Avery's THIRTEEN months now! This boggles my mind. Seriously, we are parents to a toddler...it's a fact! Lately getting my daughter to eat has been a struggle. She went through this one month phase right after her first birthday where she would try everything and anything! She was eating a solid meal 3x a day & she was filling up on good hearty & healthy food. Balanced nutrition & variety is something I yearn for with my child. Yet, Its nearly impossible at this stage. Avery loathes food. She rarely eats & when she does its never something on the food pyramid. I'm not kidding. I've read this is a normal phase for some toddlers, but really??? All but one month of her life she has hated food; surely if you throw a sweet her way she'll eat it, but besides that NO fruits (except oranges), vegetables, or grains float her boat. Well EXCEPT, protein. I'm a protein fein & I think my daughter is one too. Let me list to you the foods she willingly eats: Scrambled eggs, my protein pancake, steel cut oats, peanut butter & cheese. That’s it. I mean thank gosh she will eat these healthy foods, but 5 things is not nearly a normal diet or a variety for that matter. I’m afraid to keep giving her the same foods & create this monster that won’t eat. Going out to eat is a nightmare still; food does not interest her one iota.
Moms, help a mom out!!!
How do I react to this & how doI feed my child. I should state, each meal I do give her what we prepared, but she want’s nothing to do with it. I will also throw out there if you give her anything with the popcorn flavor it will be gone in seconds & she certainly LOVES her milk still. She is getting 4 servings a day. Do I cut her milk back? Do I quit worrying? Do I just have a picky eater? I always thought children were picky because the parent created it. However I’m trying here people, I’m trying to prevent this!!!
Give me the 411 on your child's eating habits, your picky eaters, & your suggestions! I'm up for the challenge. Oh wait, I don't think she can get much pickier!