My "used to eat loads of anything" eater has become a very fussy eater.
He is 14 months old and even though I read that this can be a particularly fussy age, I kind of hoped he wouldn't be this bad as he used to eat anything put in front of him.
He will eat banana only, as far as fruit goes (used to happily eat a whole cut up pear, peaches, grapes etc)
As far as veges go, I am still having to give him mashed vege, but he will only eat it with fruit mixed in, gross I know. Each day I try to give him pieces of cooked veges, varying it each day. I'm just hoping that one day he may just decide he likes something. So far, he squashes it in his hands, occasionally has a lick then quickly drops it, screwing his face up or even shivering in disgust (quite funny to watch).
He does love meat chicken and fish of any kind and he also lokes a bit of rice and pasta. When I add some sneaky veges to dishes, he spits them or eats around it.
Basically I'm hoping that if I keep offering, that he will come around. I was just wondering if anyone with an older child, has experienced this and can reassure me that it is a phase and that he will learn to like veges and fruit.
I have heard that likes and dislikes are hereditary, I love my fruit and vege but my husband on the other hand has only grown to enjoy them in the last 10 years or so.
I also heard of a mother who had identical twins, boy and girl. The girl loved fruit and vege and the boy wouldn't eat any of it. They were both treated the same and offered the same. Who knows!
I always imagined I'd have the "eat your veges" kids, but you just can't make them, they have their own little likes and dislikes.
I'd appreciate any stories others have.
Laura DS July 03, DD Oct 05, DD Nov 08