DD has always been fantastic with her food, there is nothing she won't eat and has always eaten well to the point where I've had to stop her at times from being a little piggy!
She's been a bit poorly recently, not sure if its just been ALL of her back teeth coming through at once or a bit of a virus thrown in as well. Anyway, thought she was getting over it as temp has come down & she's sleeping again. However, she's been a bit clingy and is hardly eating. She'll eat fruit & yoghurts & today had some little cubes of cheese but dinner time is zero tolerance in her book! She just makes faces and tries things & then spits them out - could this be because of her teeth or is she just getting more of an idea of likes & dislikes! Hate seeing her waste meal after meal and it worries me so much
I bet this will last a few weeks and then be done! I worried when my ds did it and people would say don't worry he'll eat when he's hungry but that annoyed me because he'd wake up hungry in the night! So I made sure he ate a bowl of cereal for supper and he snapped out of it after a couple of months. x
Sounds normal to me - she has discovered she has the power to say no.
Like many mothers of PFBs I was horriblysmug about my DS's broad tastes(lentil curry etc) when - wham - he became a toddler with a mind of his own, and we launched into nearly a decade of seriously fussy eating.
I have three DC, all good eaters (esp DS1 who will eat anything, happy to try new foods, always finishes his veg etc) and ALL of them had a fussy stage around 13 months. As others have said, try not to make a big deal of it and she will probably return to normal. It might take a few weeks though.
I'd also try giving her ibruprfen if you think it might be teeth but like others have said, no fuss and no alternatives and she'll soon get back to normal. If you want more reassurance have a look at My Child Won't Eat by Carlos Gonzalez
Ok thanks all. No alternatives. Be strong. Don't cry into the washing up again.
Someone asked me recently if I gave her vitamin drops - huh???? Should I? I'm pretty sure that my own diet as a baby (reliably informed that it mostly consisted of ribena & wotsits) wasn't supplemented!
I could've written your post, my 13mo DD was like that for 5 days.
Coincided with all her back teeth coming out simultaneously and the MMR shots - she only wanted yogurts, fruit and cold things as it made her gums feel better (I think she ate her weight in watermelon).
We do BLW (she chooses what to eat and I try not to fret) so we went with it and she just got over it yesterday and back to protein / carbs as normal.