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Am I the only one with a child (toddler) whom I have to force to eat veggies? He always ate veggies so well as an infant and into early "toddlerhood" but now the only thing he will eat is carrots and corn on the cob. I don't know what else to do!
Proud Mommy to Jackson (5/1/03) & Isabella (6/16/06)
My dd used to love veggies too until lately. So I just serve something she LOVES with her veggies and tell her she has to take a bite of veggies before she gets a bite of the other stuff. It usually works really well.
My oldest was a great eater until he was about 4. Now it's like pulling teeth to get him to eat almost anything. My DD would rather eat all fruits and veggies. Hopefully my youngest will be somewhere in between
The 7 yr old will eat most beans including green beans, and occasionally corn if its by force. Peas by force as well. Anything else - hell only eat in stews or soups.
He also REFUSES to eat fruit. he was great as an infant, but when he hit toddler-hood, he refuses. MOST children get picky in the toddler stage at some point.
Now - the 2 yr old - holy geez. He eats anything. Fruit, veggies, cucumbers, carrots, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, olives, you name it.
But, considering they are both healthy, I dont worry too much. I sneak veggies in when i can on the 7 yr old. A good trick is to mash up carrots, puree them basically, and then mix them in with Mac & Cheese. Or... blend up mixed veggies to a puree and make a soup with it, adding little pasta shapes. Top with parmesan, and voila.
Its a thick soup, but with enough pasta shapes, theyll never think twice.
But like i said - theyre both healthy. The older one NEVER has gotten sick... he has seasonal allergies thats it. And he has hives from an overactive immune system, so he hasnt had a cold since he was an infant, and never had an ear infection. The one that eats alll the fruits and veggies gets sick ALLLL the time!
My DD (2 yrs old) is so weird, she eats weird stuff like chick peas and 3 bean salad, thank God my mom lives with us b/c she wats that stuff with her. I'm so picky with veggies, corna nd green beans are my extent usually. Colin will eat them sometimes, depending on what I try to give him. Toniught we're trying brocoli, which I never make, and i'm going to melt some cheese on it, I think they'll love it! I am starting to branch ot and buy different kind sof veggies, b/c I grew up on corna nd green beans, and that's all i'll eat, I want my kids to have a wide variety of foods. Now fruits are adifferent story, I haven't found a fruit yet that my son won't eat, and they are obsessed with strawberries and watermelon. I go through 2 pounds of strawberries in like 3 days! DD isn't crazy about bananas, but she'll eat like a half of one. My next attmept for them is honeydew, I think they'll like it...
Hi, saw this and wanted to reply. I have 5 kids-ds-13, dd-12, dd-10,
ds-8 and ds-7 weeks. Ever since my kids were toddlers, they ate salads-including the tomatoes and onions. Should have seen the looks and comments people make in restaurants when they see such small kids eating salads! They will eat a salad when we go out instead of getting a regular meal. Sometimes they sub a salad for the fries!
They also eat spinach, turnips and everything else.
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dustin, amber, ashley, tyler & chase
My oldest, I've always been lucky to get him to eat even ONE pea, ONE kernal of corn, ONE greenbean, etc. My second will eat anything and everything. Even cabbage, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, onions, just about anything. I think it deffinately depends on the kid.
Niki Mommy to three beautiful boys and an angel; April 2001
Anastasia is my 8 year old and she is starting to pick what she likes and doesn't day by day. One day she'll like peas and the next she claims she has always hated them. It is getting so frustrating. I tell her that is what there is. Either eat it or don't.
For some reason she loves lemons. I can't stand to watch her eat them. We'll go to resturants and you should see the faces I get when I ask for a small bowl of wedges.