My 19month dd has never had a big appetite, but I'm happy that she eats what she needs in terms of volume, as is an average weight for her age, full of energy etc.
However, over the past 6 months we have occasionally used shop brought meals as a quick, easy option. She used to eat a good variety of nice home made things such as chicken casserole, liver casserole, cheesy veg, fish cakes etc. But now she just pushes them away and says 'no'. She'll happy finish a whole HIPP organic tray of food, and apparently the 2 days that she's at nursery she eats ok. She'll eat any flavour of shop brought food. The only other things that I know she'll eat without fuss are pasta with pesto and grated cheese, brocoli, cream cheese sandwhiches and all fresh fruit, yoghurts etc
I love cooking, and really wish she'd eat more of the things we eat. However, am getting into a habit of giving her HIPP because of the frustration of cooking something lovely that she won't touch and then her going without. Has anyone else experienced this? What am I doing wrong?
My DD is 2.9 and went through a phase for a few months of not wanting to eat what I gave her. She ate fine for the childminder though. I just waited it out knowing she ate well some days. I gave her meals where I knew there was something in it she liked eg beans, yogurt. She's started to get better now especially as her speech and understanding has increased. She still has her moments but on the whole is a good eater.
The only thing I could suggest you try if you dont want to do it the way I did would be keep the plastic trays the meals are in and try to trick her. Put what you are all having in her tray and see how she reacts.
mimi I second trying to trick your child in eating off the HIPP tray. Hope it works. I don't get why people waste their time posting about grammar instead of actually trying to help the op. Hope it doesn't put you off seeking help or advice in future.
Thanks for the ideas, I think I'll try putting my food into the HIPP trays and also have to be very strict about not buying them at all. It's going to be hard, as I hate to think she's going hungry, and also HIPP ready made foods aren't exactly like giving her a MacDonalds, but she's becoming a fussy little madam angel.