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really need some advice.... pretty pleaseeeee!

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lilsmum Wed 16-Mar-05 22:56:41

dd (14 mth) has always been a great eater (apart from when ill) but lately, with her new found independance she just point blank refuses to eat her dinner/tea, but will eat her pudding/yogurt etc,will also eat her breakfast no prob, i have tried everything, and end up wasting it, tried giving her the fork/spoon, me trying to spoon feed her, leaving it for finger food etc, if i leave for finger food/for her to use spoon/fork she just plays with it and throws it on the floor, if i try to feed her she smacks it out my hand grrrrrrr!!! what else can i do? should i refuse the pudding? i am just really sick of trying different foods at each meal and it being wasted

please help me (grovel grovel lol)

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Wed 16-Mar-05 22:59:17

when you get the answer lilsmum could you let me know. Little Miss Houdini is the same. DT2 eats for blimming England and the rest of the world, but LMH huh... not a hope. She likes bananas though and will probably just live on them. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.........................

Fimbo Wed 16-Mar-05 23:00:49

Same probs with my 15mth Ds, so will watch this thread.

lilsmum Wed 16-Mar-05 23:01:30

mars, i feel like throttling lilly!!! arrggghhh, ok feel abit better now i had that scream lol, we are certainly going through the same things at the same times aren't we?

Bonkerz Wed 16-Mar-05 23:04:17

I am in the same situation with my 15 mth mindee. I have been refusing to give her pudding and today had a break through. She started to play up at tea time so i just took her out of the high chair and placed her in the static walker i have. After 30 mins i tried feeding her again in the walker and she took her tea fine! Dont know whether it was a fluke or if not being in highchair helped or she was just hungery but it worked!

lilsmum Wed 16-Mar-05 23:08:14

dunno if its just me, but i really feel like i am going to lose my mind,it is so annoying, or i will tell you another really annoying thing dd does, she will open her mouth like a millimetre when i try feeding her, that really bugs me lol

jane313 Wed 16-Mar-05 23:10:42

My son went through something similar at 14 months. He used to eat everything then not much at all. I got frustrated but carried on and he has got better (21 months now) ; not the veggie chomping boy he was but I can get stuff down him a lot of the time. I rarely try different foods at the same meal though. He has gone on and off things at an alarming rate. I do a bit more disguising now. eg used to eat cucumber and tomatoes as finger food, now I have to chop them small and add them to to tuna or egg or whatever. I try different things too. He started picking out the onion/pepper/courgette/aubergine from tomato type pasta sauces, then I tried spinach as tesco online sent it by accident and he ate that!

Sorry to ramble but I think just ignore it (very hard), keep trying and don't put huge effort into their food (he just had what I cooked for us the day before) as its more annoying if you have to bin it.

goreousgirl Thu 17-Mar-05 00:19:12

Could you put the savoury with sweet stuff (like chicken and grapes mushed together- or pineapple and peas??? Maybe put the savouries into the pudding pot (clean it first mind...) maybe dd will eat because of initial trick, then discover she likes it?

janeybops Thu 17-Mar-05 01:12:56

why is she getting pudding if she hasn't eaten the first part of her meal?

Not being funny, but if she won't eat it in a set time take it away. Get her out of the chair and try later. She obviously eats when she is hungry as she eats breakfast OK.

My dd is a right old fusspot eater ( and has been for years - now 4) and I have found after a lot of trial and error that ignoring her and then taking it away if she isn't eating and not giving a pudding (if she hasn't eaten 'firsts') seems to work the best. It is not perfect but at least she knows if she doesn't eat it then that is all she is getting so she will be hungry if she doesn't eat it.

I do find she makes up for it at the next meal too!

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