Picky picky picky!

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TiggersMommy's picture
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Picky picky picky!

All Teagan will eat lately is cheese. I've been offering her everything we eat and she only eats the cheese! She used to be such an adventurous little eater. What gives?! I'm terrified of having a picky eater. I WILL NOT make special meals for my kid. Please tell me this is just a phase that most kids go through and my veggie loving little monkey will soon return!

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Simon is being the same way, but with a little more variety. He will eat his cereal, sweet potatoes, chunks of chicken, mashed potatoes and for some reason, chili. LOL!! He's hating fruit and yogurt lately. He acts like it's all sour!!! Oh, but he ate ice cream last week, but that's not something I want to give him all the time.

I guess he's eating way more variety than Teagan, but he's very picky too. He'll try anything I put infront of him, but generally makes a face and wont eat anymore.

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...and this too shall pass Smile

I say'd it's most certainly a phase and will probably be replaced by a phase even worse LOL!

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Just a phase I'm sure! Aiden decided recently that he doesn't like to eat anything green. He'll eat red grapes, but not green. Zucchini and spinach get immediate thrown the the ground when he used to gobble them up! I just keep giving it to him figuring that eventually he'll change his mind.

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i assume it's a phase, but we havn't gotten there yet. he eats everything i give him

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I'll say phase too. However as they get older, a phase will become a habit if you go along with it. In other words, as long as you keep offering the other stuff, she'll break out of it.

(I say this because I've gotten my 4 year old in an eating rut and I am just as much to blame, if not more so, than her. And now I'm going to have a battle to expand her food variety. I'm learning and hoping not to make the same mistake with #2.)

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"PeanutGirl" wrote:

I'll say phase too. However as they get older, a phase will become a habit if you go along with it. In other words, as long as you keep offering the other stuff, she'll break out of it.

(I say this because I've gotten my 4 year old in an eating rut and I am just as much to blame, if not more so, than her. And now I'm going to have a battle to expand her food variety. I'm learning and hoping not to make the same mistake with #2.)

AMEN TO THAT!!!! I'm learning a lot of the things I did by mistake with DD1 who is almost 13 and correcting that for the two little ones. That first statement is the truest thing I've heard all day!!!

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I'm with ya on that Jenny! I swear #1 taught me everything I should not repeat with #2..lol.

I say phase for sure. There will be so many more to come too.
Just keep offering up all the other stuff and at some point she will be gobbling those down too. Also just thowing this out there cause I've done it with DS1 numerous times. When he gets stuck/obsessed on a certain food (bread comes to mind most recent, like french loaves) I usually stop serving it for a while so that it opens up his opportunities to try the other foods on the menu. It used to take a few a meals of him being stubborn and refusing food before hunger took over and he was open to eat other stuff. The only thing that is a PITA though is it means, for us at least, the whole family has to kiss that food (did I mention I really like bread) good bye for a while as well.

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"jolly11sd" wrote:

I'm with ya on that Jenny! I swear #1 taught me everything I should not repeat with #2..lol.

I say phase for sure. There will be so many more to come too.
Just keep offering up all the other stuff and at some point she will be gobbling those down too. Also just thowing this out there cause I've done it with DS1 numerous times. When he gets stuck/obsessed on a certain food (bread comes to mind most recent, like french loaves) I usually stop serving it for a while so that it opens up his opportunities to try the other foods on the menu. It used to take a few a meals of him being stubborn and refusing food before hunger took over and he was open to eat other stuff. The only thing that is a PITA though is it means, for us at least, the whole family has to kiss that food (did I mention I really like bread) good bye for a while as well.

I've been holding off on just resorting to cheese. Problem is, we eat A LOT of cheese in my house. It is present in pretty much all of our meals. I've been offering everything we eat and it all just ends up on the floor. Good thing I'm not worried about how much she consumes! I actually think she's put on a bit more weight than usual since entering this cheese loving phase.

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Josie and Jonah are both pickier than Hailey...Then Hailey turned picky and Jonah eats everything...haha!

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Sophie seems to be fine w everything we are giving her still; but she very much loves cheese too!! LOL Smile

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Yup nathan is only eating fruits and refusing veggies. He loved all veggies and now wont touch them. I am having to sneak purees in lol. But i have also just kept offering. Im a cheese girl too though so i understand where shes coming from. Wink

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"momW" wrote:

AMEN TO THAT!!!! I'm learning a lot of the things I did by mistake with DD1 who is almost 13 and correcting that for the two little ones. That first statement is the truest thing I've heard all day!!!

me too!!!! I Totally "accidentally" made DS1 a fussy eater. He went through a stage of refusing food he had previously eaten and I made him something I knew he would eat. This time Tobey gets no choice! So now I'm making something for 3 and DS1 gets something different. I will not be doing that again!!

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I've completely held off on cheese the past 2 days and although Teagan hasn't eaten much, at least she's eaten a tad more non-cheese food. She even ate a bunch of my tomato basil soup!

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I'm finding Simon is more willing to eat stuff that he can feed himself lately.

I bought these fruit puff type things and he makes the worst face when he eats them, but he keeps putting them in his mouth if i put them infront of him. LOL!!

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Lucas eats more when i feed him:rolleyes: he is super lazy lol. he will eat a whole container of applesauce or jar off food but if i put something in front of him he picks at it, nibbles it or throws it on the floor

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Ronin loves soup. Soup and yoghurt (and ceral when he gets it) are the few things he will stand to be fed and even then he usually wants to help with the spoon. We are having spinach and ricotta canneloni for tea tonight, that should be a nice mess, I think I will strip him down so he doesn't stain clothes with the sauce.

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"janijanis" wrote:

Lucas eats more when i feed him:rolleyes: he is super lazy lol. he will eat a whole container of applesauce or jar off food but if i put something in front of him he picks at it, nibbles it or throws it on the floor

Yep, this is Tobey..he's super lazy