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This Week’s Topic: Dealing with a “Picky” Eater.
Fortunately, for the most part my son has been a good eater. We did have a very shaky beginning when it came to breastfeeding, but when we started solids at 7 months, it was love at first bite of avocado. – Okay well maybe not…
But he really was a very good eater. He tried lots of different things. And loved most of them. The things he didn’t like at first we tried several times, put them away and went back to them later.
After Squishy turned 2 the finickiness started to show up. I don’t think of it so much as pickiness, but more of a child showing that he is stubborn, and developing a tastes for certain things.
He has been obsessed with bars since about the same age. He starts every morning with some sort of Nutrigrain or Cliff bar. (We add fruit too). And he has days when he won’t eat ANYTHING at all. Save for 3 things.
- Pouches. – (Think Ella’s Organic or Plum Organic)
Honestly, I couldn’t be more happy with this! Those 3 items have enough calories, protein, and fiber to help sustain him through picky days/weeks. Plus they all travel really well, which means I know I can get some good nutrition in him when we are at Disneyland or the local park!
Just one word of advice (coming from first hand experience of the hubs…) DON’T give your child more than 1-2 per day unless you consult a doctor. Hubs took Squishy home from Disneyland last year while I headed on to Blogher. He ended up substituting the Pediasure like Squishy’s milk… aka he had 4 in a 24 hour period. I think Hubs exact term was Poop-ageddon!
YIKES! Glad I wasn’t home for those diapers! :O
My tip to for your picky eater is to find nutritional valuable food and be okay with them eating it over and over while they are going through the picky stage.
If it seems like something really isn’t right – CONSULT A DOCTOR. Sometimes “pickiness” is a sign of a bigger problem. If your doctor says it’s normal, but you feel like there really is something wrong, go to another doctor.
Mother’s Intuition is real, and amazing. Don’t block your gut, especially when your toddler is blocking theirs!
Next Week’s Topic: Sick Toddlers (What do you always have on hand to deal with the sickies?)
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