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My DS has always been willing to try new foods and liked lots of different things.<br><br>
However, in the last few months (he's 3.5 years old) he has become the most picky eater I have ever seen!<br><br>
He will eat chicken, if it's prepared certain ways. He will eat egg whites. He will eat maybe a few other things. Oh, he loves M&M's of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: But NO fruits of any kind, and NO vegetables. Maybe half of a banana occasionally. And, he loves popcorn.<br><br>
Is this phase going to end or is this a personality trait coming through? Has anyone else experienced this before?<br><br>
He's coming out of a growth spurt where he ate CONSTANTLY. Maybe he has a reduced need for food now? I don't know and I know it's not productive to nag him but good grief - I keep buying foods he used to LOVE (blueberries and other fresh fruit) and he won't even touch them!
 

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Probably not what you want to hear but with my son its continuing at 5.5. It turned out to be sensory issues as well as weak oral-motor muscles so between texture sensitivity and low muscle tone finding something he can eat is an adventure.<br><br>
My daughter is 3.5 and went through a picky stage for about 2 months but is back to her normal, adventurous self.
 

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I don't have good news either. My 5 1/2 yr old used to eat practically anything as a toddler, but by around age 3 he started getting picky, and by 4 would hardly eat anything other than cheese. Like the pp, he too seems to have a texture issue. He wouldn't eat gumdrops he got for Easter, because they had the sugar coating on the outside. He often snubs foods that I thought all kids liked (like chicken nuggets or french fries).<br><br>
The most frustrating thing is he is <i>always</i> hungry. For dinner he'll have a bowl of honey nut cheerios, then a grilled cheese, an apple, some carrot sticks, and then at bed time he says "I'm still hungry". Problem is, he's eaten everything he likes! I've about had it by the end of the day, trying to find things for him to eat. We still make him at least try whatever it is we're having for dinner (tonight it was chicken and potatoes, and he only ate about 3 bites). UGH!
 
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