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Do you have a picky eater?

My son was never picky his whole first year of life, but once he turned one, on his birthday he decided he didn't like his cake or ice cream. After that, we started a long struggle with him being picky or at least, what I think is him being picky. He still has a pickiness, but I found that if he can pick it up himself off the table and not in his high chair, he's more likely to eat it. I am not sure why. He still has some pickiness, though. That is for sure. I know it's supposed to be "normal" at this age, but I can't help but stress about it.


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lucyluuk wrote on January 13, 2015, 12:17 PM

I have opted for the yes option but not my daughter, it is my husband who is the picky eater and it drives me insane!! My daughter is really good with her eating the only things she wont eat is eggs I have tried boiled, scrambled, poached she just wont touch them and never has! Oh and sweet corn she wont touch that either

zombiecupcake wrote on January 13, 2015, 12:22 PM

Haha. That made me laugh that your husband is a picky eater!! I am a bit of a picky eater myself, but not to an extreme level. I'm not against trying most things my fiance offers me, but I have my limits lol

JeanC wrote on January 13, 2015, 1:17 PM

LOL! I was going to post my picky eater is my hubby. We've no kids, but the way he is around some foods I swear I have one :P I have been know to hide veggies in some dishes just to make sure he is getting enough!

Louemham wrote on January 13, 2015, 1:27 PM

My son is 4 and he has become a picky eater, we are in the process of trying to get him to eat new things, but it is proving a little difficult, I am sure that in time, he will

zombiecupcake wrote on January 13, 2015, 3:11 PM

On Pinterest, they have a lot of hidden vegetable recipes lol. They have spinach muffins that I just tried for my son and I failed at them, miserably, but figured I could offer the suggestion to someone!

zombiecupcake wrote on January 13, 2015, 3:12 PM

Yeah, for my son he was fine until his first birthday. They say it's normal thus far, but I have wondered often times if he has a sensory issue, but I'm kind of backing off of it now.

MsTina wrote on January 13, 2015, 3:17 PM

My second daughter would only eat macaroni and cheese for a couple of months. I had to cook it for her for dinner every day or she wouldn't eat. I always added a couple of other things on her plate in hopes she would try something different and like it. Eventually I needed to give her less macaroni and cheese every night and more of the other elements of the family dinner. My youngest won't eat condiments. She won't eat ketchup, mayo or any sauce. She's been like that since she started eating solid food and she's four now.

melody23 wrote on January 13, 2015, 4:55 PM

yes I am an extremely picky eater, I have a thing called selective eating disorder I wouldn't even attempt to list the things I don't eat, there are far too many.

zombiecupcake wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:03 PM

Weird, haha. Children are weird, though. My thing when I was little was that I *had* to have ketchup on everything. My son had his first dose of ketchup tonight. I am not sure that it went well. I have heard of offering different options with a favorite and this has worked wonders for my son.

zombiecupcake wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:06 PM

I will have to look more into selective eating disorder to find out more about it.

melody23 wrote on January 14, 2015, 8:38 AM

there is quite a lot of information on internet about it, you might also find it call avoidant restrictive food disorder (ARFD) which is the technical medical term used in the US.