I’ve read your book, and am trying to implement the overall philosophy that it’s our job to provide our children with healthy foods and routine, and their jobs to decide what to eat. He had reflux as a baby so was never a good eater. Also, have you tried some strategies to help him gain weight? The nausea/vomiting is concerning and can certainly be the reason your child doesn’t want to eat. And, read this article if you’ve got a baby who refuses to eat. He played with the food, took about a few bites of the scrambled eggs and picked at the toast, but he didn't finish eating his full meal. I am very concerned about my 5 year old daughter. You can get advice on potty training, talk about breastfeeding, discuss how to get your baby to sleep or ask if that one weird thing your kid does is normal. Any advice will be appreciated. Just hope it’s nothing serious. I have the same problem with my 4 year old boy and we have been to the GI, food counselors, speech therapists…I feel like I am going nuts!!!! Let me know how it goes! I’ve had my daughter to doctors therapists and everything. it has been removed because she was eating but now, we fight over food and she doesnt feel the need to eat or really want any kind of food. How come you never mentioned control over their parents. 3 year old won't eat anything. But let’s talk about kids. If I bring the spoon to his mouth he turns his head and fusses and pushed me away……I can’t get him to try new foods and I’m truly concerned. My three year old always had issues with texture on certain foods but always ate a decent variety up until he got sick with the flu seven weeks ago. I wanted him primed and ready to hear the phrase. pushed, pressured or prompted to try new food, Super-tasters have more taste buds on the tongue, Overcome the Short-Order Cooking Syndrome, https://www.jillcastle.com/books-authored-by-Jill/, in my course The Kids Healthy Weight Project, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/try-new-food, https://www.feedingmatters.org/find-help-in-your-area, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/preschooler-nutrition/introducing-new-food-kids-tried-everything-part-3/, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/childhood-nutrition/help-picky-eater/, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/preschooler-nutrition/introducing-new-foods-kids-parent-primer/, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/podcast/tnc-006-picky-eating-perspective-sanity-secrets/, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/teenager-nutrition/childhood-eating-disorders-part-2-warning-signs-parents-need-to-look-for/, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/childhood-nutrition/healthy-weight-structured-eating/, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/childhood-nutrition/5-feeding-boundaries-easier-feed-children/, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/kids-healthy-weight-project, The Search For Food For My Toddler – live, laugh, and love, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/childhood-nutrition/childhood-obesity-structured-eating/, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/childhood-nutrition/overcome-short-order-cook-syndrome/, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/childhood-nutrition/food-boundaries-kitchen-is-closed/, http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/preschooler-nutrition/introducing-new-foods-kids-getting-practical/, Tiny Tastes: iOS and Android app for your picky eaters - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads. From pressure to sweet talk, favourite foods, etc but she only took 1 bite and then done. SHubra, I think you need to get my book Fearless Feeding which will help you establish a structure with feeding, and highlight how to deal with some of the challenges of feeding a toddler. She has complained about her stomach hurting. Also, be sure you’re feeding style and practices are positive and not making things worse–search my blog for articles on this. However, I would try to offer her food at meals with just a little bit of milk in an open top cup after she eats food. I would check it out with your pediatrician; she is also at a sensitive age for body image concerns. Really frustrating not seeing ur kid eat. hi my baby is 18 months.he is just 7 and 1/2 kg and didnt show any interest on eating i tried to feed me different food but he refused so he is too thin and he didn,t start to walk yet but he can walk with support. My 3 year old eats a real mix of stuff. Hi Joy, I just did a podcast on this topic that I think will help you: http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/podcast/tnc-006-picky-eating-perspective-sanity-secrets/ And “not wanting” anything suggests to me that there may be something else is going on. All came back as normal and in range for his age. Click Here to Snag Your FREE Cheat Sheet: Your Toddler Won’t Eat? Energy? We never once asked any kid to try any food or eat any food. He has always been a picky eater, but it seems like he is getting gradually worse. Just keep encouraging him and offer up what you usually would. She is the smallest one in her class. when kids are past the normal “picky eating stage” from 2-6 years, they often have an underlying condition–it could be sensory processing d/o, ADHD, overactive gag, early medical situations like prematurity or adverse interactions with food or the mouth–many of these boil down to a child who won’t eat, and they need additional help to desensitize them to food, texture, smell, appearance, etc. When your child won’t eat vegetables or other foods, like meat, it may be due to highly sensitive taste buds. In the end it doesn’t work anyway. I’ve seen this before when kids are transitioning to solids and they get reliant on their bottle–it’s easier, it’s familiar, and it’s secure for them. Are there sensitivities to texture? What is she eating throughout the day? I think you might want to see a feeding therapist for an evaluation and an RD to make sure he’s getting the nutrition he needs to grow well. he eats pizzas, chips etc without any problem but he doesn’t eat the food we regularly eat . You can look for a dietitian in your area by going to this link: http://www.eatright.org/findaRD. Disordered eating includes skipping meals, cutting out food groups, or dieting, and paves the way for an eating disorder. Alternatively, pressure to eat may cause different results: encouraging children to eat beyond their appetite, and perhaps too much. i am so sorry you and your child are going through this–I think you should try to get a pediatric dietitian involved and maybe a feeding therapist also…I’m sure your doctor is great, but from the sounds of it, you need some more input. (We’re in a custody dispute right now, I have her as of now. We have tried sDOR, but he only eats the carb EVERY time (for MONTHS). I would like some help with my 10 yr old daughter, who has no appetite. He's generally active and seems happy, but to get him to eat anything is a chore of grand proportions. I dont know what to do anymore. Is this ok for now? He is starving himself and is losing weight fast. They are all different and they all go up and down with their eating patterns. Want to help your child try new foods? However he was always a picky eated. My daughter won't really eat she food I really need help I tryed make she eat she just wont she is 3 year old she last 7p of she weight please help me here is my phone number 918 774 2148 September 7, 2015 at 15:08 | Report abuse | Reply suea . His mother told me he was a picky eater but I find this unhealthy. He just wanted milk all day. He is happy in school and enjoy it. I’m at my wit’s end. Did she have a bad experience with eating? Any suggestions would be very helpful! Good luck and let me know how it goes! http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/preschooler-nutrition/introducing-new-foods-kids-parent-primer/ It’s pretty normal for kids to eat less during and after and illness. Occasionally he'll take a bite of real food, but it looks like such a struggle for him, then he just refuses. My daughter is 10 and a half and has not eaten for over 2 week now. At about age two or three, a toddler’s growth slows down, and his appetite follows. Loving a handful of foods? I tried to get cup cakes for her after lunch if she finished it. He truly just was not hungry. She says she isn’t hungry and I’m very scared that something is major wrong or is going to happen to Her. I am giving him a liquid vitamin with iron. Is your child eating the same things day after day? I doubt it. /r/Parenting is the place to discuss the ins and out as well as ups and downs of child-rearing. Two mouthfuls if I’m lucky. If you've tried everything, and your 3-year-old kiddo still doesn't seem to eat a balanced diet, Potock suggests seeking professional help. Adult food is fine–my book Fearless Feeding will help you with foods to offer, and check out some of my other blog posts here under the infant and toddler nutrition section. In this article, you’ll learn of 12 potential reasons your child isn’t eating, and what you can do about it. But now he won’t eat them or anything but butter sandwiches, butter crackers and waffles. My son is almost 4yrs old and I am dealing with the same issue. I’m concerned because he’s now at camp and they called me tonight stating he is not eating. Meanwhile, keep the variety of nutritious foods at meals and snacks coming! If you have an older child who won’t eat, you may be dealing with a larger concern called disordered eating. Hi Mary, It's not that he isn't hungry, he just never eats anything I make at home! Your son is at peak picky eating stage, so the interactions and how you introduce food really matter and can set the tone of his relating to food and eating in the future. It’s as if there is something wired incorrectly in his brain. Do you have my book, Fearless Feeding? and more likely to eat poorly and less healthfully. There may be something going on with her stomach. It started a few days ago, when he threw a tantrum about having to eat spaghetti (which he has loved up until now). They may not be as hungry as you expect, their appetite may be unpredictable, or they may be … Have kids always been so picky? It gives a concrete ending to the meal. Hi Katherine, I think an evaluation by a feeding therapist (speech language pathologist or occupational therapist specializing in feeding) will help you understand if there is a mechanical chewing/swallowing issue–if so, they can help treat and correct. If I’m lucky, I can get him to eat half a piece of french toast in the morning. Also, my book Try New Food (available on Amazon) may help you be able to see some trends with his eating and work on ways you can set up his environment to be pressure-free and supportive. [+3] - mismi - 12/14/2011 I used to worry about my boys and what they would eat. It sounds like it’s time to get more professional help with a dietitian and a feeding therapist. My name is tiara and my daughter doesn’t want to eat. Please help! 3 Year Old Son Doesn't Chew by: Boobearmama I really thought I was alone. He ate a brownie for dinner last night. Now she is 50 pounds and 4’9. Or the kid who is refusing food? Keep trying fluids–cold drinks, soups, popsicles, etc to help her stay hydrated, and make an appt to see doctor since she’s had a fever for a few days. I’ve lost so much sleep over this. I want her to live but how can I get her to want to eat food. He says he will choke again if he eats the others. My daughter is 23 months old and will only eat carrot and cucumber sticks. It sounds like she has had a negative experience she will need help to overcome. Joe, You should probably look to find a pediatric nutritionist to help you move your child to solid food. Please help. Now also I have to mash the rice n force him. He also just started 4k, 2 full days a week. What to do… She dnt have interest on any food… How can I solve this.. Pls helpful… From india, Are you serving meals and snacks (solid food) first, then liquids? Ensure/Pediasure,, taking electronics and toys away, allowing TV while eating, and a slew of other things. As I mentioned, forcing your child to eat or laying on the pressure to try or taste food doesn’t work. Some days it’s only a few bites, others it’s nothing at all no matter what or how hard we try. Eosinophilic esophagitis: This hard-to-pronounce condition is caused by a buildup of a particular type of immune system cell in your child's esophagus (potentially due to … We take time to talk about our day but then we have to constantly tell her to eat. I try to give her water but she always wants juice. They just increase their eating at the next meal or snack. He absolutely never eats Dinner! If you don’t have Fearless Feeding yet (my book), I think it will help you. We used to think it was because she was picky, she only liked specific boxed pastas, and tomato soup. I can't get them to eat anything apart from yoghurts, crisps and the occasional ham and pickle sandwich !!!! I would get back into the doctor’s office if you aren’t settled with the situation. What are your thoughts ? .Otherwise his a happy lovable boy. That should get you started–also my online class may be helpful to you! Beer 52 exclusive offer: Get a free case of craft beer worth £24. Please, anything anyone could give for advice would help. I think you need to find out why she isn’t eating–is she being bullied? Have you tried to meet with a nutritionist to help him eat more variety and assess his current diet for simple additions that would make it more nutritious? He doesn’t eat much at all. Steven, this is tough and i am sorry you and your daughter are going through this. If it is any symptoms or not for illness . It’s just how some children grow. He had fun too. The American Academy of Family Physicians advises offering your child 1 tablespoon of food for each year of age. All I get from his pediatrician is I wouldn’t worry about it because my son literally is 35 pounds at 22 months and 38 inches long, he’s literally the size and weight of a 3 year old and he’s always been like that. Hi Kerry, I’m sorry you’re both going through this! She has always been a good eater – she especially loved fruit and vegetables. 2 Year Old won't eat *anything* Our two year old daughter is severely developmentally delayed. She won't eat meat, potatoes, rice, vegetables or anything else. My 3 year old won't eat healthy foods advice please! He only ears few things. Or chicken nuggets and chips. Sometimes he won't even eat that, and he will be very picky and not eat anything. It appears that he does not understand what you are saying, or is just ignoring you. This article was updated on September 13, 2020. The last few days have been a nightmare. Why it’s good for her, and what happens if she doesn’t eat.. It’s getting out of hand now, and we’re worried. I’m not sure if this is a power struggle either. I am a mother of three children, and I have learned to pick my battles with my kids. I got him out of there). He’s daily food that he takes in, is dried cereal like oatees, then he would eat two slices of bread, with either Bovril or peanut butter on. My granddaughter used to be a really good eater but she has really slowed down she eats hardly anything at school she is 6 but come dinner time maybe half of what she used to eat, if she is not eating at school and then not hungry come dinner should I be worried, I would check to make sure she isn’t eating/snacking before dinner. I have started giving him ensure for kids because he won’t even eat soup or blended food . ... She used to be a great eater and its has been about 2-3 months now where it is a real struggle to get her to eat anything, especially using a spoon. He takes 2 hours to eat 2-3 chapatis with sabji. We could find what is his actual problem, we never seen he felt as hungry .So please advise what we will do ? It’s hard to know why he is eating this way without a professional evaluation. I am worried that “food issues” will develop into something much worse. It has accelerated after a bout of Strep Throat to where she wont eat at all practically! I have a very heightened sense of smell and taste (have been called a super taster), so I understand some of it. Tea time tonight was horrible and I was feeling at my wits end. Juice between meals can certainly fill up little tummies! She recommended some of that Pediasure nutritional drink. We haven't given him anything that he hasn't had and enjoyed before. The purpose of this website is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge. All he will eat is a certain brand of chicken fries and French fries (of which I try to bake). The problem I’m having with her is that she gets distracted and won’t eat. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Can you steer me in the right direction, or point out what I’m doing wrong? Food jags, or eating the same food day after day, is another hallmark and we see these characteristics in the older picky eater as well. 2yr old that won't eat anything!!!! In my experience, at the age of 10 years, he may have multiple drivers to his picky eating that need to be addressed (?medical, sensory, behavioral, etc) and these generally require outside help. She was hours away from being in hospital on a drip. He takes daily vitamins, drinks milk but will only eat tortillas and yogurt. If you’ve turned into a short-order cook, offering only the foods your kid will eat, or enjoys eating, then you’re enabling the food jag. We both parents are working and have super busy daily routine with our second toddler child. He can stay hungry the whole day but won’t eat! Yes, trauma can be a factor in not eating. At 3 years of age - two bites of everything on... [+3] - sozobe - 12/15/2011 What fruits grow in water? He’ll eat most anything that I puree. Keep me in the loop! If you have a child who won’t eat and is losing weight, you’ll want to pay more attention to the nutrition you are providing him. my son is almost 2 and has suddenly stopped eating from last 2 days……. Instead I’d say we’re out of milk how bout some juice (V8) and fruit? In fact, it often backfires. It sounds like your son may have developed a preference for some of our less than healthy American foods! Soup is given in a spoonful on his plate and he STILL doesn’t finish. That was 6 months ago. Although this can be disconcerting, it’s nothing to worry about. What can I try to give him? I should qualify the title by saying he will eat, but only peanut-butter and jelly, a few bites of fruit or any kind of sugary treat he's offered. He gags when he tries new food. But this thread is about her eating problems. I would hold off on offering liquids until he’s eaten food. Our child lives in a nurtured, and loving environment but breakfast was always challenging because of how early Kindergarten starts in Florida. Given that she has lost weight, I think you need to find more help. Hi my 3 years daughter don’t like food and snack fruits vegetables milk etc.. And she always swallow the food instead of biting…. Sometimes a low appetite or even an illness can cause changes in children’s motivation to eat. He has peanut and shellfish allergies. Archived. All of a sudden about 2 weeks ago he stopped eating. A pediatric dietitian could help you get all this sorted out. It’s no coincidence that this is right around the time that picky eating begins. Kathy Can you help me ? We make her a plate of what we are eating will put a bite in her mouth and spit it out. When kids won’t eat, there’s always an underlying reason. He even has trouble drinking just about anything because he constantly chokes on what he’s drinking, coughs up a storm and throws up. If you've tried everything, and your 3-year-old kiddo still doesn't seem to eat a balanced diet, Potock suggests seeking professional help. Q. I have a three-year-old nephew who is still not talking. and now for the past several yrs. Before joining the school, he was eating well but now ever after coming from school, he does not like to eat anything and it looks from his health also. No, as a 3 year old, your daughter should be eating a variety of different foods and textures, in addition to milk and water. I would review this with your pediatrician and explore why he isn’t eating–you may need to see a feeding specialist. He lost a lot of weight due to him not wanting to eat his doctor put him on pediasure if he doesn’t want to eat he’s a very picky eater just wants the milk what can I do to get him to want food more than milk? He has had two specialized hearing screens, both of which came back normal. She has lost quite a bit of weight and its beginning to concern me a lot now. Try New Food: How to Help Picky Eaters Taste, Eat & Like New Foods. With support, he can overcome these issues. There are several food allergies that are common in children. You may need to find a feeding specialist and dietitian in your area to help your daughter. At the daycare they started telling me that she slept alot in the daytime (3-4hours) and doesn’t want to wake up for food. I have lied to myself and others about her condition. It’s encouraging that she eats well for her grandmother! My son is 3, and over these past few days, he has eaten barely anything. If he can’t make it, try the next time. Please help, we are very concerned. A couple of next steps to think about: evaluation by a feeding therapist to assess any sensitivities that can be worked on. Feeling stuck with your child’s eating? Make sure he isn’t filling up between meals/snacks with calorie-containing beverages and other snack foods–this will undermine eating at meals and snacks! I wouldn’t punish her…I would find out why and try to help her work through eating at school. But before I spurted out my phrase. Although it’s concerning, it’s pretty common for young children, especially toddlers. 'Sexist' video made model an overnight sensation. Have you talked with your doctor about this? http://jillcastle.wpengine.com/preschooler-nutrition/introducing-new-foods-kids-getting-practical/ Healthy Snacks for Athletes Under 18 [Printable], Your Child Experiences Pressure to Eat at the Table, Your Child has Super Sensitive Taste Buds. My foster niece is 6 and she has been with my brother and sister in law now for about 2 months. Anything else he gags actually has an extremely sensitive gag reflex. maybe he has some problem with his health or its a mental problem? Sometimes kids are very attached to their primary parent and this is ok. Perhaps if he is able to feed himself that will help him be more confident with eating in any environment. I don’t know if it’s just a matter of him not being used to my mom feeding him or what. Do you have any advice on generally slow eaters? My son is 6. You still make the main meal plan but let them help. I have 13 months old he won’t eat nothing he only drink his milk which is pediasure peptide which is two bottles a day he don’t cry for anything to eat he sleep he been doing every since he was 7 months old I really need some advice on what can make him gain his weigh he is 17lbs an 5 oz he can came at 31weeks an weight 3lb an 4 oz its driving me insane I tired all kinda of food an my baby won’t eat his GI doctor change his feed bout 10 time less than a year he taking feeding class its not work please I need some advice on making my son to eat. hai mam my baby has 2 years old she don’t won’t eat anything.she just take some milk hole day.what i do . Good luck! My 3 year old son hardly eats anything. Snacks maybe here and there but never eats a full meal. This may be underlying all the other behaviors you are seeing around his eating. She drinks quite a lot. He takes vitamins everyday but he’s very hyper! Hello my son just turned 3 a few weeks ago. Hi mam, HELP!!! While a lot of people would see this opposite (you have shown your child you are not to be trifled with over dinner)...the reality is you have not actually accomplished that. We sit down for dinner, for example, and he’ll take one look at his plate and whine, “Don’t want dinner!” and get down from the table. 2 Year Old won't eat *anything* Close. not sure what you mean by behavior being bad–but if you are challenged with behavioral issues, this could reflect poor eating. For many “picky eaters”, sensory processing plays a big role in their refusal to eat foods. Feeding the underweight child includes optimizing calories and nutrients to help the picky eater gain weight, while also using a positive feeding style. I think my book, Try New Food, will help you understand the positive ways to feed your son. Before this, he ate anything offered to him. I'm kind of baffled by this, because he used to eat everything on his plate before this. And other than having trouble getting the whole chewing thing down, he eats really well. I really don’t know what to do. I’m at my wits end, not sure if I’m doing the right thing thing or making matters worse. It will at the very least give you peace of mind, and will probably help you and your daughter get back on the right track with food and eating. Here are some links to get you started: http://www.eatright.org/findanexpert and https://www.feedingmatters.org/find-help-in-your-area. But he has regressed to only eating fruits, carrots, and peas. We are really worried about it. The class bully also said something about her being fat (which she’s not). she just out right refuses and just sits at the table until we send her to bed. I don’t know anyone in Poland…you could try the Facebook group Feeding Bytes–I think they are based in Europe. All Rights Reserved. Speech delays should be investigated sooner rather than later. I still give him mostly soft foods so he doesn’t choke. And if that doesn't work, she will eat off my plate because obviously "my food is better and different than what I gave her" lol (I always sneak her portion into my plate and she'll eat it) Kids..... My 3 year old hasn’t been eating much either. My 3 y/o daughter won't eat. He will occasionally eat a few bites of pancakes and froot loops cereal. Really worried for her place suggest. Hello. I would offer only water between meals, try to offer 3 meals and 3 small snacks regularly through the day with no in-between foods. Make sure your child has plenty of opportunity to eat meals and snacks on a predictable schedule. Hi , my 4 year old son ate a lollipop and swallowed the gum and I quickly noticed his face expression and I told him gum is bad for you and for the past 2 weeks he refuses to eat . In the meantime, be sure to read my picky eating posts here on my blog (just search “picky eating”) and be sure to download my Do’s and Dont’s of Picky Eating (on the sidebar of the blog page: http://www.JillCastle.com/blog/). Given your son’s age and current weight, there may be some things that are off that need to be addressed–portion sizes, for example, or structured meals. It might just be that he’s “off” cheese for now…not unusual for a toddler to do this. There’s a reason and getting to the bottom of that will help. A 6-Step System to Help. This concern is bigger for parents of what I call the “Accidental Vegetarian.” My 3 year old happens to be one of these! It worked for 2 days and then the same story. When animals don’t eat enough, they must rely on their fat reserves for energy. He is young and it is very typical to see erratic eating–just keep providing 3 meals/3 snacks per day so he has several opportunities to eat throughout the day. My 4 year old is extremely picky when it comes to eating. He slowly start eating better but still not 100% do I do wrigh thing to give him time limit and no other food if main meal wasn’t finished. You may need to work with a feeding specialist or nutritionist who can help your child branch out to new foods and learn to tolerate those textures. He won’t eat anything he use to. Good luck! Once he gets some real food in him, he is a different person. I think you’d have more success that way, as this forum is for general topics and I am only able to give general guidance here. We are concerned that she is not getting the nutrition she needs, but also it causes some issues. She never eats breakfast or breakfast items and that worries me because I read once and heard many times that having breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If a child has multiple food allergies, you can bet there are many food restrictions and diet limitations, which can lead to narrowed food selections and boredom. alexasmama07. If I give her the spoon she tries to eat with it but gets nothing in her mouth, and she will adimantly refuse it if … Hi Alda, He won't touch his plate, then after dinner I save his plate in the microwave. My five year old daughter wont eat to the point that my wife and I are at our wits end! I am not sure if I should cajole him or get angry on him. He never eats fruits and vegetables. Most kids learn to eat before the timer goes off; just reassure them with the timing of the next meal/snack so they understand another eating session is in the future. One day he’ll eat a strawberry and say these are good, and then the next day he’ll tell me he doesn’t like them anymore. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to get my 3 year old son to eat? In these cases, often a feeding therapist (speech language, or occupational therapist) can be very helpful–but, the process takes time and consistency. He’ll come around (hopefully). My son is beyond the “normal” picky stage and is very sensitive to texture and smell. Leila, Having a sensitivity to certain food characteristics can limit the diet, leading to poor eating and nutrition. My daughter just turned 3 and has always been a good eater. but she refuses all the food i have tried….Please help? When you are on a budget, do you just suggest letting her pick out new things as the store? My son is 18 months old, some days he eats fine regular adult meals, some days he wants to skip meals, he is just abt his normal height and weight. 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