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Advice For Dealing With Fussy Eaters

My Kid Won't Eat Anything That Is Not Crunchy!

This post was submitted by an anonymous member in our A Place to Vent group.

Recently my two-year-old daughter won't eat anything that is not crunchy. I have tried vegetables that are not uber cooked, in hopes that they would still be crunchy enough but she just won't eat. All she wants is graham crackers, gold fish, cereal (with no milk), chips and anything else that crunches. I have tried to give her other food but she won't eat all day. I don't want her to go to bed hungry, so I eventually give her something that she will actually eat, i.e. crunchy food. The doctor has said she will grow out of texture issues but I am starting to worry about her nutrition. Has anyone else had this problem? Were you able to slowly introduce other food? Please help!

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Studio16 Studio16 7 years
Like starbucks, I'm not a nutritional expert, but yes, until she grows out of this phase, you might want to give her some supplements. Check with her pediatrician to find the best. Don't worry about it, every toddler goes through this phase.
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I heard that it's pretty common for kids to go through these stages. My uncle would only eat strawberry cake for two weeks straight when he was that age. They do usually outgrow it. I don't really want to hand out advice on nutrition, since I am certainly no expert. But she might need vitamin supplements for a while. But you need to talk to her pedeatrician about that. And since he's already said she'll probably be fine, don't worry too much. Just to ease your mind you could consult another expert, though.
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