Lo doesn't seem to like veg

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  1. bambino156

    bambino156 Mummy

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    My lo doesn't seem to like veg, she will gum it and put it in her mouth but pulls a face, pushes it out and quickly loses interest. Whereas with fruit, although she has trouble chewing and swallowing it atm, she is much more persistant and actually tries much harder to eat it (i'm guessing because its much sweeter :winkwink:)

    How do the vitamins etc in fruit compare to those in veg? If lo was to eat more fruit than veg would she be missing out on lots of vitamins or is fruit able to provide an adequate amount?

    Thank you
     
  2. OmarsMum

    OmarsMum Well-Known Member
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    You can mix some veggies puree with tomato sauce & offer it to her with pasta. Do you offer her veggies in stews or just steamed?
     
  3. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    Gabriel does the exact same only opposite. He'll eat veg, but refuses fruit.
     
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    OmarsMum Well-Known Member
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    Omar is the same. He's ok with veggies but refuses fruits.
     
  5. bambino156

    bambino156 Mummy

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    Idk, I think I might actually prefer it if she liked veg but didn't really like fruit. I worry about the sugars in the fruit, I know veg has naturally occuring sugars too but as we all know fruit is normally sweeter to taste. I just don't want her developing a real sweet tooth where everything she eats has to be sweet and then this leading on to wanting sweets and sugary drinks all the time when she's older :nope:
     
  6. Mrs Doddy

    Mrs Doddy 1 pink 1 blue

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    i would say to keep offering a variety of veg, hv said that it takes 15 tries for them to actually decide if they like it or not
     
  7. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Offer them in things as well as just as they are. Ruby isn't a veg fan really but will eat them in sauces. I make a pasta sauce with tomatoes, but I also thrown in a finely chopped carrot and leek to up the veg content!
    Soup is another good one, dunk some bread in too. :)
     
  8. Miss_Bump

    Miss_Bump Well-Known Member

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    May sound odd but have you offered it on toast?

    Things like mashed carrot on toast is a big hit for Evie
    xx
     
  9. bambino156

    bambino156 Mummy

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    No I haven't tried that, thanks, i'll give it a go! x
     

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