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“My nearly 1 year old has been eating pretty much everything I offer him since he was 6 months old. All of a sudden in the last 2 weeks he’s become really picky and I struggle to get a complete meal into him. I sometimes have 3 different options on the go just so I know he’s got food in his tummy. He still has 3 formula feeds a day (just before he goes down for his nap/evening sleep). I make sure that he hasn’t had a milk or snack too close to lunch or dinner and I know he’s hungry. He’s always happy and has lots of energy so he doesn’t appear to be hungry or upset.Has anyone else had this problem?” Do you have any tips for dealing with a fussy eater?

Posted by anon, 07/05/13

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  • Kids go through stages of eating a lot and then not much, Generally kids will eat if they’re hungry, you can’t force someone to eat.


  • My daughter has days where she will eat lots and other days where she just grazes a little and that is it. As long as she eats something there is not much more I can do but monitor her to make sure she eats something every day.


  • i hope you’ve had success


  • Hope you managed to find the answer you were looking for.


  • What did you end up doing?


  • Hope you found some useful tips


  • How is your fussy eater going?


  • I did read somewhere that around the age of 2 a lot of kids will go through a phase where they will get fussy with their food.


  • Perhaps he has some teeth pushing through and he has lost his appetite a bit because of it.


  • Thanks heaps for posting, was also wondering. :P


  • I hope things have improved since you asked this though.


  • They tend to go off their food! I wouldn’t worry


  • Rach has lots of good info there. Both my kids went through stages where they’d go off their food for a bit. Just be patient and keep offering it. I found giving them raw veges to snack on throughout the day was good, they loved it.


  • Lots of useful tips Hope things are going well


  • you could feeding him at different times


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