Posted in Behavior, Food & Cooking, Toddlers

Picky Eater

My soon to be 2 year old son is by far one of the pickiest kids alive. And i say that because my other 2 kids will eat the dirt from outside if they could. He’s a pigeon eater as i like to call it. Kid survives on a meal a day and snacks 🤦🏽‍♀️ I’ve been looking into like pediasure and things of that nature. Any suggestions, recommendations even words of encouragement will work at this point

  • JEaton
    Oct 07

    My 2.5 year old has become very picky and I brought it up to my pediatrician because I was debating starting a multivitamin. He told me my son sounded just like his daughter who lived on goldfish, chicken nuggets, and macaroni and cheese for years (without a multivitamin). Since my son is developing and continuing to gain weight normally, he isn't concerned. So, neither am I. I just do the best I can to get him to try new things and continue eating what I know he does like. Side note: pediasure is expensive and my son will not drink it to save his life, so I'm glad I wasted that money 🤦‍♀️

  • Anonymous
    Oct 07

    What kind of snacks is he eating? If you are leaving food out all the time then he has no reason to be hungry at meal times. If you stick to serving the same meals to him and don't offer new foods here will never try new things because he won't have the chance. For about a month now I've been putting 1 or 2 carrots in my 3 yo lunch box once in a while. It has always been there uneaten when he gets home. Until last night he ate one! Then again today 1 carrot is missing from his lunch! I never pressured him to eat it, I never talked about how carrots are healthy. But after repeatedly seeing it he decided to try it. If you are on Instagram, look at @mamaknowsnutrition. She is a nutritionist who has a lot of great tips on feeding toddlers, and she has even posted a checklist of behaviors so you can decide if your child is truly a picky eater, needs help with nutrition, or just needs more variety to spark his interest. And if my pediatrician told me it's fine to only eat bland processed carbs and nothing else I'd be getting a new doctor. I'd gain weight too if that's all I ate.