Tuesday, February 18, 2014

How to Get your Toddler to Eat: Part 2

M wouldn't eat tonight. Apparently she wouldn't eat today at daycare either.

Nobody knows why. She seemed happy and full of energy and not in any visible discomfort.

We offered her crackers: no.

We offered her puffs: no.

We offered her cheese: no.

We offered her bananas: no.

We made her favourite dish, vegetable risotto: no.

We gave up feeding her and gave her a bath. After the bath, she ran around upstairs naked as a jaybird. She climbed up onto the rocking chair and laughed with glee.

We offered her risotto one last time: success! About 10 bites went into her before the final preparations for sleep began.

Now we know what to do when she won't eat - strip her down!! (Maybe she didn't want to get her outfit dirty... can you blame her?)

M is wearing a Lucky Brand poncho and leggings, and is reading Snug by Carol Thompson

2 comments:

  1. Do you think that would work at daycare? "Could you please strip her naked for each meal? Thanks!"

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  2. I am dealing with two little picky eaters these days so this post caught my eye! I'm thinking of doing a series about feeding toddlers! It is an experience all on its own for sure!

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