A mom writes in asking for advice about her almost-three-year-old toddler daughter. She says she is not much a meat-eater. She is also, as of recently, not much of a veggie eater. She’ll take a single bite of dinner and refuse to eat more. In short, she’s a very stubborn picky eater. It’s gotten so bad overall that her daughter is waking up in the middle of the night hungry because she has refused to eat. Advice?
How do you get young children to get more involved in the kitchen, with the goal of hopefully getting them to be better eaters overall? A classic parenting conundrum! A mom wrote in, asking for advice on how to get her toddler and preschooler to help out in the kitchen. She asked for any recommended “tips, tricks, or recipes.” Writer and mom-of-two Samantha Cooper weighs in with some advice on the topic. A Mamas Uncut fan asks: “I want my toddler and preschooler to start helping me in the kitchen. Hoping this will help them become better eaters. Any tips, tricks, or recipes recommend?” – Mamas Uncut Community Member YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: A Mom’s Relentless Journey to Help Two of Her Daughters Overcome Their Anaphylactic Food Allergies Advice from Samantha Cooper Having younger children help in the kitchen is something that can be the pride of many parents. Allowing children to help in the kitchen can come with its own set of trials, but many are easy to work around. Teaching proper kitchen hygiene is very important, especially learning that raw meats can make a person quite sick. Teaching handwashing is highly imperative as well. We worked out way into the …
I am having the hardest time getting my 11 month old to even try table foods. Please help! He has eaten the gerber Cheeto things and like cereal but won’t eat anything else. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.
I was hoping that some of you amazing mommas could help me out. I have a 4, almost 5, year old, and all she will eat is chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, and pancakes and cheese pizza. She absolutely refuses to try ANYTHING different. Any suggestions on how to expand her palate to things other than chicken nuggets? I am worried that she isn’t getting the proper nutrition, I have tried chocolate Pediasure, and she won’t drink it. Help a Momma out if you can, please!!!! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.
I have a fan question how do you all get y’all picky two-year-olds to eat. My two-year-old is very picky and will only eat corndogs. I have tried sitting him down and not letting him get up. I have also sat with him and encourage him to try it, but he just won’t. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.
My two-year-old does not want to eat anything that’s food. Junk food, yes gladly, juice, water, milk..but not food. I have to repeatedly tell my two-year-old to take bites, and when she finally does, she’ll chew the food but won’t swallow it. She’ll just keep it in her mouth until it makes her gag, and she has to spit it out. I have told her if she’s not gonna eat her food, she’s not gonna get anything else besides water. The only problem with that is she’s not faced because she’ll get filled up on liquids (water)and I can’t tell her no she can’t have any water. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine and her kids were staying with us. She had trouble getting her kids to eat, and they would chew the food but hold it in their mouths, my daughter loves them and would mimic everything her kids did. My 2year old is an only child, so she’s never seen how other kids are. A day here and there with her cousins but not daily like she was with my friend and her kids. It makes sense it’s other kids she’s excited she wants to do …
I’m not a new mother; I have three kids. My youngest being almost 2 is currently my focus for concern. Up until about a few weeks ago, there was almost nothing my kiddo wouldn’t eat. Now he won’t eat anything except meat. I’ve tried sneaking veggies in his food, he just spits out his food and separates the veggies or sides out. The only other exception is grilled cheese sandwiches he will eat. I’ve never encountered this with any of my kids. Anyone have any suggestions I can try aside from the judgmental “eat what you’re given or don’t eat.” I’m not on board with that mantra thanks. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.
Hello ladies! So my son is two and I am having SO much trouble getting him to eat meats, at first I thought he was a picky eater but it’s gotten to the point where he is a little bit anemic, and his face is getting white spots. He eats everything else pastas, juice crackers everything else but vegetables and meats. He starts crying as soon as he sees them. I would really love some tips on what to do to get him to eat more and get more iron! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.