Originally Posted by WC_hapamama
I second the "myob" approach.
My not quite 4 year old is an extremely picky eater. His only protein intake are Aidell's chicken and apple sausages, breaded chicken, fruit flavored yogurts, and cheese. The only vegetables I can get into him on a regular basis are in the form of spaghetti sauce and pumpkin in quick breads.
He is not one of those kids who will just eat anything if he's hungry enough, and starving him until he'll eat what I want him to eat doesn't exactly improve his behavior. Not a hill I'm ready to die on.
my 4yo is soooo picky and will go all day without eating if she doesnt like what is being served.
Originally Posted by felix23
If you just saw my dd eating out or at other people's houses, you would think she ate nothing but sugar. She just won't eat when we aren't at home, so I feed her healthy stuff before we go, and don't really care what she eats once we are there. We just went to a birthday party today and all she ate was the icing off the cake and ice cream. But before we went she ate turkey, cheese squares, carrots, and apple slices. The funny thing is that when we came home we made cookies for a dinner at church tomorrow, and I put up pictures on FB of her licking the bowl!
It never occured to me that people would think she only eats sugar. I guess I need to start posting pictures of her eating carrots!
in our home, my dd1 has the best diet... whole foods, raw almond butter made fresh at home, sprouted grain bread, coconut milk yogurt, fresh free eggs, no dairy, a greens smoothie everyday.... but she really dislike most anything we eat anywhere. she dislikes ANY sauce, butter or dressing. she dislikes most breads, hates peanut butter, doesnt like tomato sauce...etc etc
so if we are out and she wants ice cream... she gets it.. she eats so well at home I dont worry about it. plus, what am I going to order her? plain noodles? plain rice? that gets old.
but I can guarantee that some of my friends think she has a horrible diet. all they ever see her eat is cookies, birthday cake, and french fries... one even made a comment once about all the sugar my kid eats.
kills me... but who cares.
Originally Posted by One_Girl
I have seen many preschool children who have many teeth removed and cavities filling their mouths because they didn't brush adaquately. My dd's friend has had two root canals and has one false tooth and my mother's friend has a grandson who had to have four root canals and had some of his adult teeth affected by his bad diet before they even grew in and he was only four.
not to be the defensive but dd1 was exclusively breastfed until past one year, and never had anything but organic whole foods past that.... she had two root canals on genetically weak teeth at 3. my husband has horrible teeth adn his mother and father both had horrible teeth. so it *can* be genetics.
I have great teeth, I didnt get my first cavity until I was 21! and I was raised by a single mom who thought twinkies and dingdongs made a great side dish to tv dinners with koolaid. so..... just saying that teeth issues have a lot to do with other things too.