My 4 year old son will not eat anything besides Doritos and Gerber Wagon Wheels. When he was 2 years old he choked on a pizza roll and I had to shove my finger down his throat to get it out. Ever since then he is deathly scared to eat anything else. I have tryed not giving in to his Doritos thinking he will get hungry enough to eat something else. Didnt work - he went almost 3 days without eating anything before i gave in. We Have gone to OT therepist and they were little to no help. I dont know what to do. Im about to pull my hair out. I cry all the time because they one thing i want more in life is for him to eat. Someone please shoot me in the right direction on what to do...
Hi Casey sometimes we have to back off with Children make sure healthy items are available but do not serve them to him make sure you show enjoyment in eating the healthy food kids are usually curious about what we eat My Children both have learned to enjoy healthy foods .. when they saw me loveing a food they asked what it was I responded grown up food and of course they asked to try it .. he must be drinking something as well so maybe get some vitamin enriched drinks for him . I know the harder you try to get a kid to do something the more they resist Good luck Hugs Judy:)
He knows what all different kinds of foods are. I talk to him all day about it. We go to the grocery store together he is just litterally scared to put it in his mouth. We tried the eat meals around him and show him its not scary... his reaction was to puke. Drs say he has a heightened sences. We give him Pedisure throughout the day as well as vitaman chews (which he will eat because he thinks they are fruit snacks).
Be experimental, kids are still kids and they normally love interesting and catchy things. Try to cooked healthy foods in different way, by making it more artistic that can capture your sons' attention.
I wonder if you cut the food up really, really small he would take it better? Could he be afraid of the size? How about blender drinks, such as fruit smoothies? I imagine that acting as calm and unconcerned as you can would lessen the "drama factor" as well. He could be picking up on your understandable concern and it could be frightening him more too.
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