My Picky Eater

My daughter at age 6, is still a very picky eater! She is so hesitant to try out new things, and that includes food. I sometimes don’t know what else to do. I have tried to offer other food, talk to her about trying and even use different ways of presenting the food. Sometimes, I can get her to try but majority of the times, she won’t. This is why she needs food supplement like milk and vitamins. I think she won’t be needing any diet supplement at all. I make sure she drinks 2 cups of milk every day and has a daily dose of vitamins. How about you? Do you have a picky eater?

Eating Habits

Help!!! I don’t know how to teach Toby to finish eating what he starts. You see, Toby loves to eat. He keeps eating anything he sees. He loves to try different food. He keeps eating almost every hour. The problem is he doesn’t finish what he opens. For example, he would open one pack of biscuits, just before he could finish it, he throws it and wants to get another one. The same goes for sandwich, he would eat one but before he could finish it, he would say he doesn’t want it anymore. Then in less than an hour, he would want to eat again… but he doesn’t want to eat his leftovers!

Do you have any similar experience? Any tips on what I should do?

Picky Eaters?

A few months ago, I wrote about my kids being picky eaters. Here are some updates. My son, who just turned 2 a week ago, has become more picky with his food. I noticed it today. Though he still tries everything, there are some food he says “no” to. He used to just open his mouth to any food. Sigh…

Anyway, I submitted that post to Jenny for the Pinoy Parenting Blog Carnival. I was so glad to see that she included my entry on her round up! I hope you take the time to visit the latest edition of the Pinoy Parenting Blog Carnival about Picky Eaters. It might give you fresh insights.

Picky Eaters

This was supposed to be my entry for Pinoy Parenting Blog Carnival.

I have a 4 year old little girl who is a picky eater. She eats certain kind of food only and is very particular. Let me give you a few examples of how picky she gets. She wants her spaghetti without ground pork or hotdog, she doesnt eat veggies (only eats cabbage from time to time), she doesnt like fruits except for banana and apple. she didnt like ice cream until she tried ube flavor a few months ago. she doesnt like to try and explore very much. she is very cautious about everything and that includes trying out new food. When she was a baby, she wasnt very picky but when she turned 2, she started to choose which food she like to eat and not eat. I really have no idea what made her so picky. Now, I have a 22 month old little boy. He also started out not picky. He used to eat anything I put on his plate. But recently, I noticed that he started to remove or not eat certain food. Maybe, he is imitating his older sister.

With this dilemna, I try to offer them different kinds of food. We try to cook our food differently and as we experiment, we offer it to them. I also show them eating fruits and veggies are good for the body and encourage them to try it out too. I haven’t been very successful so I am looking around for any other tips that I can use.

I am not very picky about what my kids eat. I just make sure they eat their meals and enjoy meal time. I also give them cow’s milk as their milk supplement at least 2x a day. I allow them to eat chips once in a while, but we do not make it a regular part of their food intake. I am opposed to having them drink sodas. I am glad my little girl doesn’t like soda. My little boy likes ice cream a lot. We buy ice cream once in a while but not so often too.

I used to worry about their intake of carbs/protein/fats etc, but I realized that worrying is not healthy and can not help them or me at all. I do my best to offer a balanced meal (as our budget allows us) and encourage them to try out new food.

If you have any tips on how I can help my picky eaters become not so picky, I would like to hear from you!