My dd is 2 next month, she was ebf for 8 months and then started solids with no problems... I was pretty happy how things were going until she got sick about 6 months ago. First she had diarrhea, so I started giving her plain rice, bananas, toast, etc. Right after that she got sick again and had to go on antibiotics. Since then her eating has changed... she ONLY wants plain rice, crackers, plain bread, pasta, no vegetables. She still eats some meats and fish ok, eggs no problem, some fruits, but is pretty picky about these things, it's hit or miss depending on the day. I am having a hard time getting her to eat any vegetables. She used to love broccoli. I used to be able to mix other things in with rice - beans, vegetables, etc. but now it must be separate or just rice. (we live in a heavy rice and beans country ). We avoid sugary things.
Is this just normal toddler-ness? She is still bfing so I haven't pushed cow milk, I have tried to get her to try yogurt, but that's not worked... cheese not really. I'm going nuts about trying to get vegetables, I always offer, and she sees me eating them, but no interest.
She also tends to want all her foods seperate - like the rice and beans can NOT be mixed. She will eat dried mango or pureed mango but will not eat fresh mango chunks - I think she doesn't like holding slippery things.
Any ideas? I don't really like the idea of "hiding" veggies in other foods... but sometimes I do put shredded carrot in her rice. Sometimes she tries to pick it out...
Do they just grow out of this?