My daughter is 2 and a half years old, and is very fussy and lazy with her eating. i have no troubles with her eating her vegatables but she will not eat them unless they are still mashed up partly. she has tea before we do, if we sit her up at the table with us she will not eat, she has been a very routinal child with sleeping etc and her meals have fallen the same. i was wondering what i can do to transition her to eating meals with us and me not having to cook seperate meals for her, as i am still cooking all of her vegatables and a variety of meats for her. i will put food in front of her be it finger foods or foods with a spoon and she will just sit there, but will let me feed her i find her very lazy.
can you please make any suggestions
- Involve your daughter in the meal preparation, setting the table, choosing her plate or bowl etc. You are swapping attention at one time to another and then trying to her towards your meal time.
- Move your meals closer and closer together in time till you are eating together
- Read a bed time book about eating together