Munchkin has gotten picky. It’s a weird picky though. It’s not that she won’t eat chicken. It’s that she won’t eat chicken everyday. Some days she will and other days she won’t and you never know if she will or won’t. It’s kind of annoying. I keep giving it to her hoping she’ll eat it. It’s not just chicken. She used to LOVE cheese. Now she’ll barely eat it. It’s the same story with so many other foods.
I try not to worry about what and how much she’s eating. She gets a good breakfast. She eats two hard boiled eggs and a banana. Then she’ll have either oatmeal or yogurt and sometimes both. Then she’ll munch on Nana’s Belvita breakfast biscuits. She is well fed in the am. I feel better knowing she’s getting a solid start to her day.
The rest of the day could be hit or miss. Sometimes she’ll eat and sometimes she won’t. I’ve talked with other moms (all with more that one kidd0) and they assured me that they all freaked out when their first kid wouldn’t eat. They tell me that they became more laid back with their second. After all, a kid will eat when their hungry. I know their right but it doesn’t help me now. I still worry!
It doesn’t help that Munchkin will run into the kitchen saying “Eat! Eat!” and hang off the fridge because she wants food. I get frustrated that she’ll refuse everything I offer her. Unless it’s fruit, she’ll eat that every time. I can’t give it to her all the time cause I don’t want her poor bum to get all red and raw. Yogurt is another favorite. She also loves smoothies (I do too cause I put spinach in them!) Munchkin would love to snack on chips and cookies and cupcakes all the time. Too bad Mama doesn’t agree. So for now I continue to feed her what we’re eating and pray she’ll eat it. I hope she grows out this pickiness soon!
If you have a picky eater, how do you get them to eat?