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DD *loves* food at nursery... and me, I have been kicked while I am down!!

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notevenamousie Wed 02-Sep-09 10:31:57

It's good, right? She goes at least 7:30-5ish, so long days (I am a single parent with a commute from hell, before anyone judges me). For the first time in her childcare career (one good CM 13m-23m and one great tiny nursery 23m-32m), they have breakfast at 8:30, lunch at 11:00 shock and cooked afternoon tea (!!!) at 15:30. She has eated all sorts of things she doesn't eat at home and she thinks they are all great. EGs of things she won't eat when I make them, vegetable soups, fish pie, etc.

I am SO proud of her and so unsure about myself. I used to consider myself a good cook yet at home there are requests for pasta and pesto and fishfingers or cheesy potato bake.

I am SO glad that the nursery is engaging her on all fronts, not just food, but feeling very inadequate especially about the food. I am a good cook. She eats what I eat, varied and balanced home cooked food, with a bit of fishfingers etc, as I see it does no harm. Is it a case of relax and enjoy???? How?????

LackaDAISYcal Wed 02-Sep-09 10:36:12

I'm not sure what your worry is?

she eats interesting things at nursery and at home? or is she only eating it at nursery and then not eating it when you recreate it at home?

colditz Wed 02-Sep-09 10:38:47

Children will eat all sorts of things for other people.

My bf's daughter will eat my peas. If I put them on her plate. She will persist in the idea that she doesn't like peas but once she is sat with the other children, she eats them. Bizarre.

OmniDroid Wed 02-Sep-09 10:39:55

Don't worry, it's not about your cooking, its about the peer-pressure of eating alongside all the other children.

DS's nursery doesn't provide food, so every day I do a packed lunch (to be heated up) and a packed tea (cold).

At home, he says 'don't like that' to everything. Often before he has seen it.

At nursery, he eats everything I provide. Everything.

All my choices, all cooked by me. But in nursery it is gobbled up, at home it is picked over and sniffed at.

Leda Wed 02-Sep-09 10:40:18

Relax and enjoy. It's great that she is eating so well at nursery.

TheCrackFox Wed 02-Sep-09 10:45:46

Please don't worry about this.

You should really take it as a compliment that she has her favourite foods that you make for her.

Bettymum Wed 02-Sep-09 10:51:32

Agree about the peer pressure. My DD eats all kinds of things at nursery that she won't eat at home, just because every other child in the room is eating them. Makes me hmm but there you are. Sounds like your DD is having a great diet both at nursery and home.

notevenamousie Wed 02-Sep-09 10:55:51

Thank you. The worry is she doesn't always eat at home and dismisses what I make at home then wolfs it at nursery which I wonder is because of me. Maybe I should see, it's because of her. If she eats "roast vegetable frittata" - on the menu from today... I will collapse with shock and, um, pleasure - so hard to feel so torn.

littlestarschildminding Thu 03-Sep-09 18:08:44

As a cm I have had loads of children who eat EVERYTHING when with me...but are REALLY fussy at home.

Im not an amazing cook...and my 2 children are fussy eaters for me smile

No idea why!!

Seriously don't worry about it.

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