Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:08 PM
It's so hard when the food issues are also accompanied by small stature isn't it? With my daughter (average height and build), I don't care if she eats or doesn't eat - I know she's not going to starve...but with my son (barely on the charts) I am more worried if he doesn't eat for days on end.
Besides the excellent advice above, I would just add that probably the most effective turning point for us re openness to different food was pre-school. The only thing my son used to eat was steamed rice and chicken. However when he started preschool, he started eating all sort of things - not usually for me mind you, but I knew he was eating them during the day because they told me he was. He's still fussy, but he's broadened out his 'at-home' eating to toast with vegemite, egg and strawberries (oh, this is besides the junk food he'll eat - I should clarify there's no problem getting him to eat mcdonald fries, icecream, chocolate etc). If you are thinking about sending him to preschool at some point, perhaps you'll find it helps your son become more adventuous too.
Good luck my dear!
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