Saturday, December 20, 2008

Picky Eaters!

My almost 3 year old, who used to eat everything in sight, is now a very picky eater. At dinner, if it is something he doesn't want, he says "all done" and pushes away the plate. No amount of coaxing will get him to eat. Any suggestions? We have made him stay at the table until everyone is finished and he is not allowed anything else for the rest of the night. I think he is getting more stubborn so that might be part of the problem. Does anyone else struggle with this fun adventure at the dinner table?

1 comment:

Brandy said...

Oh yes, of course..someone told me once that what and when to eat are among the few things that toddlers have control over, so they love to exercise that little power. I don't think there's much that can be done, until they are old enough to bargain with or bribe. Alexa has a very limited list of foods she likes, and if she doesn't recognize the food, she won't eat it. I have heard the best thing to do is keep offering stuff, in fact, supposedly it takes an average of 11 tries before a kid will eat a new food. Also, not to be filling them up with juice or milk between meals. Anyway, endure it, surely it will pass, I hope it will pass, Alexa did eat a chili relleno casserole last night, and that was the first time she's eaten eggs in months and months. She won't eat any bread of any kind (including muffins, or cookies) Please excuse the run-on sentences.