In need of some parenting help

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  1. JCBRAVE

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    Hey guys & and gals,

    I need some help with my son. The kid doesn't eat anything besides Pedisures. I don't know what to do to get him to try new foods. It's his damn grandma's fault he's hooked on these super nutritious milkshake things. I mean it's cool that they're filled with vitamins and minerals he needs to grow, but don't kids need filling foods like meats, fruits and breads? Hell, I'd be thrilled if he ate anything! I found these cookies called Who Nu, they're chocolate chip cookies pact full of the same stuff his Pedisures have, but they're still only cookies.

    Basically I need to know what else to feed him. I've asked EVERYONE I know for advice and they all say the same stuff; make the food fun looking, starve him, have him help make foods, put new stuff on his plate, etc... My son will go all day without eating, and then I end up caving in cause I feel horrible and thinking he's starving to death so I give him the healthy cookies.

    Any ideas to get him to eat? He's 3 years old BTW.
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  2. Ewker

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    Mac & cheese usually works for kids
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  3. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    Is he a normal weight for his height/age? If not, I'd get with his doc for advice. I have a friend who had a son with the same issue and eventually had to consult a nutrition specialist before she was able to get him to eat. I believe she would not give him his fav food unless he tried something else even if it was just a bite. Eventually, she hit on some things he liked.

    If he's normal weight and isn't a concern to his doc, I suspect he'll grow out of this if you continue trying to make new foods fun for him. He's got to get tired of the same thing eventually. We have a friend whose son would only eat hot dogs and raisins for about a year. He nearly drove his parents nuts but eventually tried some new things and now eats everything that can't eat him first.
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  4. Chapparal97

    Chapparal97 Grumpy Old Fart

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    3 daughters here. Each had a different habit so there is probably no set in stone trick to use until he grows a little more.

    From my experiences, if he's height/weight proportionate and his poops are OK, most Peds will tell you to just let them eat what they want until they outgrow the stage, it's not hurting them. But keep trying to offer different solids.
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    You'll need to get a stool sample. Check it thoroughly for proper density and smell.
    Keep a chart and re-check every day. If it stays consistent for a month you're in the clear.
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    Laughing at Eternal's high 5 and the substance of the post it celebrated..

    but introduce the kid to brussel sprouts...he'd love them for sure.

    Apples, Oranges and Bananas!

    Make it fun (like you mentioned)..make faces on a plate with fruit...banana eyes..grape pupils..sliced apple ears...orange slice or banana for mouth...then make some story up as you slowly devour the face...make two of them and you both can 'play along'.
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    Hoffa Not Family?Then freak you you freakin' freak

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    I cook, my daughter had the choice to eat what I made or go hungry. She ate what I cooked.
    Today, she's very healthy, loves trying new types of cuisine's, and is partial to spicy food.
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  8. Fry

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    Give kids more credit. Your son won't starve himself to death. He'll eat if he's hungry enough.
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    He's a good height and weight. He's actually very tall for 3 so we're told. My wife and I have consulted his pediatrician, and a nutritionist before and gotten some decent tips, but nothing ground breaking. My son doesn't looked starved so it's not a major major issue, but he's regressed. He used to eat fruits, chicken nuggets, and snack bars, but thats history. IDK about this boy, he's a pain in the butt when it comes to eating.
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