Can a 15 mo be this picky about food already? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 09-13-2008, 12:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
spmamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,283
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My DD is about to turn 15 months and seems to be getting pickier about food every day. She loves beans, rice, Cheerios and cheese. Just about everything else is suspect. Some days she'll eat a ton of peas... then she won't want to eat them at all. This morning she had a fit when I gave her cut up peaches... but then ate the same peach at lunchtime when I gave her a big hunk. This afternoon, however, she refused to eat a hunk of pear (even after signing that she wanted to eat). She'll sign "eat" or "more" to indicate that she's hungry, but then refuses anything I give her... :

A little background... she still nurses like crazy (thank goodness I don't have to worry about her nutrition!), was a pretty high-needs babe, has always been a self-feeder and didn't really touch many solids until she was about 14 months old.

Please reassure me... tell me that this is normal at this age... everyone else I know has a baby that will eat anything.

SAHM to DD (6/07) and DS (10/09); happily married to DH since 2/04 .
spmamma is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 09-13-2008, 12:39 AM
 
angrypixiemama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: CNY
Posts: 653
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DD was the same way. Still at 21 months there are days when she only wants to eat peas or white beans or "potsa" (pasta). I just go with it. I offer her many different things and show her her options, but I don't want to force foods on her either. We grew up having to eat at set times and certain things, and both my brother and I have had food issues. DD still nurses, which is very reassuring to me too.

Don't worry, mama. Your baby is doing great!:

Jill :, partner to DH:, mother to DD 11/06 :, DD 2/2010 .
angrypixiemama is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 09-13-2008, 12:58 AM - Thread Starter
 
spmamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,283
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks angrypixiemama! This has been a real source of stress for me lately. I don't want to create food issues, but I also have a fear of setting her up to be "one of those kids"... you know, the ones who only eat three foods. I know it's all in my head, but it's a real fear of mine.

SAHM to DD (6/07) and DS (10/09); happily married to DH since 2/04 .
spmamma is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 09-13-2008, 11:26 PM
 
curvyred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 257
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Totally normal! My little man used to eat any and everything until he was about 14 months old. All of the sudden, he turned into a picky eater and does exactly what you talked about--the best breakfast food in the world will be refused at dinner as the most vile thing ever.

I keep putting out the food, several things at a time, and make sure I include at least one food I know he will always eat. Sometimes just eating something he likes kind of "primes the pump" and once he starts eating, he will keep eating.

Sometimes I use my mama wiles and hold out a piece of something for him to eat from my fingers, and that gets him going.

It's totally normal, but totally frustrating. Keep hanging in there though--DS is 17 months old and still eating fairly well, despite the pickiness.
curvyred is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 09-13-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Ruthie's momma's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Monument, Colorado
Posts: 1,268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like your little one is a normal toddler! My almost 15 mo eats in a similar fashion. Her favorites foods are mainly cheeses, fruits, and veggies. She is super particular about grains and meats. So, I try to offer whole grain pastas and cheerios for the grain category. She is even less interested in meat...she loves salmon and turkey...but, will usually spit out beef!

Libby blahblah.gif, momma to my precious little girl (6/29/07) 
                        and wonderful little man (12/1/10)

Ruthie's momma is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 09-13-2008, 11:52 PM
 
beingmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My DS still barely eats solids at all. He likes banana and apple but usually only a few bites a day.

Read the book "My Child Won't Eat" by Carlos Gonzalez. It will calm any fears you have about how much a baby should eat (amount and variety).

Wife to DHguitar.gif, Mama to DS1 luxlove.gifribbonjigsaw.gif (06/2007) and DS2 baby.gif (06/2013), missing babies (mc 08/2006 @ 5 weeks) and (missed mc 06/2012 @ 11 weeks)

 

 

 

beingmommy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off