Does anyone else miss the early days of weaning? Where you could just blend healthy food up and your baby would just eat it off a spoon? I definitely miss that.
At the time it didn’t seem that easy but I would take all the blending and mashing in the world over our current situation. Since about 9 months Leo has been self feeding and eating pretty much the same as us. It was all going well, apart from the odd few days here and there, but since he hit about 18months mealtimes are becoming a massive battle.
Living with a toddler who just won’t eat.
Leo is no angel but he is generally well behaved, put him in his highchair and he transforms into a little demon. Previous favourite foods like pasta, grapes and sandwiches are now ending up being tossed around the room. Where vegetables were once eaten without complaint, they are now being completely ignored or spat out.
Toys and teddies are becoming regular guests at the dinner table but their use as a distraction is very limited, normally around the third forkfull Leo starts to protest and the toy is launched off the highchair, landing on the pile of veg below.
Breakfast has always been Leo’s best mealtime but over the last couple days even this has become a struggle. It’s so stressful for me and I feel guilty that’s he’s not getting the nutrition he needs. He doesn’t completely starve himself but more food definitely ends up on the floor than in his tummy.
He’s a big fan of the brown food: chips, bread, potatoes…just like his dad! Unfortunately, he has also inherited my sweet tooth and can now say cake,chocolate and biscuit..oh dear! I have now had to become evil mum and stop giving him any treats, I can’t have him avoiding all healthy food but eating chocolate can I?!
I feel like I am doing all I can, I am offering him healthy snacks and making them look really fun and yet I am confronted with a child refusing to eat it and shouting ‘no’ as he flings it all on the floor.
In desperate need of some help and reassurance that this is just a phase! Anyone else had to deal with a naughty and fussy eater? Please let me know how you got through it.
Hmm..I wonder how blended veg would go down for lunch?!!
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