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17 October 2010 @ 10:21 pm
Don't know how many of us are still around but I thought it might be fun to see and so I have a question for the group just for a few laughs.

I know that many children at the age our children are can become attached to a particular food item, or other food quirks... Ceridwen for example will always eat macaroni and cheese. She may turn her nose up at everything else but I've never seen her say no to mac & cheese. What food(s) does your child love or what food quirks does your child have (IE. the peas can't touch the mashed potatoes)? Ceridwen's quirk with food is that if she doesn't want to eat an item it can't stay on her plate. She has to move it to the table or floor, it's not enough to just not eat it, it can't even touch her plate.
Tina Annmagikaldragon on October 18th, 2010 05:38 am (UTC)
matthew isn't allowed to have a bowl or a plate... he will tip it over and spill it to the floor instantly... it makes it hard to teach him how to use a spoon and fork :(

he will pretty much never say no to bananas or mac n cheese...

he has to be so well supervised while eating that its exhausting to have a meal with him.
lucyinthesky08lucyinthesky08 on October 18th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
no bowls or plates for jude either. he does use a fork and spoon however.
rikkileerikkilee on October 18th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
at walmart i have seen plates and bowls with a suction base so it suctions to the high chair or table and the child cannot tip it over. it is definitely worth a try!
Tina Annmagikaldragon on October 18th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
I have them they don't suction at all.
Dawnfiredawnfire99 on October 18th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
I'd check Babies R us they have some that suction better than others.
Pretty Oneeternalneophyte on October 19th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
Ditto. They'll suction for about 30 seconds, then SMASH to the floor. We'll mess with a fork and spoon but rarely actually use it for its intended use.
lucyinthesky08lucyinthesky08 on October 18th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
Oooooh, right now Jude's thing is I will not lunch or dinner. But I'll scarf up my brekkie. It's frustrating. :( He's been doing this for the last week or so. I'm glad his doc's appt is on Friday so I'll mention it then.
Pretty Oneeternalneophyte on October 19th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
Teb's actually having food therapy and I was told this particular habit is very common and nothing to worry about as long as they're eating a lot when they do eat. I was told to keep offering food until he just didn't want anymore, then don't sweat it if he just picks or doesn't eat any more later. He's slowly eating more at his later meals and less at breakfast now.
Michellesoxgrlsdoitbest on October 18th, 2010 11:30 am (UTC)
Olivia has tried and liked just about everything she has had, but she will get in finnicky moods and turn her nose up to just about anything. Mac and cheese is also our go-to lol. No real quirks, but now that she has just about mastered the fork and spoon she will NOT let us feed her! Even if it's something slippery or she's having trouble, she MUST do it herself haha.
rikkileerikkilee on October 18th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
Melody will choose macaroni over anything. I have a cabinet full of her meals and I open it and let her choose what she wants. I have to hide the macaroni in the back so she can see what else her choices are instead of going directly to macaroni.
and it can't just be any macaroni, it has to be velveeta shells in the individual bowls.
and when she was just starting to eat this, she would get very impatient when it had to go in the microwave for 3 minutes, so we would start counting down at 20. I guess the main thing she would hear is nineteen and nine, because she grabs the cup of macaroni and points to the microwave saying, "NINE!!!" and then after we 'nine' it, and the microwave beeps, she beeps with it. It is quite silly.

We eat ALOT of pasta, so she is always eating some form of noodles. and she loves eating cubes of cheese.
rikkileerikkilee on October 18th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
oh, melody LOVES blueberries too, and they are out of season now so she hasn't had that many lately.

well, we went to the zoo and we were at the petting zoo area... there was goat poop on the ground and she picked it up, "blueberry!!" I stopped her from eating it, but it was quite a scene.
Dawnfiredawnfire99 on October 18th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Don't know if it'll work for Melody but Ceridwen will eat defrosted frozen blueberries. She loves them too. I also put them in pancakes for her and she'll gobble those up.
Beanbean668 on October 18th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
Maia loves blueberries too. Now that we can get fresh ones any more, we get the dried ones form Costco, and the freeze dried ones from Trader Joe's.
Dawnfiredawnfire99 on October 19th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
I have to say I had an ulterior motive for this thread. Not only did I want to see who was still out there from the April babies group but also I wondered if everyone else was dealing with goofy things about food. It's very refreshing to know that we are not alone.
Jamiejamie_marie on October 19th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
Ezra was a wonderful eater up until a couple of months ago. Now he's into the picky toddler phase.

He will almost always eat pasta and strawberries. He is completely obsessed with ketchup. I've had to start hiding it, because if he has any on his plate he forgos the other food all together and eats the ketchup with his fingers.