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    kelsey.gwen got a reaction from Kisamose in Whole30 with toddlers.   
    I started Whole30 yesterday for myself along with my two toddlers, ages 4 and 2. So far, so good! My four year old told me yesterday he doesn't like the idea of big changes with our food but he's been hanging in there really well. My two year old hasn't seemed to notice yet. They are both pretty picky eaters but thankfully they both love eggs! And I'm SO thankful for compliant hotdogs (thank you Applegate!!). It's harder to balance their plates as they are picky but I'm hopeful they will grow more open to different foods over the next 30 days.
    I feel bad for them though. I can tell the symptoms of changing their diets are hitting them hard. I wish they could comprehend why they feel yucky but I'm hopeful it will pass quickly! We are all crabby and tired today; I think the next few days are going to be rough but I'm looking forward to the days when we all start feeling better and have more energy to have fun together! 
    Who else out there is in the thick of tackling Whole30 with toddlers?? Any tips or advice from those who have successfully done this in the past??
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    kelsey.gwen got a reaction from Traveling_Circus in Whole30 with toddlers.   
    @keightlynn Your post was very encouraging, thank you!
    You reminded me that toddlers are naturally picky eaters. Thank you for pointing out that even parents who feed their toddlers junk still struggling with them being "picky". I just had an entire conversation about picky toddlers with a group of moms (and I happen to know none of them feed their toddlers well) but I didn't really put two and two together.
    And the point about the food baggage was great. I hadn't really thought about it that way, but you are exactly right! I often feel bad that I'm denying them more enjoyable foods, but I think that more has to do with me and my food baggage. 
    Thank you again.
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    kelsey.gwen got a reaction from wag_2013 in Whole30 with toddlers.   
    I started Whole30 yesterday for myself along with my two toddlers, ages 4 and 2. So far, so good! My four year old told me yesterday he doesn't like the idea of big changes with our food but he's been hanging in there really well. My two year old hasn't seemed to notice yet. They are both pretty picky eaters but thankfully they both love eggs! And I'm SO thankful for compliant hotdogs (thank you Applegate!!). It's harder to balance their plates as they are picky but I'm hopeful they will grow more open to different foods over the next 30 days.
    I feel bad for them though. I can tell the symptoms of changing their diets are hitting them hard. I wish they could comprehend why they feel yucky but I'm hopeful it will pass quickly! We are all crabby and tired today; I think the next few days are going to be rough but I'm looking forward to the days when we all start feeling better and have more energy to have fun together! 
    Who else out there is in the thick of tackling Whole30 with toddlers?? Any tips or advice from those who have successfully done this in the past??
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    kelsey.gwen got a reaction from ladiej7 in Whole30 with toddlers.   
    I started Whole30 yesterday for myself along with my two toddlers, ages 4 and 2. So far, so good! My four year old told me yesterday he doesn't like the idea of big changes with our food but he's been hanging in there really well. My two year old hasn't seemed to notice yet. They are both pretty picky eaters but thankfully they both love eggs! And I'm SO thankful for compliant hotdogs (thank you Applegate!!). It's harder to balance their plates as they are picky but I'm hopeful they will grow more open to different foods over the next 30 days.
    I feel bad for them though. I can tell the symptoms of changing their diets are hitting them hard. I wish they could comprehend why they feel yucky but I'm hopeful it will pass quickly! We are all crabby and tired today; I think the next few days are going to be rough but I'm looking forward to the days when we all start feeling better and have more energy to have fun together! 
    Who else out there is in the thick of tackling Whole30 with toddlers?? Any tips or advice from those who have successfully done this in the past??
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    kelsey.gwen got a reaction from MamaCass1982 in Whole30 with toddlers.   
    I started Whole30 yesterday for myself along with my two toddlers, ages 4 and 2. So far, so good! My four year old told me yesterday he doesn't like the idea of big changes with our food but he's been hanging in there really well. My two year old hasn't seemed to notice yet. They are both pretty picky eaters but thankfully they both love eggs! And I'm SO thankful for compliant hotdogs (thank you Applegate!!). It's harder to balance their plates as they are picky but I'm hopeful they will grow more open to different foods over the next 30 days.
    I feel bad for them though. I can tell the symptoms of changing their diets are hitting them hard. I wish they could comprehend why they feel yucky but I'm hopeful it will pass quickly! We are all crabby and tired today; I think the next few days are going to be rough but I'm looking forward to the days when we all start feeling better and have more energy to have fun together! 
    Who else out there is in the thick of tackling Whole30 with toddlers?? Any tips or advice from those who have successfully done this in the past??
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    kelsey.gwen reacted to keightlynn in Whole30 with toddlers.   
    The great thing about them being so young is that if you stick with this way of eating they will adapt and not remember any other way if eating. All toddlers are prone to some degree of pickiness, but parents who feed their children exclusively junk and processed snacks STILL have issues with getting their toddler to eat, so I think if you can get them used to it, you will be doing yourself and them a big favor. 
    Also remember that young kids don't have our food baggage. My husband and I like to watch this series about native Alaskans and I was struck my one scene where the little girl was so excited when her dad brought home seal blubber to eat. She was just as happy as your average kid if dad brought home a box of cookies. It made me realize how much WE teach our kids about food emotions. That little girl wasn't deprived, she just hand different (better) favorite foods. My son is 2 and sometimes when I make his lunches I feel that pull that I should put something "enjoyable" in his lunch because I look at it and think it's not something I would be excited about. But then I remind myself that he doesn't have my baggage and doesn't see his lunch as "missing a treat" like I see mine.   The other day he happily ate sardines & peas for breakfast. To me because of my own issues, I would have to force myself to eat that and not be happy, but he loves sardines so he saw it as a great breakfast. 
    Youre doing a great thing for your kids and it will be tough but try to remember that they will adapt much easier than you.
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    kelsey.gwen reacted to SugarcubeOD in Whole30 with toddlers.   
    I have no tips or advice as I do not own any children but it stands out to me that if your 2 and 4 year old are having carb flu/detox type symptoms, this is probably the best thing you can do for them!