How to make my 3 years old niece want to eat

Australia
April 20, 2007 7:24am CST
My 3 years old niece don't want eat, fruits, meal, rice. I don't know how to make her want to eat. She doesn't like anything, she doesn't like candy or bread.she doesn't like apple, banana, almost all kind of fruits, so we much make a juice for her, but sometimes she doesn't want to eat so i should force feed her. She doesn't like chicken, vegetables, beef. Make me mad, because her mom afraid that she will be skinny, she only drink milk don't want water. Why she doesn't want to eat, and how to make her eat?
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• United States
20 Apr 07
Involve her in the food process often children eat better when they feel like that had a little control over what they are eating. At the age of three there are only two things that are completly under her control and she knows it. They are what goes in and where it comes out (ie the toilet or the pants). My daughter is a very independent soul I have a snack drawer for her that is full of healthy food and snacks so can get into it and pick her own food. Thus making her feel in control.
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• Australia
23 Apr 07
Thank you for your advice
@nishar (66)
• India
20 Apr 07
Make your niece play enough so that she will get hungry. Usually child will not like same type of food. Make some difference in preparation method and presentation method too. Give everything in a liquid type, like chicken soup, rice water, and vegetable soup with ghee. Feed the child in a different place like bedroom, stair case, balcony...
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• Australia
23 Apr 07
Thank you for your advice, i will try it
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Has she been to the doctor? Supposedly kids will eat when they are hungry. My grandson has a problem with certain textures of food. There are many things he wont eat. He is also 3. He is autistic, high functioning under Asperger's umbrella. One of the symptoms of it is not liking to eat. He was a pig as a baby and then suddenly around 18 months it just changed. The one thing he will almost always eat is spaghetti noodles. I'd have your neice see a doctor just to make sure she is getting adequate nutrition.
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• Australia
23 Apr 07
She like noodle very much. Thank you for your information