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post #11 of 15 Old 12-30-2012, 08:39 PM
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Cheese. i have a 20 month old that only weighs a topping twenty pounds. but to get her to eat stuff i add cheese. her all time favorite is homemade macaroni and cheese with broccoli cauliflower and carrots. she is meat eater mainly. she will eat chicken liver, salmon, shrimp, whatever but with veggies she has to have cheese.

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post #12 of 15 Old 12-30-2012, 09:04 PM
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Thanks for all the tips

I know the biggest problem is his eating habits, he is SO stubborn! Tonight for instance I made salmon, rice and broccoli, I knew he probably wouldn't eat the salmon, but I put it on his plate without saying anything. "I don't like that, this isn't good, I'm not eating it" I just say ok, but you have to sit here then. He literally sat there over an hour and refused to eat! The kid cannot live on chicken nuggets as much as he would love to and his father would be content to allow him(since it's easy). I'm tired of always being the bad guy and I hate that he went to bed i without eating but if he keeps getting nuggets in the end, then he will always just not eat and hold out for his dad to cave in.

Anyone have suggestions for picky eaters?
He does get daily vitamins(hero national yummi gummies) but that is not a substitute for not eating real food
I tell mine, you don't have to eat it but you do need to TRY it. So if they try one absolutely teeny morsel, that's fine. If they don't want to eat, that's fine too, your plate goes on the kitchen counter and if we are all eating together, you sit with us until we are done otherwise you are free to go.

If they are hungry later, they can have all the veggies they want and fruit in reasonable quantities (REAL fruit, not sugary canned stuff). Anything else gets the, "I'm sorry, you didn't eat your dinner, so you must not be hungry". The dog gets their food after they are in bed. I don't want them watching that nor will I re-serve meals that were untouched (unless kid specifically asks me to save their food. Mine will do that if they like it but were too full to eat it all).

Mine are now 9 and 11 and eat almost anything. The 9yd old will not eat steak. Flat out, absolutely not going to eat it. Neither will eat Sushi. Since they will eat everything else, I don't fight them on it, especially since there are things I won't eat too! I just make sure we have leftovers of something else for them and hey, more yummy home-raised, grass-fed steak for me!
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Originally Posted by toosexy4myspotz View Post
Cheese. i have a 20 month old that only weighs a topping twenty pounds. but to get her to eat stuff i add cheese. her all time favorite is homemade macaroni and cheese with broccoli cauliflower and carrots. she is meat eater mainly. she will eat chicken liver, salmon, shrimp, whatever but with veggies she has to have cheese.
I can sometimes bribe him to eat by either putting parmesan cheese or BBQ sauce, but even that doesn't always work. He goes through phases, sometimes he will eat really well for weeks and then all of a sudden he won't even eat his favorites
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post #14 of 15 Old 12-30-2012, 09:22 PM
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My mom had the two bite rule. I didn't have to eat it, or like it, but I had to take two bites. Even if I just had it yesterday and I didn't like it, I had to eat two bites anyways.

She did the' no dinner later' thing, too. Dinner was dinner - if I didn't eat it, and was hungry later, I could have my dinner reheated for me. It lead to me eating almost everything nowadays, and I like most foods I didn't when I was young.
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On the reserving... We done it and our doctors actually recommended it. If my kids don't want to eat the plate gets covered put in the fridge and served at the next meal and then next until they eat. Since doing that I don't have problems with them not eating. Complaining they don't like it? Yes, but they DO eat it.
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