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1yr old will not eat meat and veg

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Denmark Fri 25-Feb-05 19:25:54

Help me... My 1 year old daughter WILL NOT eat meat and veg, I tried a lot and I no getting desperat. She will only eat weetabix, yogurt, fruit and cheese. I tried "hidding" the veg in pasta sauce, different kind of sweet veg, all sorts of meat, puree, fingerfood etc... but so far no luck. I bought a baby + todler cookbook for ideas but it is not working. Hope someone has an advise

Mum2Ela Fri 25-Feb-05 19:29:10

Personally I wouldn't worry too much about the meat. DD doesn't eat a great deal of it (she is 2), I think she finds it hard to chew!

How about liquidising lots of veg up into a pasta sauce, and then smothering it with cheese? Would she eat it like that?

Has she just turned 1?

Denmark Fri 25-Feb-05 19:42:08

Yes she turned 1 19/1 she is born 5 weeks premature. Today I made pasta sauce puree with veg stock ... Thank you for the advise Mum2ela I will try with cheese tomorrow since she like babybel and similar cheese. Some day I will find something she will eat.

Mum2Ela Fri 25-Feb-05 20:07:04

If she has only just turned 1 I wouldn't worry too much tbh (although I know thats easier said than done). She eats fruit, which is something my DD won't do regularly.

When my DD went through a stage of not eating anything that looked like a bit of veg I did the sauce thing, also made omlettes (easy to pick up) with peas and sweetcorn, that sort of thing. AS she got older , and I got more organised, I would make 'proper'meals for me and DH that she could also eat, like spag bol, stew, ratatouille. If I gave it to her and she would onlt eat a mouthful that was something, tho I wouldn't make her another meal instead. They won't starve themselves I am sure. She is a really good eater now (probably said that too soon!).


FairyMum Fri 25-Feb-05 20:08:34

I grate fruit and veg in DS2's porridge.

TracyK Fri 25-Feb-05 20:13:13

Does she eat lumpy?
I used to hide bits of meat/veg by smothering it in yoghurt - ds fell for it some of the time.
They do come round eventually - just keep offering little bits. Would she take it from your fork if you were eating with her?
Plus if she's just turned 1 - just keep giving her formula - that's got vitamins etc.
My ds is 1 and I'm going to stick with formula till I know he's eating enough nutrition through solids.

Denmark Fri 25-Feb-05 20:21:58

She loves finger food, such as cheese, bicuits, apple, banana, pear, kiwi ..... she will put carrot (cooked a little bit) and peas in her mouth but eventually she will spit it out. I stopped giving her formula when she turned 1 and she is now having full fat milk instead.

Mum2Ela Fri 25-Feb-05 20:26:23

DD had cows milk from age one too, but I used to give her a carton of follow-on formula before bed, in case she hadn't eaten too well during the day I knew she would at least get lots of vits etc. from there instead.

Tommy Fri 25-Feb-05 20:35:28

My DS1 from age 1-2 only ate what I considered "snacks" - bread, cheese, rice cakes, bits of fruit, bread sticks etc. It had it twice a day every day. I also did the formula milk thing at bedtime.
TBH, he still doesn't eat much more (he's 3 now)- I think it's just one of those things that you have to try not to get too stressed about. Good luck

HappyMumof2 Fri 25-Feb-05 20:39:43

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Denmark Fri 25-Feb-05 20:46:07

Thanks for the advise, will def. try all off them. My healthvisitor just say that it is very important that she get her vitamins from a lot of dif meats + vegs. Her weight is absolutly perfect so she is eating enough but being my first child i'm 25 and living in a dif. country (I am danish), I cannot help worrying.

Martini Sun 27-Feb-05 21:57:24

I wouldn't worry too much - what she does eat seems to contain all the things she needs and children do go through the dreaded phases. Having said that my niece (now aged 12 and a very cosmopolitan eater) went through a phase at about 1.5 of only eating salami to the exclusion of all other foods (its true!)

clairep01 Mon 28-Feb-05 14:28:43

Me too. I have an 11 month old under the hospital as he is not gaining weight, but he won't eat, only bread, yoghurt, crisps, weetabix nothing like a normaldinner or veg, potato's even meat. I am dreading taking him off formula next month as this is his only source of gaining weight.

Please help

Bramshott Tue 01-Mar-05 09:46:37

From what I remember, I'm pretty sure you can keep giving formula until 2 years. I think the advice is just that you can offer cows milk from 1 year if you prefer.

jackeroo Tue 01-Mar-05 10:03:50

my 8.5 month old DS is not eating much at the moment (just been on another thread). but one thing he does like sometimes is chicken breast put in the blender with avocado and peach or pear mixed with greek yoghurt. perhaps she would eat veg mixed with this too?

treacletart Tue 01-Mar-05 20:27:45

My secret weapons when Ds was about your dd's age: Pitta bread pizzas made with veg/tom sauce grated cheese - maybe even a little ham? under a grill for a few minutes and cut into triangles - Ds (now 20m) used to love picking the topping off, now he even eats the pitta bit. Also fresh filled pasta tortelloni or ravioli - an almost instant hit and he's always been fairly happy to eat any filling.

When you can I think it helps for them to see you enjoying the same food. Soups are a winner in our house - a nice meal to eat altogether as a family - its our staple weekend lunch. I think he might even prefer minestrone style soups where everythings "on show" to the blended ones with the secret ingredients. Just keep trying and (even though its really hard) dont stress about it. Ive read a few times that some children won't eat a new food til its been presented to them 10-15 times.

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