Your Toddler: 10 Easy Ways to Get Your Picky Eater to Eat!
While it may seem like your kid eats nothing but noodles and white bread, if you keep tabs, odds are you'll find he's less picky than you feared (he eats grapes and hot dogs, too!). So before you lose it over that untouched pile of broccoli, rest assured that your kid is probably getting most of what he needs. He's got more energy than a Chihuahua on three cans of Red Bull, so he's getting enough fuel somehow! And keep in mind that a toddler tummy is about the size of his fist, so don't expect him to eat Cheesecake Factory-size portions just yet. What you're thinking:"Now if only I could resist polishing off a 3,000-calorie plate of fettuccine!"
Everything you ever wanted to know and more about picky eating:
- 10 delish recipes even the pickiest eater won't be able to resist!
- 8 high-protein foods for picky eaters!
- 10 BPA-free sippy cups we love!
- "I'm jealous of your picky eater. My son can't eat at all."
- "I feed my kids whatever they'll eat, e.g., a LOT of mac 'n cheese!"
- How actor Dan Wells gets his kids to eat!
- "Help! My kid won't eat any veggies at ALL!"
- "I've got a picky eater in the family ... DAD!"
- Make these delish banana volcanoes! Yum!
- The scoop on toddler nutrition!
- Nanny 911's best advice for picky eaters!
- How to get your kid to try new foods.
- How to get your kid to eat veggies.
- Chat with other toddler mamas and papas about your kid on our Toddler Message Board!
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All kids grow and develop at different rates. So please don't compare your toddler with so-and-so's from across the street—you'll just drive yourself nuts. If you have any concerns, bring them up with your pediatrician at your kid's next checkup.