help!

Oh, we're done with all that vegetable-steaming and mess, our children are cutlery-wielding, spaghetti-chomping angels... at least some of the time.

help!

Postby wacky12 » 30 Jan 2012, 17:44

Suggestions, please. M is not eating dinner. 4-5 bites at most, usually 3, like tonight, and that was only brocolli. He wont' touch ethnic food anymore, and he got rice, chicken, brocolli and corn while DH and I ate chicken and pineapple singapore fried rice, something he would have eaten with gusto a year ago.

Ever since we took the highchair off his Tripp Trapp, and he can get down, he's not interested in eating dinner. He's hungry, but always takes 1 look and says he doesnt like whatever is for dinner. Except for when we have rissoto, he wont' eat. He asks for yogurt 3/4 of the time when it's bedtime.

What would you all do?
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Re: help!

Postby KatGoldLIN » 30 Jan 2012, 17:49

its really hard, I find the age has a lot to do with it.

For my kids, I do a couple of things:
- make the big meal at lunch, so they get something hot and nice then.
- offer nibbles/dinner at 4-4:30 BEFORE the witching hour.

My children go to bed at about 6:30, so will sometimes get a cup of milk just before bed, but nothing sweet like yoghurt (if that is the kind of yogurt you mean) or juice or anything.
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Re: help!

Postby RachelS » 30 Jan 2012, 18:01

"it's a phase"
Try not to let it annoy you. Offer what you were going to, I explain there is nothing else, I do allow the yoghurt ( if that was part of tea). They thenget nothing else.
However like Kat says a main meal at lunch time often goes down better, hard when your working though.
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Re: help!

Postby wacky12 » 30 Jan 2012, 18:37

today he ate: glass of milk, half a scone, 1/2 slice toast w/ butter, grapes, 1 slice bread made into a ham + cheese sandwich, 4 slices cucumber, 8-10 mini cheddars, glass of diluted juice, 1 small apple tart, 3/4 apple, 2 bites of broccolli.

sometimes is Yeo valley flavoured yogurt, sometimes its plain with stewed fruit. about half the time it's offered he says no, half the time he says yes, he eats it.

He mostly eats fruit most days, or would if I let him. has only just started to eat pastry and ham... but now doesn't eat salmon, rice or anything not 'British' in origin.

Dh doesn't get home til 5:10 so can't move dinner up, we eat together.
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Re: help!

Postby shye » 30 Jan 2012, 19:27

E has barely eaten any tea in a year. I ignore it. Occasionally he eats like he's been starved...
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Re: help!

Postby wacky12 » 30 Jan 2012, 19:31

cue 1 meltdown and 1 fed up DH. So I step in and M eats half his cold dinner on my lap on my bed, then consents to let DH brush his teeth, he was really hungry, but wouldnt' eat.
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