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13/04/2010, 10:20 PM
My 18 month old son has gone off his dinner and breakfast for some unknown reason. Unless we give him baked beans. I know they are good for you but that's all he wants. He wont eat anything for dinner unless it is baked beans. He has been doing this for a couple of days now. I sit him down and try and give him what everyone else is having for dinner (he hs always been a good eater) but he wont open his mouth and if I do get some in he just spits it out. I dont want him to go without dinner so I open a can of beans and he eats the lot. Tonight I did this again and then tryed offering him his other dinner that everyone else was eating and he spat it out. What do I do? I hope I'm not making him into a fussy eater by giving in and giving him what he wants.
14/04/2010, 06:33 AM
My eldest went through this phase too...it probably is not fantastic as they are not getting everything they need but there are worse things they could be eating.
Maybe try and grab a multi-vitamin for your little one, and keep trying to offer a real meal before handing over the beans.
14/04/2010, 06:47 AM
It’s probably just a phase like previous poster suggested, keep trying and offer regular foods. Have you tried grating some veg in the beans? What about making homemade baked beans with veg. DS loves homemade baked beans.
14/04/2010, 08:15 AM
Maybe make lunch his main meal so give him what you would want to give him for dinner, as lunch instead. Then I wouldn't mind the baked beans for dinner. What have you tried for breakfast? Toast, cereal, porridge? What about baked beans on toast!
14/04/2010, 09:44 AM
Thanks for the replies. I really hope it is a phase. I will try giving his dinner at lunch thanks for that suggestion.
15/04/2010, 11:55 AM
i just posted a question along much the same lines,
my daughter is eating nothing. niente.
fruit a nibble here a nibble there.
she is cutting teeth but i can get nothing in.
im desperate, it is really worrying me, and frustrating me!
she wakes in the middle of the night hungry, which after a while gets hard to deal with,
but she has not eaten and i do not have the heart to let her cry though the night to eat breakfast. maybe i need to try it?
im not sure. im really not comfortable with it.
Like your little one she ate and behaved perfectly until she got sick ( UTI ) and started teething, now everything is upside down and back the front!
maybe we need to not worry so much ?????
15/04/2010, 07:48 PM
OMG OP this is my son to a T!!! I have been drizzling a few baked beans on his regular dinner. He picks the beans off and leaves the rest. Oh well...he'll live. He will also eat toast so sometimes I give him other things on toast and let him scrape it off. I'm not going to freak about it but I also don't want him to think he will get beans every night. I let him have some pureed fruit or a yoghurt and some milk afterwards if he has at least eaten one mouthful of something. It is stressful but he is my second and after having so many dramas with my first who is now a good eater I am trying to just stay zen about it all. I do often think I should just throw all the food I make him straight on the floor myself though (minus the beans) and cut out the middle man
15/04/2010, 07:59 PM
He'll get over it. Keep offering other items on the plate - bits of vegies etc... He'll come around. Don't stress. He's only 18 months. My DS1 was the same, and now eats most things we present (oh - except tonight, but that's another story). You're not a bad Mum!
15/04/2010, 08:02 PM
My kids used to like my home made BB recipe. You could try cooking your own.
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