Friday 9 February 2018

Ways to help my fussy eaters

David plays with his iPad while trying a flapjack - ideas to help my fussy eaters

Restricted diets.  Honestly, sometimes it can be depressing.  There's no medical reason why my boys can't eat things.  They are not allergic to anything (that I know of) and to most people it looks like I feed my kids the same food every day due to laziness. But it's not that.  I am in fact desperate to get them to eat a greater variety of foods.  If you are in the same boat, here's some of the ideas we have tried.  This post has been updated - read it here>>

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  1. This is such an interesting post and one that will make readers think which is always a very good thing. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  2. That's a really good tip - not trying to hide things but tell the kids how it's similar to something else! I'll definitely try that!

  3. Great tips here! Having a fussy eater is so tough. I was terrible when I was little, my poor mum! #kcacols

  4. i have taught autistic kids within mainstream school but i never thought about eating habits/ Very insightful #KCACOLS

  5. I find that using familiar words or phrases help. when i told my son we were having macaroni cheese, he turned his nose up. when i said it's cheesey pasta, he ate it. #KCACOLS

    1. That's brilliant and we've done it too. Fruit loaf was a bit of worry until I said it was hot cross bun bread. We still call it 'bun bread' to this day.

  6. Great idea. It sounds very similar to how we describe food to our son although we never really push him and he often tried things as and when he's ready.


  7. An extremely informative post, thanks for sharing! #KCACOLS

  8. Gosh yes, food... there's so much I could say about this... Although a lot of then are things you've already touched on here, such as the textures. Very important! And being allowed to eat alone, perhaps in front of the telly or with an ipad or iphone too. Those are things that have been helpful for us. Also, supplements (vitamins and minerals) have had a seemingly good effect on Penguins apetite before, and with that apetite followed a slight crease in interest of trying new foods. x #KCACOLS

  9. This is a great post. I have someone who's struggling with their child eating, so I will send them this post to read. Really interesting. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

  10. Great ideas. My oldest is becoming more picky as she gets closer to school age. Looking forward to seeing if these help. #KCACOLS


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