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Crying at dinner time

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nicolasmith2512 Tue 24-Jan-17 19:12:34

My DD is 2 and 4 months and over the last couple of months has become increasingly fussy at mealtimes. She refuses to eat most things and even things she liked the previous week she won't try anymore! She will happily eat yoghurt, cake, sweet stuff, etc but no actual meals. The last week it has escalated and when I mention dinner she starts crying and hiding in the corner! We've tried taking her out of the highchair and using a booster cushion but that worked for 1 night! Any tips/suggestions appreciated

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 24-Jan-17 19:34:57

My DD began to be extremely fussy at this age. Some things that helped us were to move her mail meal to lunchtime, that way there's not as much worry for you if she doesn't eat.

Try eating in other places, she might like a teddy bears picnic with some teddies or sitting at a little table, if you have one, or even, just on your knee at the table.

My best advice though is never to cajole her to eat anything, in fact largely ignore her eating completely. Never substitute, so say if she refuses dinner offering some toast and then a yoghurt is a no no.

Reduce snacks.


nicolasmith2512 Wed 25-Jan-17 03:27:25

Thanks for your help.
We have been guilty of cajoling which I know is a no no blush but definitely do not offer anything else! I think I just need to ignore it and hope she gets bored with the routine soon!

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 25-Jan-17 17:07:34

I know it's hard but it is best just to assume she's not hungry smile

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