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My son likes nothing....he survives on hot dogs, milk and goldfish crackers. So a few weeks ago we thought it would be a good idea to give him some peanut butter for the first time. "I DONT LIKE IT". He's so picky. Any recommendations.

OLD MAN YELLS AT SHOUT RAP (chrisv2010), Tuesday, 8 March 2011 19:20 (ten years ago) link

Are you and your wife adventurous eaters? Does he pick up on pickiness from you?

WmC, Tuesday, 8 March 2011 19:37 (ten years ago) link

I noticed a funny trend - following the introduction of solid food, my daughter went for roughly a full 2 years eating more or less anything we put in front of her. Then as she neared her 3rd bday her tastes started to narrow dramatically. stuff she once liked she will no longer eat. she is very suspicious of things she doesn't recognize, won't try new food, etc. She has reduced her menu down to a handful of items, and will brook no substitutes. It's frustrating, and we still manage to sneak things in here and there in muffins or otherwise campflauged, but in a lot of ways this just seems like a toddler phase they have to go through. Like it's largely about control and them asserting themselves. My guess is she'll grow out of it.

You hurt me deeply. You hurt me deeply in my heart. (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 March 2011 19:38 (ten years ago) link

Give him a multivitamin every day, tell him "sux to be you, my dinner is better!" and don't stress too much, and he'll come around eventually.

Our daughter was hilarious in her capriciousness. If I steamed some broccoli, I'd ask her "so do you like treetops this week or hate them?"

WmC, Tuesday, 8 March 2011 19:43 (ten years ago) link

he takes his "VITA MAN" daily, and is in good health.

Wife and I like lots and lots of foods, not very picky at all.

OLD MAN YELLS AT SHOUT RAP (chrisv2010), Tuesday, 8 March 2011 20:03 (ten years ago) link

Sounds like it's a control/self-assertiveness thing then, i.o.w. Shakey OTM.

WmC, Tuesday, 8 March 2011 20:10 (ten years ago) link

I have a very specific memory of being pretty little and being in a grocery store with my mom, and her saying she was going to get apple sauce, which I had always eaten, and me deciding I didn't like apple sauce and wouldn't eat it. I have no idea why.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 8 March 2011 20:13 (ten years ago) link

i even tried a peanut butter and fluff sandwich, "NO YUCKY". I should try hotdog and peanut butter. oh and of course he loves his "ketchups"

OLD MAN YELLS AT SHOUT RAP (chrisv2010), Tuesday, 8 March 2011 20:20 (ten years ago) link

Howie was fussy as hell from weaning really, now age 4 is slowly getting better, in fact only today he ate baked beans for the first time ever. Tbh I regret all the time I spent stressing and worrying about it, just keep food fun, give him what he likes but add new things on the side every now and then, might help to get him involved in cooking too.

Meg (Meg Busset), Tuesday, 8 March 2011 21:17 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

apparently my kid ate a bead last night. I blame Curious George.

Hyper Rescue Troop (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 16:57 (ten years ago) link

my daughter poops little blue stars!

sounds cuter than it actually was I imagine

Hyper Rescue Troop (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 22:12 (ten years ago) link

I have a very specific memory of being pretty little and being in a grocery store with my mom, and her saying she was going to get apple sauce, which I had always eaten, and me deciding I didn't like apple sauce and wouldn't eat it. I have no idea why.

― congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, March 8, 2011 2:13 PM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark

i have the exact same memory but with Cornflakes

calling planet dearth (sunny successor), Thursday, 31 March 2011 18:37 (ten years ago) link

My wife was eating a salad with the baby on her lap when a blueberry rolled off her fork. The blueberry was never seen again.

kkvgz, Thursday, 31 March 2011 18:50 (ten years ago) link


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