my daughter is a picky eater

@aconites (769)
United States
October 12, 2009 1:19pm CST
i want to ask you parents out there what do you feed your children .. my daughter is so picky .. she is 15 month old and she have a set of teeth now , i'm tring to introduce her to a new food but she refuse it .. now she eat spaghetti and she eat rice and yogurt , some of my cooking but not all of it , she doesn't like egg .. once i mixed it with potato thinking that she wouldn't recognize it but she picked the potato and thro the egg .. what do you feed your 15 month child ? are they picky eaters ? do you have a feeding schedule for them?
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@camomom (7535)
• United States
13 Oct 09
My daughter pretty much lives on hotdogs, cheese and bread. She did have pizza for the first time last night and LOVED it. She ate a whole slice all by herself. We didn't even cut it up for her. She also likes chicken nuggets. At this age (she's the same age as your daughter) they are very picky. Just let her eat what she wants and make sure you keep trying new things. As far as a schedule, she eats when we do. We all eat on a schedule. Breakfast before 9am, snack 10:30am, lunch 12noon, snack 3:30pm, dinner between 5pm and 6pm. Sometimes we snack around 7:30pm.
@aconites (769)
• United States
13 Oct 09
you suggest that i should try chicken nuggets ? mm I'll try that i hope it work thank you for your comment
@camomom (7535)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I would try them, they're healthy and soft for her to chew. We cut them up in tiny pieces for our daughter.
13 Oct 09
according to the textbook children in that age are picky and sometimes they have low weight but this is absolutely normal and is just part of their growing. what the book advices is to make the food look attractive like making shapes and make it colorful in that way children will try to eat.
@aconites (769)
• United States
13 Oct 09
my daughter have actually lost weight but the doctor said that she still in the normal range and not to worry .. i don't think that she get all the nutritious from her eating
@versio9 (329)
• Philippines
12 Oct 09
taste is indeed a learned trait. anyway, try to introduce more variety of food to your daughter and she will discover what she likes. just as long as there's no candies or any really sweet stuff or junk food.
@aconites (769)
• United States
12 Oct 09
no my daughter dosen't eat any junk food and if she ate chocolate it would be rare cause she is allergic and her face would tern red thats why she is not introduced to that kind of food .. on the other hand she loves fruits and her favorite is green grapes and apples .. so im happy that's at least she eats apple and grape but in the same time im worried because she doesn't have any vegetables nore greens and she don't like meat and chicken .. i have to trick her and mix the meat with the yogret to hide it so she would eat it ..
• United States
13 Oct 09
Hello my duaghter is 22 months old. She was never picky she ate eevything i gave her to try after she tryed it and she did not like it then I would not give it to her again. You cold try only giving her the new foods. You could sit and be eating something and just ask her if she wants a bite she just might have to see you eating it. It was easy With my daughter becouse she started eating human food really early she was about 2 minths old whene she was eating everything i ate. No I do not make a schedule of what I am making whene I get up I find something and that is we have. Good luck with your picky eater. Happy Mylotting
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
13 Oct 09
The rule was, when I was a child, that you eat everything they put in front of you at the table. That included dry meat, cold stuff and all the icky and bitey things you end up with as a child. I think that is good training for a child. As an adult you don't have to always get the food you like and you may have to deal with limited diets sometime.
• Japan
13 Oct 09
They will start slowly only.Since it is a small age please give them some time to settle down to earth conditions.It is very important that u feed him upto 24 months as this is a healthy tradition in india.This will itslef prevent a lot of diseases and improve immunnity.It is very important that u maintain a solid diet oversome period of time during infancy.Then slowly start with grains,cereals and then solid foods.
@babyish13 (227)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
my daughter is a picky eater too. she is already 3 years old and yet she really doesnt eat much what we are eating. All she asks is her milk and everytime we want to introduce her to new food, she doesnt like it. especially fruits. ive tried giving her vitamins with appetite booster but it still doesnt work. I asked her pedia about it and what she told was, if your daughter is a picky eater.. theres nothing you can do about it.
@jenlex79 (257)
• United States
12 Oct 09
My daughter has always been a picky eater. When she was 15 months old all she ate was rice, yogurt, bananas, and things like that. She is now 4 years old and she eats more than she used to but she is still picky. She won't eat spaghetti with the sauce on it. Since she is older it is a little easier to get her to try new things but I know that as she gets older, her taste buds will change and she'll eat more foods. Don't worry about your daughter, she will eventually eat better. Just give her some time.
@shia88 (4578)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 09
Hi Aconites, It is a big headache to handle a picky -eater kids. I can understand you situation when come to meal time,it was like fighting at a war. You can try to introduce new food to your daughter everyday,try different kind of food for her is good. At least, she won't get bored and can have a complete nutrition meal. When my son was 15 months years old, I started to introduce rice,noodle,vermicelli for him. I cooked soft rice(added more water while cooking the rice), stir-fried some green vegetables(brocoli,carrots,long bean,spinach,pumpkin,etc) and with a bowl of ABCs soup or chicken soup. I am so lucky that my son likes to eat green vegetables and he is not a picky eater boy. He simply eat everything that I cook for him. First thing you need to do is to set a schedule on what food to cook for your daughter for the whole week,write the menu down and get ready all the ingredients and start your cooking project. For example : Monday : steam rice + pumpkin(stir fried) + corn soup Tuesday : steam rice + spinach + abc soup Wed : mashed potatoes + steam brocoli + mushroom soup Thurs : noodle soup with some green vegetable Friday : steam rice + fish + carrot& potato soup Sat : vermicelli soup with fisball & sausages Sun : spaghetti with tomato / mushroom sauce or even can try lasagne. You can always change your menu everyday. Not to forget to serve your daughter a fruit everyday. It is good for her digestion. Good luck !!
• United States
12 Oct 09
Try only giving her the food you are introducing. If given a choice she may only pick what is familiar. I know my middle child would only eat what was on my plate at that age. All I had to do was eat it in front of her then slip it on to her plate. I wouldn't get over anxious though. Let it go for a few weeks then reintroduce.