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Fussy 16 month old

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revelsandrose · 24/07/2018 11:33

Ds used to eat anything and everything blended up, any fruit or veg, any meat. Moving on he liked rice, pasta, slightly lumpy sauces.
Now he just won't eat any vegetables cooked or raw, unless pureed. He will only eat banana and grapes, refuses all other fresh fruit unless pureed.
He basically is surviving on mash and beans at the moment.
To make matters worse he has cmpa so I'm really struggling. Nursery say he eats everything for them but for me he will just point blank refuse and then cry for milk! Obviously he will eat cakes/biscuits/raisins til they come out of his ears but I don't want to 'reward' him with sweet stuff when he has refused his lunch.
Any ideas of how I can sneak more fruit and veg into his diet?

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JiltedJohnsJulie · 24/07/2018 12:19

If he’s refusing, he’s either playing you because he knows you’ll give him something more to his liking, or he’s just not hungry OP. Either way he doesn’t need anything else offering Smile

I’ve got CMPA, what sort of things are you struggling with?

revelsandrose · 24/07/2018 13:46

Yes you are probably right I just feel like I'm wasting so much food, and every time he gets grumpy I think it must be because of hunger and give him more food.
Re the cmpa I just worry he isn't getting enough calcium, as well as the lack of vitamins.
I've just failed at getting him to eat yet another lunch, I'm now making a 'hidden veg' chicken soup to try and see if he will eat that?

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JiltedJohnsJulie · 24/07/2018 15:01

If he doesn’t eat something, just assume he’s not hungry. He’ll be five. It’s best to look on what they eat other a week rather than an individual meal at this age. Lots of children naturally eat like sparrows sone days and gannets the next. If you just assume he’s not hungry, that will take the pressure of you.

It’s your job to offer some food, but it’s it’s uo to him if he chooses to eat it or not. And it’s definetly not your job to provide a tasting menu all day every day Smile

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