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    Default Re: Setting limits on a toddler that doesn't eat solids...

    Did you talk to the ped about it?

    DS didn't really start "eating" until after DD was born. I know I am the only one on here who thinks this, but I don't think it is so terrible to have them eat their favourite think a.lot. But you know, I had an underweight kid who I didn't have breastmilk for. So I tend to allow him to eat most things as long as he gets calories. I give him the food he likes along with a variety of other things (ie what we are eating). Most of the time he will try anything/everything. But he goes through periods (of a few weeks) where he won't. I try not to stress it.
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    Default Re: Setting limits on a toddler that doesn't eat solids...

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*durhamgrrl View Post
    Did you talk to the ped about it?

    DS didn't really start "eating" until after DD was born. I know I am the only one on here who thinks this, but I don't think it is so terrible to have them eat their favourite think a.lot. But you know, I had an underweight kid who I didn't have breastmilk for. So I tend to allow him to eat most things as long as he gets calories. I give him the food he likes along with a variety of other things (ie what we are eating). Most of the time he will try anything/everything. But he goes through periods (of a few weeks) where he won't. I try not to stress it.
    I was coming on to say this too. I don't think it's terrible to let them eat mainly their favorites for a while either. Eventually they will grow out of it and expand their tastebuds.

    I was a really super fly picky eater. I remember it making my mother crazy. But I was really stuck on textures as a kid and I liked strange things like cooked spaghetti that had dried a little or lima beans, couldn't get enough of lima beans. And only egg whites but wouldn't touch a yolk to save my life. But I eventually grew out of it. It did last a long time too though.

    Maybe get her checked out to ease your mind. But it sounds like she's doing well anyway. Gaining weight still, good iron. Those are two good things to focus on. Sometimes it truly does seem that some kids exist on air. Somehow they still grow.
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    Default Re: Setting limits on a toddler that doesn't eat solids...

    Since you just posted about teething, I wonder how much that is at play -- both in terms of discomfort and excessive saliva swallowing which can lead to stomach upset, especially in the morning, as well as a strong craving for absorptive foods, like crackers.

    Has she had reflux issues in the past? Even when reflux seems cleared up, it can show up again during periods of teething, probably as a result of the discomfort and saliva...
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    Default Re: Setting limits on a toddler that doesn't eat solids...

    sorry to but I never heard of this ''feeding therapy'' here in Italy what is it about?
    my 13 mos hates solids...I'm not worried at the moment but all my family is.
    anyway,Lyn your DD is gaining so you shouldn't worry a lot.
    I was terrible as a kid and drove my mom crazy.I was BF just for 3 mos and then later I just ate junk food and just when I wanted.but I've always been very healthy
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