|Google this: on Mar 24, 2015 @ 12:47 pm|
You will see many creative and healthy ways to do lunch for your little one.
|welcome to the Terrible Twos! on Mar 24, 2015 @ 01:05 pm|
Toddlers are very funny little humans. Sometimes it seems like they literally eat nothing at all but still have tons of energy and are growing normally. These post-infant, pre-kindergarten years is also a time of exploration where playing and learning take a backseat to eating. It's a weird transition after having tiny little eating machines during their first year!
So what I'm saying is, it's completely normal for your toddler to not only reject foods (including stuff he would usually like) but to eat less in general during this time of his life. Rest assured, when he is hungry, he will eat! You probably also don't realize how often he snacks, be it loose Cheerios, drinking from their sippy cups or even (shudder) eating from a pet's food bowl.
All you can do is just keep trying new things. In my experience, it will only frustrate you if you try to stick to a well-rounded optimal diet. Instead, offer whatever he will eat (as long as it is all healthy) and if that means your toddler spends all of year two eating just bananas and greek yogurt, well - there are worse things he could be eating.
In your case, you're saying that he doesn't like the same things day after day. Don't stress too much about that. Sometimes it's just trying different flavours of the same things.
e.g. doesn't like applesauce, so try applesauce with a dash of cinnamon or a sauce made of peaches (or whatever)
Play around with different types of breads (doesn't like sliced bread? try a bun), different ways of slicing cheese (you can get shape cutters), etc. You might be amazed by how easily they can be fooled!
Hope that helps :)
|Thanks for you advice on Mar 24, 2015 @ 06:10 pm|
Thanks for taking the time to respond. I really appreciate both advice and I will help me to make the necessary changes. I now understand what's really going on and I am not alone.