Not eating the crusts

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Not eating the crusts

Postby catkin » 10 Aug 2012, 17:29

Noticed that mouse has stopped eating the crusts off his bread/toast. He's always been fine about it before. I'm feeling a bit non-BLW about it. It's the same food and he's always liked them before. I'm offering to put more butter/spread on the crusts in case that's the problem with them, but he's definitely not getting more toast until he's eaten it. I'm kind of inclined to insist on crusts being eaten before he gets any other breakfast requests (e.g. cereal). It just seems such a waste. It's not like he's stopping because he's had enough toast. (though maybe i'll try just giving him half a slice tomorrow in case it is...)
Anyone else's do this, and do you just let them leave crusts or what?
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby LucyL » 10 Aug 2012, 17:39

Bookworm will usually only eat crusts if he's hungry enough, so if he leaves the crusts that's fine by me, but as you've said, he doesn't get any more until he's finished the first lot properly!
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby Aggie » 10 Aug 2012, 18:05

B leaves the crusts. If I cut them off he still eats it as though there is a crust on there, ie. leaves the outside edge :scream !
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby FestiveTidings » 10 Aug 2012, 18:40

My mum (now 65) won't eat crusts and never has. She says they make her mouth feel funny! She doesn't cut them off or anything, she just eats up to the crust.

Maybe it's a similar thing to your LO. He's realised that he doesn't need to eat the stuff he finds slightly icky? roo sometimes leaves the crusts too and as long as he's ate most of what the crust was attached to then I just let him be.
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby catkin » 10 Aug 2012, 19:22

sweetcheeks wrote:My mum (now 65) won't eat crusts and never has. She says they make her mouth feel funny! She doesn't cut them off or anything, she just eats up to the crust.

Maybe it's a similar thing to your LO. He's realised that he doesn't need to eat the stuff he finds slightly icky? roo sometimes leaves the crusts too and as long as he's ate most of what the crust was attached to then I just let him be.

Don't think he finds crusts icky, he's never said so. I'm wondering if it's something he's copied from friends at nursery.
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby difdif » 10 Aug 2012, 19:37

DS1 has started this recently too. Not sure why but tantrums start if I leave crusts on bread at the moment! And not sure what to do about it - he refuses to eat up to them and just leave them and I really cant be bothered with endless screaming at lunch so have given in. DH is not bothered so have just cut them off instantly.
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby ches » 10 Aug 2012, 20:04

There aren't enough hours in the day for me to fight about 2mm thick pieces of bread so I cut them off and feed them to the dog. It makes two members of the household happy, and that makes me happy.
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby catkin » 10 Aug 2012, 20:54

Good to know we're not alone. At least we're not required to cut them off. (Yet.)
I guess I noticed particularly today as we had a nice loaf, so the crust was a significant proportion of the bread. No dog, I have to admit I ate the crust :oops: .
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby AB&M » 10 Aug 2012, 21:03

Bruno stopped eating the crusts last year. Will only do so if v hungry or if covered in tuna or nutella!
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby Jelly Belly » 10 Aug 2012, 21:18

The Chooby doesn't eat crusts. Squirmy does, but only if she isn't eating at the same time as the Chooby.

Annoying, but I remember doing it too.
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby mummyknowsbest » 10 Aug 2012, 21:21

My 8 year old would happily live on bread but point blank refuses to eat the crusts. She often tries to, particularly when she has friends over, but they visibly make her gag. Physical or psychological I'm not sure but sooooo not worth a fight!
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby ches » 10 Aug 2012, 21:57

I have to say, baking bread was helpful for a while. I was able to point out to J that the crusts are exactly the same, just the dough that got cooked a bit more. He does eat them sometimes, it's just now and then that he wants them cut off. I feed them to the baby sometimes, too.
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby UnhappyRightFoot » 10 Aug 2012, 22:18

No crusts here too!!!

We almost always have fresh bakery bread or home made and I think the crusts are crunchier and this has put Munchie off them. I now cut them off - saves the agro during dinner. DH thinks it's over fussy and she should eat them. There are enough food battles in the house without adding crusts into the mix!
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby PerpetualMadness » 11 Aug 2012, 01:39

It was a phase here. I ignored it mostly but refused to removed them (as with other foods in disfavour, they still go on the plate). It's fine with me if he leaves the top crusts and wants more toast/sandwich/something else. If he leaves the bottom crust too them he's just not hungry.
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Re: Not eating the crusts

Postby catie_lou » 11 Aug 2012, 05:58

Crusts are harder to chew than the soft part of the bread. They are also very crunchy when toasted. Maybe it's texture difference between the two that puts them off.
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