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17/10/2013 at 18:11
O was always such a good eater from the moment we started weaning. He would eat everything and enjoy it, I was so pleased as E was a nightmare to feed as a toddler! But now O is becoming increasingly more fussy and eating such a small amount. I am not stressing too much about it atm but I do wonder how he thrives on such a small amount. He's also behaving yukkily (not a word I'm sure) by mushing the food up in his hands, then dropping it on the floor and saying "oh dear". Its quite annoying.
Today he's eaten a tiny bit of toast for brekkie, and some pear. My H then (about 9.30) gave him a biscuit and a kinder choc bar... he's a PITA for letting him eat junk. Of course he ate those. For lunch he wouldn't touch his toast but ate his cheese cubes and more pear and some of those Organix crisps. Just now for tea he's eaten maybe 1/3 of a sausage, a bit of potato and a couple of bits of carrot. His pudding, ice cream and fruit got eaten.
I've never withheld pudding or bribed him to eat his dinner. He's so strong willed it wouldn't work anyway!
Is this normal for his age? Anyone else had similar? Tips or advice would be welcome!
17/10/2013 at 18:18
Yes Isaac is going through a phase like this. One day he will eat absolutely everything in sight, even raising the cupboards and fridge for food. Today he's ate his lunch but point blank refused tea! There was a few nights last week where he just had breakfast. He's just stopped tantruming as I won't give him a treat after tea since he's not eaten anything. He will get a banana before bed but I'm hoping Itl pass soon
17/10/2013 at 19:49
I was so chuffed that Zoe would eat absolutely anything you put in front of her, and was all smug that we were obviously fantastic parents. Then she turned 2 and it all went very wrong. I hate to say it but at 4.5 she is still fussy. She is slightly better but not great. I do remember reading something about their taste buds developing around that age so all of a sudden things taste different to them which can be why they resort to bland foods, ie chicken nuggets, chips etc
17/10/2013 at 20:23
Ah no, don't tell me this fussiness will continue! He's not even that bothered about nuggets/chips type food either really, its like he's just not that fussed anymore! Or he eats the bare minimum to take the hunger away and thats it.
CP does Isaac understand why he's got getting a treat after? I've never withheld pudding or made it out to be a treat, with either of them. He has good understanding but I wonder if he'd get why- I know there would be a lot of tears...
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