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!
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.
...and this too shall pass
I say'd it's most certainly a phase and will probably be replaced by a phase even worse LOL!
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.
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.)
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.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)