uponstarz Posted September 11, 2012 Share Posted September 11, 2012 My baby boy is picky.. always has been... He's got a personality just like his Dad. If he wants it and you don't give it to him, he'll scream and cry until he can't see it anymore... Last night, it was his brother's homework folder. If he doesn't want it, then he DOESN'T want it... Don't even try. I never wanted to let him eat anything processed or "bad" - including crackers & cheerios. When seven months rolled around and he still wouldn't eat, I tried a graham cracker... When 8 months rolled around and he STILL wouldn't eat, I gave in to the cheerios. From there, he went to all the "bad" foods. He was starting to eat pretty good (in terms of amount and eating three meals a day, not quality of food). Now, at 12 months, I am trying to pull the crackers, cheerios, and other foods away and... he's not eating. He's hit and miss, actually. I am not sure if it is what I am offering because sometimes he just rejects EVERYTHING (even if it isn't "healthy"). He is still breastfeeding.. so I am not TOO concerned just yet... But I am starting to worry a little bit - am I doing the best thing for him as a parent? He will eat a food one day then totally reject it the next... Some of these hit and miss foods are: Chicken Ground beef/turkey Sausage Steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Apples Bananas Cantaloupe Strawberries Watermelon String cheese (I don't like that he eats this so much but I feel it's better than nothing) He's been eating maybe 1 meal a day for the last two weeks... Sometimes he will just eat a couple of "small" meals... more like snacks. He had eczema as a baby... and I tried yogurt (before I decided to start changing diet).. He ate it twice (at the same time as eggs, doh) and ended up with a rash. I do NOT want to give him yogurt again... and don't see a need to supplement with dairy products since he's still breastfeeding. Him and my 8 year old both LOVE string cheese though, so I have been allowing that from time to time. I've tried offering eggs again but he seems to be rejecting them... and I haven't ruled out that they do not cause a rash just yet. I know I need to be consistent... I've read offering the same foods every day... I will try that but any additional advice would be GREATLY appreciated!! In fact, someone affirming that him eating very little (sometimes close to nothing) is better than snacking on Cheerios & crackers all day would be VERY helpful!! Thank you!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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