3 year old won't eat
11/23/2011 at 10:45 AM

Help! My 3 year old daughter won't eat. I fix her what she says she would like and she won't eat. My parents just say oh well, but it agrivates me a lot. She always gets away with not eating and I'm sick of it. I can't stand it! I want her to eat but I don't know how. Any ideas???

Offer food every two and a half to three hours. Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner. Clear away snacks after 10 minutes, no matter how much he has eaten, clear away meals when you are finished with meals. For naps, find some soothing music and every afternoon he can have quiet time on his bed for 10 minutes while the music plays. Same music every day. If he falls asleep, wake him up after about a half an hour.

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I'm not a fan of offering the same food until he eats it. Sometimes kids have an allergy to a food, and all they know is they don't like it. I knew one kid that refused to eat peanut butter, his mum just didn't make an issue of it. Then one day at pre-school they insisted that he try it. Anyphylactic shock and an ambulance ride, they're lucky he didn't die.

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