My son ONLY wants to eat saltine crackers. It’s almost as if when he hit 10 months he quit eating the baby food and wouldn’t eat anything that I fed him…EXCEPT crackers. I have tried it all. And when I say “it all”, I mean EVERYTHING! Every fruit and every vegetable I could think of.
He hates fruit. He hates veggies. He hates protein. He loves him some crackers. I have even tried the approach of…setting him in his high chair, offering him veggies, he refuses, I put him down, 20 minutes later he is crying because he is hungry, I put him back in the highchair, offer the same veggies, he throws it on the floor, and we repeat this process over and over.
I figure…if I stop giving in and stop giving him what he wants (crackers) then he will eventually have to eat something healthy.
Not this guy.
I honestly think he would rather starve.
I need suggestions. I told myself that I wasn’t going to let Bents get on a bad eating schedule (like P Man)…but here I am…struggling to get him to eat anything healthy. Ugh.
He does like mac n cheese. Again. Not so healthy, so that doesn’t help me much. And I have tried to sneak a veggie in there with it. He’s too smart. He picks it out…or eats the macoroni and spits out the peas.
I am a working mama and I don’t have time to make his food (as much as I would like to). But, I am running out of options here. He CAN NOT live off saltines.
So, I am curious…how do you mama’s get your kiddos to eat the veggies and fruits?