Those of us with fussy eaters know that sometimes it feels as though nothing is going to work. We asked you, our Huggies Mums, to offer some tips and advice.
Here’s what you said!
I made my son’s veggies look funny and added some cheesy sauce and he gobbled it up.
My bub likes eating honey on carrots.
One of mine lived on tuna mornay for his entire toddler years and he turned out fine.
Turn anything into pancakes! mix pureed veggies even.
Tuna Mornay! My son loves it and can eat it anytime during the day.
Just give them what they will eat, save yourself the stress. Offer them a little bit if something new on the same plate as what they will eat and get then to try the new food before they are allowed to eat their usual food.
Put the food they aren’t keen eating on a plate with your food and eat it in front of them and show them that you like it and offer them some… I did this with my bubby and she loves everything I cook for her.
My 12-month old is a brat with food. So she has the same 3 meals every day until she can tell me what she wants. Eggs for breakfast, Pastas for lunch, potato broccoli cauliflower and gravy for dinner
My toddler is tricky, he’ll love a dish one night, hate it next.
Let them eat whatever and hope they grow out of it soon.
Lamb cutlets!! My Tommy loves them and he can grab hold of them and chew away.
Best recipe ever is boiled pasta. Firstly, tip out the water from pasta then mix the pasta with shredded ham and tomato soup! All the kids love this and takes 2 seconds to prepare.
I give my daughter one of her music toys when she is having one of those nights. So we sing and she eats.
Make them look fun, make faces from the food, cover it with cheese sauce or tomato sauce or ask the eater what he/ she wants to eat and work around it.
Pastas seem to be a winner… for a while we had trouble with veggies.. little did the kids know in their boring old spag bol, there was buzzed up veggies through the sauce.
My daughter is a fussy eater, I have to bribe her every meal time. Also, if I put gravy on everything she loves it.
Whatever you eat, they eat too. They like to copy and distraction is great idea too.
Keep giving the foods you want them to eat, try different ways to prepare it. Let them know what they are eating!
Make it fun, colourful and tasty.
My bub loves eating spring rolls.
Let them help cook it, makes a lot of mess but it’s lot of fun. Otherwise, I just cut all veggies into strips and say they are chips… it’s amazing how well that works.
As long as we’re all eating together, my son will usually eat what we’re having. It did take us almost a year to get to this point.
I start to eat it first, then my 15 months daughter wants what I am eating! Works well for us!
I make my own steak and vegetable soup with animal pasta. it doesn’t look thrilling but it smells amazing and tastes fantastic!! Full of flavour! My very fussy 3 years old loves it!!
My daughter only eats plain pastas, plain rice, chicken and fish. She has a dairy and soy intolerance so I find this hard too. But at least I know what to cook each night.
Hide food in mince or mashed potato and cut veggies up till they’re tiny. It takes a couple of weeks to get used to a new texture/ taste.
I’m 20 and still a funny eater, sometimes it’s just their nature and you can’t change it. You just have to feed them what you know they like and hope they’re getting enough nutrients.
Try to make it fun. I hold up the broccoli and cauliflower and pretend to make them run away saying “No, no don’t eat me!” and my 2 year old loves it when she bites the head off. She also loves to eat sausages and nuggets with sauce, so I only put a little on the plate and make her eat some veggies before she gets more sauce.