|Ethan is clearly not starving, but meal times are a constant|
battle... more often than not, we see this face...
I struggle to remember that the average two-year-old needs half the amount of food as the average one-year-old. He continues to gain weight and our peditrician says, don't let it become a battle, he'll eat when he's hungry. However, said peditriaican is not at our house at 9pm when Ethan wakes up and decides he's hungry. What then?
I think the true frustration comes from knowing that he used to eat most of these things. When he began pureed foods, he loved strained peas (something I couldn't understand). I made pumpkin puree and homemade pearsauce for him, which he gobbled up. And as we moved onto more solid foods, Ethan would devour fistfuls of whole blueberries. Even as little as two months ago he was eating hot dogs, fish sticks and pizza, all things he doesn't want now.
I'll admit that the freezer to microwave cooking is conveinent, but I want better nutrition for my son. I'd be only too happy to chop veggies and fruits instead tossing frozen french fries in the toaster oven and hoping that the mass amount of ketchup he is licking off the plate with his fingers counts as a vegetable!
So let's have it, any suggestions for my picky eater?