When did your LO get picky?

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.

When did your LO get picky?

When were they NOT picky?
4
10%
6-9 months
3
7%
9-12 months
4
10%
12-18 months
8
19%
18-24 months
9
21%
2 years
1
2%
3 years
1
2%
4 or older
2
5%
Not yet, knock wood
10
24%
 
Total votes : 42

Re: When did your LO get picky?

Postby scotrail » 01 Apr 2012, 21:14

From the quite informative paper "Influence of parental attitudes in the development of children eating behaviour:
"Particularly towards the second year of life, coinciding with an important period of transition to an adult diet, there is a tendency to avoid novel foods (neophobia). Neophobia (literally ‘fear of the new’) manifests itself as a rejection of unfamiliar foods in favour of familiar ones. In a survey of almost 600 2–6-year-old children, neophobia was significantly negatively associated with fruit, vegetable and meat intake(8), though not with consumption of dairy foods, starchy staples or cakes and bisquits."

Love that last part.
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Re: When did your LO get picky?

Postby CPinho » 02 Apr 2012, 23:30

Hi

I had to choose "When were they not picky?" :D
R is 13 months and still barely eats anything. And when she does eat, it's only peas, tomatoes, mandarines, bread or cheese. And she inspects every pea carefully - if it does not pass quality control it goes directly to the floor. And you are telling me it gets worse... Can't wait :scream
Mum to R, born March 2011, and S & I, born October 2013
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