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littlecharmer2016 Thu 19-Nov-15 17:17:49

I'm at the end of my tether

I make healthy filling meals every single day, fresh fish, beef, stews, chicken dinners, but my son will not eat anything I make him!!!

I even took him to macdonalds for tea the other night as a last resort but he refused to even eat that...

I turn my back for 2 minutes while he's having his food & the next minute he's been sick all over his plate... cries, says he dosent want it - then asks for a biscuit, or some sweets! angry

it's stressing me out and I've no idea what I can do! I litterally dread mealtimes!!!
has anyone else been through this & can offer some advice?

feel like such a bad mum sad

xxxxx

IsaBisaBuildsaBoat Thu 19-Nov-15 19:52:26

How old is he? Making him healthy food with the occasional trip to McD's is NOT being a bad mum!

littlecharmer2016 Fri 20-Nov-15 20:24:47

he's 3!!

I just feel bad because nothing I make him he will eat sadsad xxx

NickyEds Fri 20-Nov-15 21:02:36

My almost-two year old will often completely refuse a meal. Especially when it's something homemade and healthy. i do the exact same thing every time; "Do you want it??" -he shakes his head and pushes his plate away. I take the plate and lift him out of the high chair and that's that. No alternatives, no puddings, no snack but also no cajoling, bribing or fuss. Try not to take it personally op, it's their age not your cooking or parentingsmile.

littlecharmer2016 Fri 20-Nov-15 22:18:19

oh that makes me feel a little bit better (no offence) knowing its probably just his age, hopefully this is just a phase then - he might grow out of it smile thank you!! x

IsaBisaBuildsaBoat Fri 20-Nov-15 22:39:18

I soon as you said 3, I breathed a sigh of relief. Perfectly normal. They are little shits about food sometimes at that age. Poster above has the right approach (not like me, I pandered dreadfully).

If your son was 10 and refusing meals I might have different advice!

Noteventhebestdrummer Sat 21-Nov-15 06:42:53

Just don't have biscuits or sweets in the house.

bittapitta Sat 21-Nov-15 06:45:53

Offer no alternatives. Serve very small portions so he isn't overwhelmed by the pile of food. Sit and eat with him.

I don't understand the "being sick" thing though - literally? Or just spitting out what he tried? Is it intolerant to something?

sarahj90 Sat 21-Nov-15 13:15:23

Mostly covered above. No cajoling, no alternatives, small portions and lots of praise for any mouthful taken. It's tough but he will get better if you stick at it. If possible try to get your DP to deal with it, he is not so invested in the meal.

Please stop thinking it means you are a bad mum, lots of children his age behave like this.

midlifehope Sat 21-Nov-15 16:08:57

My son is 4 and much like this. Just won't sit at the table, wants tv on etc, even thought I cook fresh meals too. It is stressful!

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