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  • #43044

    Hi Mom’s! I’m needing some advice/suggestions on how to get my picky 10 year old son to try new foods. I’m not sure why he is so picky because nobody else in the household is. I’m not talking picky on a few items of food I’m talking a huge wide variety of foods he will not eat or eat anything containing the ingredients.

  • #43560

    I am forunate that my oldest is an easy eater, he just eats super slow. Anyway do you know why he does not want to eat certain ingredients? Is it texture? Taste? Does he think certain food are bad for him?
    I am sure this is tough. Maybe finding out the reasons why, you can find different alternatives.

  • #43651

    I have a picky 2 year old eater that im slowly learning diff ways to get hit to try new things but its still very hard any tips

  • #43864

    MD.

    It is so hard if you have a picky eater! I am trying to reward my kid every time he eats!

  • #44261

    If your son is a healthy weight, and healthy in general, let this go. Let him outgrow this in his own way and time; don’t turn it into a control issue or it will be harder and more complicated to change.

  • #44281

    I’ve seen this issue a lot with kids with sensory issues or ones that are on the spectrum and don’t like changes, including changes in foods, and will only eat the same foods. It’s so hard when people try to give advice like “they’ll eat when they’re hungry” and “don’t give in, just make them eat what you’re eating.” It’s not that easy. My sister tried that with my nephew and he forced it down only to vomit after. I say just keep trying. Offer new things and see if he’ll take a bite or two. One bite here and there and sometimes they eventually like it. I did this with my son. As long as he tried i was happy. Then he could have something he liked if he really didn’t like it. It’s not a battle I wanted to fight so we don’t.

  • #44301

    I have always let my picky eaters help me shop at the store and make dinner as it seemed that they would eat better if I let them help out more in the kitchen

  • #47540

    I’ve definitely got a picky eater! I think most of her problem are the texture of different foods. I also have trouble with getting her to eat meat.

  • #47832

    can try rewarding your kid or finding another way to include those foods like blending or mashing them in or making them fun

  • #66116

    I have one child that is picky & one that will eat just about anything. When my son was really young his Doctor told me to let him eat the foods he was wanting…That the day would come whe he would want to try new foods…Well…that never happened…lol!

  • #66117

    I have one child that is picky & one that will eat just about anything. When my son was really young his Doctor told me to let him eat the foods he was wanting…That the day would come when he would want to try new foods…Well…that never happened…lol!

  • #84532

    If kids are hungry they will eat for sure. Also, try to give them healthy snacks.

    • #124238

      kim

      my son cqn be picky with foods he used to eat but wont anymore or has to want it he likes trying different flvors of stuff and gets bored withe the same flavor ,i change up his flavors and types of cereal and food if hes being picky

  • #105573

    Im having the same issues with my almost six year old

  • #110346

    I’ve had the same problem with my 6 years-old child. You need patience, it’s a matter of time. He slowly started to eat new foods.
    Take a look on http://www.esme.com it’s a web for mothers in US. I found it very helpful to me when I was in your situation. You can find support from other mothers there.

  • #113854

    HELP…my 10 year old only wants to eat cheese and chicken nuggets and toast. She likes peanut butter and cottage cheese also. She will not eat any kind of meat at all…never has. We have tried everything!

  • #115736

    My son too is a very picky eater and these are all great suggestions!

  • #126145

    My youngest son who is 3 is a very picky eater It is a challenge at times but I always get through it.

  • #134095

    Great advice!

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