Sunday, October 04, 2009

Picky Eater!

Ok, so what happened to my fabulous eater. Peyton who started eating food very early and had no interest in baby food, is now a very picky eater. She would eat anything given to her before. I mean anything. To test this I even gave he some celery at like 9 months and she went to town. BUT this has all changed. She is so hard to feed. If she doesn't think she wants it she will purse her lips together and push it away with her hand. She eats fruit and breakfast stuff well, but other than that she's difficult. She barely eats anything I put in front of her for dinner. The only dinner type things she likes are hotdogs, french fries and green beans. I mean really she is killing me. Please tell me she is going to grow out of this. I'm not cooking anything special for her so some nights she basically just drinks her milk. So frustrating!!!

7 comments:

Susan Wyatt said...

I hear that they won't starve themselves so eventually they'll eat what is given to them. I'll remind myself of that when Jack hits a stage like that.

Do you have any advice on kids sharing a room? What did you guys do to drown out a crier from waking up the sleeper?

Lauren said...

She'll get over it. Brayden isn't picky either and he went through this. You're doing great! Just keep putting the good foods in front of her, she'll get over it eventually. She's not going to starve herself

Dorothy said...

and cut down on her milk around dinner and lunch. give her good healthy food and she will be fine! And good for you DON'T Cook extra or special for her :)

Lyndsey said...

Don't worry...Isabella is still a picky eater. Either she'll give in and eat something or you'll just get over it and she'll eventually outgrow it. Were Taylor and Cameron not picky eates?

Kathy said...

When my brother was little, he would only eat Capt'n Crunch cereal and drink milk in a glass (not on the cereal). He did that for over a year. My mom tried everything...and he would go without eating for over a day. So his pediatrician told my mom to give him that one thing and he would eventually get sick of it. It took a LONG time to happen but eventually he did eat something else. He is still, at 48 yrs old, an extremely picky eater. He is overweight, but he's still picky!

Lee said...

My baby is just a couple of months younger than Peyton and he is the same way. But he has always been picky. I just have to get creative and make the meal more fun sometimes. I find that his pickiness is usually a matter of texture. He still prefers things that are easy to chew. He loves breads and pastas, but has more trouble with certain vegetables. It seems like it just takes more work trying to get variety in his diet! I'm hoping he'll grow out of it, too. Keep us posted on her progress! I'd love some ideas.

Me said...

oh boy, this brings back memories...when we used to to that to my parents, the timer would go on. If we weren't done by the time it went off, we got spanked! I have memories of it being the last minute and the wailing would commence, though usually it worked:-)