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16/11/2008 at 18:26
Isabelle has had a poorly tummy for a while and has been off her food which is understanable but for ages now she has being getting picky and its really getting to me. Not that I let her see that!
I don't give her anything other than what we eat,I refuse to cook seperatly for her as I believe we should all eat the same thing.
She will eat puddings/fromage frais etc but only has a few mouthfulls of her main course. Do you think I should not give her any pud if she doesn't eat?I don't want her thinking she can eat nothing,have a tantrum and then get a fromage frais!!But at the same time I don'twant her to be lacking in anything.
She has around a pint of milk a day(that includes on her cereals)which by the way she loves! She will eat her snacks such as grapes and bananas. Its purely mealtimes!we all sit together and eat as a family aswell.
As I write this she is stealing half of Pauls Muiller crunch corner!!
I know all toddlers go through a fussy phase but how long does it last?thats prob like saying how long is a piece of string I know!but she was always such a good eater
16/11/2008 at 18:36
Jacks did this for a few weeks, with his hot meals, so as soon as he decided to stop eating even after one mouthful we got him out of the highchair and finished our meal ignoring him, he slowly realised no good would come of not eating
he was a yogurt monster too and i would let him have extras worried hed starve, hv reasured me hed eat when hungry and he did, never had to get to the stage of stopping milk, because one day he just sat and ate gave him self a clap and got his yogurt atlast...
also a week or two ago he started to ignore his cucumber, pepper and tomatoes etc with his sandwiches, we just kept serving them up, then one day he was at lunch with his cousins and they ate so he did to and has since!
Hope you sort things soon, good luck! xxx
16/11/2008 at 21:01
best thing to do is to not make a fuss and stand your ground. I dont offer pud if tea is not ate but I also dont force the kids to eat everything off the plate as I often dont. As long as they have tried then they get pub.
I never offer something different if they dont eat or try it because they get on to it very quickly. I know you might feel bad. but What your doing is right.
16/11/2008 at 22:27
16/11/2008 at 22:41
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