He is so fussy with his food that it's driving me crazy.He used to eat pretty much anything when younger but now he won't eat hardly anything and I'm running out of ideas as to what to cook for him/try and make him eat something.
He won't eat:eggs,rice,couscous,sandwiches,vegetable sticks,fish(inc fish fingers),anything with breadcrumbs,sausages or even chips.
He will eat:yoghurts,cereal,fruit pots,cheese(sometimes),baked beans,tomatoes,ham and spag bol(sometimes).
Breakfast isn't usually a problem,but I'm finding it hard trying to find a lunch and tea that he'll eat and it's so frustrating after making him something and then without even trying it he'll say "finished" and give me the plate.I've tried offering something else and I've also tried leaving him in his highchair for upto an hour,hoping he'll eat,but he doesn't.
I know he's not going to starve and will obviously eat if he's really hungry,but wondered if anyone had any tips that might help,please.
when you have finished clear away his plate too if he's not eating, but he stays there with you chatting and watching you eat until you've finished
give him snacks at normal times
give him whatever you're having
just ignore its a phase
don't get wound up
don't cook specially
2 year olds eat approx 11 tbsps food a day .. that's all food including snacks, they have little stomachs .. it is NORMAL for a 2 year old to only eat 1 proper meal in a 48 hour period .. and THAT is averaged over about 10 days
he will not starve, don't allow fussiness by not responding to it.. food times are social times
I only asked DS went through a similar phase, we cut down slightly on his milk and I now have a child that doesn't stop eating - clearly not your problem though. Twigs advice is very sound. Def don't make a drama out of it, offer it to him and after 5 minutes take it away (unless he is eating it of course). No fuss, no drama