It is a quarter to four in the morning. For some reason I am WIDE awake. What do I do when I can’t sleep, well finish watching Argo which I feel asleep watching with Josh earlier tonight and looks up recipes that Ella may actually try. Here’s the problem, I can look up recipes day and night, but my kid does not like to eat.
Poor baby has a bad ear infection. When I took her to the doctor on Thursday, she was a whopping 20 lbs, full clothed with shoes on. Yes, she’s always been on the small side, but her eating habits lately are not helping and it’s starting to worry me. Though she looks proportional, compared to her friends at school, she is skinny.
As of late, she is not eating, well real meals. She’ll eat a bagel with cream cheese, Goldfish, yogurt, green beans, fruit, and blueberry breakfast bars. She may also eat chicken (now only in nugget form) or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We try to give her what we’re eating for dinner, nothing. We give her the same things we’re eating for breakfast and lunch, not a chance. She pushes her plate away. She won’t even eat mac and cheese or pasta both of which I can add extra veggies to for a nutritional boost.
I read about the great things other toddlers her age are eating, eggs, hummus, smoothies, meat, tofu, you know real food. She used to eat all of these things. She was actually more adventurous that I was. I know it’s a toddler thing to be picky, but it’s getting out of hand. I’m getting desperate.
When she won’t eat dinner, we try to stand our ground and not allow her any snacks so that she doesn’t think that it’s ok not to eat the meals we’re providing. Of course, then I feel guilty because she really does need any calories we can get into her.
Help! Suggestions please.
I welcome any and every suggestion you may have.