Suggestions for fussy eaters....

United States
September 5, 2007 11:11am CST
What do you all recommend for feeding kids who are SO fussy. We have a rule in the house that they at least have to try something hoping that they will learn to like more stuff but it doesn't seem to help much. I don't think they know what a vegetable is.
4 responses
• United States
5 Sep 07
I would say that they need to take a bite of it to see if they like it. They never know if they like it or not unless they take a bite. Also, feed them things that you know they like but also tell them they have to try the vegetables you made too. They say to just keep trying things (with smaller children) and they might end up liking it. That's what I do with my son.
@Mahindan (564)
• Canada
5 Sep 07
One of the first thing I learned, dealing with my little cousin, is, you have to have a lot of patience when dealing with kids. I took care of her ever since she was born. She was a fussy eater and even now she is at time. The way I dealt with her was very simple, I would always sit with her when we had our lunch or dinner. I would tell her a story while feeding her and make her concentrate on the story than what was on her plate. I would take a bite and make her do it too. If she wanted to listen to the rest of the story she had to take bite. It worked because I made up stories for her. Even today, she is still a slow eater but she would finish everything on her plate. Read your kid a story, show them how tasty the food is. Grown up these days don't have time to sit down and be patient with children. One important thing that parents mustn't do is yell or force something. This will only make it worse.
@uath13 (8204)
• United States
5 Sep 07
We have the same policy at my house.
5 Sep 07
ask them what they like is the only thing i can suggest! although if they say they only like french fries then there is one other option i can suggest... disguise some carrots as fries!