tray...usually he plays with it for a while but ends up eating it anyway!..i trick him...hehe!

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