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Posted by: AL | 2006/04/07

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3-year old won't eat

My almost 3 year old son used to stay at a day mother She said that he ate all his food every day Over week-ends he wouldn't eat any solids, ie. meat, veggies, etc. He only eats joghurt,bread,noodles,and drinks lots of tea, milk and juice.
He recently went to a new play school and refuses to eat any solid foods I pack a sandwich and other treats for him that's all that he eats. He won't eaven eat porridge anymore. When you put food in his mouth, he makes himself "naar".
What can we do to get him to eat more healty food?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

He has become used to a certain diet and it is going to be difficult to change things quickly. Introduce one new food at a time. Make mealtimes happy and relaxed and don't force food on him. With time he will gradually start eating a more varied diet.

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Posted by: lyn | 2006/04/07

don't worry about it, a child has never starved themselves. Only thing you can do is not give him what he wants (eg sweets, milk etc) and then when he gets hungry (and he will) then he will eat solids. Make it fun also, make finger snacks and leave them for him to eat when he feels like it. If you are worried about him not getting all the nutrients that he needs then you can get him a supplement, my child has Sprinkle Vites and its wonderful-all natural-no sugar and nonsense and you mix it into their food. My daughter has been taking it for about 6 months now and her appetite has increased and she hasn't been sick once. (She's 2) Hope this helps

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