Re: Toddler not eating
My LO has times where she barely eats anything, then she gets really hungry and eats tons of food. Some weeks she'll only eat one or two things besides fruit (always eats fruit). We've been out to a restaurant and she'll love a food, but then she'll never eat that same food at our house. Toddlers seem to know what they want. I don't think you can convince him to eat. But if you're really worried about his eating too many biscuits, you could make them "all gone." But if he's sick and starting daycare, I think a little comfort food is okay. I know that when I'm sick -- like this past week -- I have a hard team eating my usual healthy foods. My stomach just can't handle broccoli and wants toast instead. Also, my LO started daycare a little over a month ago, and barely ate anything for the first two weeks while there. So it could be a combination of things. I don't think it will be a long-term issue.
I've also found that sometimes I'll offer my LO something, and she won't eat it. But then if I'm eating it, she'll want my portion. So you may have luck just eating some foods near him and seeing if he'll try them from your bowl or plate. I gave her a portion of soup the other day, she didn't want it. Then she had some of mine. Then she decided to have her own when mine was gone. See...they're silly!
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.