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littleboyblue Wed 19-Aug-09 16:27:31

My 2 year old doesn't really like to try new foods.
I would really like to get him off the fishfingers and chicken nuggets dinner, but when I put something new infront of him, he won't even try it!
Me, dp and ds2 (6 months) are all eating pretty much the same thing for dinner, all together, but it doesn't seem to be helping.

What can I do?

What should I be doing if he doesn't eat any dinner? Still give him a piece of fruit after or not?

And, how can I get him to eat bread? Have tried white, brown, pitta, crusty, naan, plain, with butter, without butter, with jam, with all sorts. He will only eat garlic bread hmm Makes lunch out difficult......

Any ideas at all will be most welcome

Meglet Wed 19-Aug-09 21:35:19

If he will eat fruit I would offer it to him even if he has refused the first part of the meal. It will do him good and keep the peace for at least part of the meal.

cookielove Wed 19-Aug-09 21:40:41

i was watching a problem eating program about children and it said that children who have 'issues' with food, can be quite resistant when faced with large amounts of food on their plate, so they suggest putting little amounts of new foods on their plate along with food that they will quite happily eat, and continue to offer it as they will become more accustomed to eat the more that are shown, touch and taste it.

does that help?

feedthegoat Wed 19-Aug-09 21:45:54

My ds (3) is fairly restricted in what he will eat. He eats chicken nuggets, spag bol, cheesy pasta, pizza and sandwiches but with lots of fruit and vegetables.

I'm trying not to make too much of an issue out of it in the hope it is just a phase as he used to eat all sorts of things.

My only rule is that he has to at least try something before he can say he doesn't like it (I don't give him the foods I know he really doesn't like). If he has a taste at least then he is still allowed fruit and yoghurt.

littleboyblue Thu 20-Aug-09 03:00:39

Thank you. cookie yes that does help smile

I think I will put small portions when something new and ignore the refusal.

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