What do you do if your lo doesnt want to eat their dinner?

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  1. porkypig

    porkypig Well-Known Member

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    Do you cook them something else or let just just eat what youve made and if they dont then thats it? my lo usually eats well but sometimes he does not want his dinner in the evevning or will only pick at it-what do you all do? x
     
  2. Zarababy1

    Zarababy1 4 boys. TTC #5

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    i leave them if they dont eat it, i cook them the same as i cook for me and hubby and nothing else x
     
  3. embojet

    embojet Molly and Ethan's Mummy

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    If I know it's something she likes, I wont make something else. I just let her get down, offer it one more time, then maybe give her a piece of fruit or something before bed.
     
  4. AppleBlossom

    AppleBlossom Guest

    I only make one meal. I found that if I leave her long enough she will eat it. She wouldn't starve herself if she was hungry. She tantrumed tonight because she didn't want her dinner. She had quite a big lunch though. In the end she had a yoghurt and an orange and I put her dinner in the fridge for tomorrow. I wouldn't have stood making another meal :)
     
  5. emerald78

    emerald78 Well-Known Member

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    I let my little one take control she is 13 months. If she doesn't eat all of her tea then I just carry on as normal and give her the usual yoghurt or fruit but (touch wood!) to date she has not been a fussy eater just eats when she is hungry and the amount she wants. I try not to stress over it and have faith in she will eat what she wants (within reason) when she wants.
     
  6. lousielou

    lousielou Mummy

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    I don't make him anything else, unless we're having something spicy which I know he doesn't like. If he doesn't want to eat, I leave it - it may be because he's had a late lunch or something. :)
     
  7. LoraLoo

    LoraLoo Pregnant with a Rainbow

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    Amy's quite fussy, as is my eldest daughter, but if they dont eat whats put in front of them, they dont get anything else made, although i will let them have a bit of fruit, cheese or yoghurt before bed,so at least theyve had something. Hoping the perseverance pays off! xxxxxx
     
  8. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    Much the same as the others, unless she was ill then I wouldn't make something else and she'll have something plain like weetabix before bed so she's had something to eat.
     
  9. xJG30

    xJG30 Tom & Mummy <3

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    Tom gets funny with his food sometimes so we usually try him with a bit of apple or grapes.
     
  10. andbabymakes3

    andbabymakes3 Just me and my girl

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    If she refuses to eat her dinner, I try not to make a big fuss. I still give her yogurt and fruit as normal when I have finished my dinner, but I don't make her anything different (although I might give her a little snack with her bedtime bottle).

    She usually has a big breakfast, and if she doesn't eat much lunch she will have a snack mid pm, so over the course of the day she eats plenty.
     
  11. mama2b

    mama2b Mummy & TTC

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    If its something he has never had before and he really didn't like it then I would offer give him some extra salad, sandwich etc but I wouldn't cook something else from scratch.

    If he was just being fussy and totally refusing his food I take it away and offer it to him 30min later, usually that does the trick.
     
  12. lollylou1

    lollylou1 Mummy to Belle and preg

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    i dont ever make an alternative, i may give her a more substantion desert like fruit and a yoghurt instead of just one!
    Lou
    xxx
     
  13. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    If she doesnt eat it then so be it. I dont offer anything else apart from maybe some fruit after.
     
  14. Lucy_lu_84

    Lucy_lu_84 Pregnant with #2

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    Much the same as the others! He doesn't get anything else, unless its something new and I think maybe he doesn't like it. Then he'd get a sandwich or toast or something.

    he tends not to want milk at bedtime, but I always try and get him to have some the nights he doesn't eat much dinner
     
  15. Siyren

    Siyren Guest

    when she was younger and jsut weaning i'd make her something else like a sandwich or toast.
    now she gets nothing else, we just move on to pudding (which is always either a yogurt or fruit)

    the other night she went to bed having completely refused her dinner and her pudding- she slept through so i assume she just wasnt hungry.
    she ate normally the next day-
    she wont let herself starve
     
  16. joeyjo

    joeyjo Mum to 2boys, growing #3

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    If he refuses completely or barely touches it I take it away and let him down before offering again 40min later.

    If he eats half or more & a dessert (fruit, yog, rice pud etc) was planned then that still gets offered.

    I never make a different meal.

    He gets supper each eve which is usually bread and butter or leftover dinner or a banana & a biscuit.
     
  17. dizzyisacow

    dizzyisacow wife,mother & myself

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    i just leave it until he does want it, sometimes he just isnt hungry! if its something new though or something he might not like then ill make something else.
     
  18. OmarsMum

    OmarsMum Well-Known Member
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    I give him yoghurt & a cheese slice
     
  19. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    i never make a fuss, normally because she eats so well, and just offer her fruit and yoghurt afterwards. it's mainly because she's had a bigger lunch, i wouldn't cook her anything else as long as i no she likes her dinner.
    now she's older i find it easier because i ask her want she wants for lunch and dinner, that way she eats it :D
     
  20. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Much the same here, if I know she likes what I have offered, then I just give her yoghurt / fruit / a sugar free biscuit / some cereal when I have finished eating my meal. Generally though, anything more substantial like toast or cereal gets rejected if the main meal has been. I trust her to eat the amount she needs.
     

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