M. asks from Dallas, TX on April 09, 2007
Picky Eater - Dallas,TX
My 10 month old is already a very picky eater! I am trying finger foods with her and for the most part she does not like any of it! She will take a bite, make a horrible face and then cry until she either swallows it or finds a way to spit it out. I am concerned because it seems that she does not like most things, so far I have tried peaches, carrots, pears, and ravioli. She will eat bananas and apples (and wagon wheels, crackers, etc)
Anyone else delt with this issue? Any advise would be appreciated!
C.P. answers from Dallas on April 10, 2007
My daughter was the same way. She liked the texture of either baby food or crunchy stuff like goldfish crackers, etc. It's all about the texture. I had to ease her into trying new things. I would butter toast & cut it into strips, then let her "gnaw" on them. Messy, but it got her into trying new textures. I would just put something new on the plate and not say anything about it. It had to be her idea to try it. Try mixing a few peach pieces in with her peach baby food--cut them up really, really small then work your way up to larger. You have to ease her into the new textures.
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L.T. answers from Dallas on April 09, 2007
A.C. answers from Dallas on April 09, 2007
I have one that is the same way. My doctor told me not to push things but to keep trying them. Sometimes they have to aquire a taste. Mine will eat scrambled eggs but will not eat green beans or peas. We have started making the eggs and putting in the green beans and peas. He doesn't realize it and eats it anyway. I also started giving him V8 fruit juices to make sure he is getting the vitamins that he needs.
F.B. answers from Dallas on April 09, 2007
You said that you tried peaches, carrots and pears. They always are have a great success with children...unless they don't have much taste.
When my daughter was your child's age, I worked on developping her palate as much as possible, but the key is quality products.
I always buy my fruits and vegetables from either Central Market or Wholefoods or the Farmers Market and only when they are in season.
Nobody can resist the real taste of fruits and vegetables.
My daughter always eats with her father and I. I make her try every kind of food. She knows how to smell, taste and then say whether she likes something or not.
Don't give up M., give your child real food and she'll enjoy it!