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12/04/2010 at 13:04
Hi my 3 year old son used to be great at eating fruit but over the last few weeks has refused to eat any. I have tried not to make a big deal of it but am finding it increasingly frustrating especially when he says he doesn't like it when i know he does!
Any advice would be fab,thanks. xx
12/04/2010 at 13:42
12/04/2010 at 19:56
I had this with Harry and veg, he has never been a brilliant eater but would eat certain veg, then he wouldnt touch any of it, more recently he has started eating it again, only certain bits but I think the best thing is to keep trying, in a variety of ways and not let him see it stresses you out as sometimes they do it to wind us up I am sure!
SMoothies are a great way as suggested above, Harry likes to peel his own banana and satsuma and htat kind of thing, have you tried the fruit pouches? some like those
12/04/2010 at 20:27
Hi Jayne hope you get this sorted,was going to suggest everything the ladies have already said in their posts,1 other quick idea,try arranging it in a funny face on a plate!
Tom had a bit of phase,and someone told me between 2 and 3 most children do this,goes back to caveman era,when toddlers were dubious of trying anything because of poison berries man used to eat??? Have no idea if that's true,but I didn't stress and luckily Tom has gone back to being a fruit junkie!!! He can still be fussy about other foods-still won't eat butter??? I find that odd-I hate making plain ham sandwiches,they look so un-apertising! Good luck with everything tho! x
12/04/2010 at 20:43
Funny Face on a plate - great idea...
yes I had heard that, that children between that age stop trying new stuff too for that reason... HOpe you and your boys are well
12/04/2010 at 21:23
Have you tried showing him photos etc of how / where the fruit is grown? Or taken him to a market to pick his own fruit to try at home? (Markets are far more interesting than Tescos!!!)
12/04/2010 at 22:02
14/04/2010 at 21:35
my daughter decided she did not like fruit any more, the more i tried to get her to eat it the more she said no. so i decided to get a few bowls and put different friut in each bowl. I did not say anything about the bowls and put them around the front room or where she could reach them and just left them. She went and looked at them then walked away, when she thought i was not looking she started to eat them i did not praise her for eating them as i thought this would stop her from eating them. i now do this every day and 9 times out of ten all the fruit has gone.
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