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13 month old boy won't eat savoury food for parents

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SDE1 Sun 12-Nov-17 17:24:28


My baby boy is 13 months and always been a poor eater I've been hoping as he gets older he will just become more interested in food but whilst he is with myself or his dad he just isn't interested in anything other than bananas, toast, tea-cakes, porridge and his milk. Whilst at nursery he is eating savoury food, sometimes not all of the meal but at least half each day if not all of it. We've tried eating at the same time, keeping the bowl away from him so he doesn't play with it, letting him play with bowl and food, baby led weaning as he is independent and prefers to do it himself if possible, ive made homecook and bought baby food but now he isn't even willing to try the food just puts his hands up and screams if we manage to get him to try a bit. I'm not sure what else to do now as I'm concerned he isn't getting the nutrients he needs. He has a small bit of milk in the morning after his banana at 6.30 and than goes to nursery and eats porridge and toast at 8.30, If he's up he has fruit at 10.30 but he is mostly having his nap at this time so he than has lunch at 11.30. He has 180ml milk at 13.00. Snack at 3.30 at nursery which is normally a toastie, sandwich or something like that. Comes home at 5 to us and will only eat a little bit of toast or teacake for us. Bedtime milk at 6.30/7. We try and follow his nursery food plan as much as we can. Any ideas would be amazing. Thank you.

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sun 12-Nov-17 20:34:25

He does seem to be eating a fair bit to me. As long as he’s getting the recommended minimum of 300 ml of full fat milk a day and you give him a multi vitamin, I’d try not too worry too much. Easier said than done though I know.

I’d eat with him, if you can, but just ignore any protests. He could simp,y be too tired and not hungry enough to eat when you get home. If he’s refusing food on the days you are home. Clear it away but don’t offer an alternative. If he realises that if he screams he gets food he prefers, then he will never eat the first option.

This Book is supposedly good. Might be worth having a look?

Nottalotta Mon 13-Nov-17 22:03:04

I'd offer him what you are eating and ignore the screaming. Try and make sure there is a little bit of something he will eat on the plate too. So if he likes banana, you could slicertainly some over cereal. He likes toast, do beansome on toast, Cheese, scrambled egg etc.

minipie Mon 13-Nov-17 22:07:58

If he had a toastie or sandwich at 3.30 I'm not surprised he isn't hungry at 5! That's a meal not a snack.

How does he eat when he's with you all day?

SDE1 Tue 14-Nov-17 11:25:38

Sorry I meant to put that on the full days with us he refuses lunch and dinner this is what worries me more. He is in nursery 4 days a week so I do feel more at ease that I know he is eating most of the time. I compare him a lot to my nephew who eats fantastically well and I know they are different but it still makes me worry how different they are with it. Thanks for your replies

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Tue 14-Nov-17 15:48:13

So on the days he’s home, what do you do when he refuses a dish?

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