Hey...a lot of toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners end up here. It is not your fault. Every kid has their own unique challenges, and you happen to be dealing with food here. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel, I promise.Your little one may benefit from an evaluation with a pediatric feeding therapist. Feeding therapists are Speech Language Pathologists or Occupational Therapists and do an amazing job at assessing the many factors that can cause extreme picky eating or problem feeding. (Google "SOS feeding therapist near me" to find someone by you.)It honestly never hurts to just get an evaluation (it's usually covered by insurance, too). This way you can get feedback on any areas that may need some extra attention.And, it's so helpful to have a knowledgeable professional in your child's corner! Their experience and training can help put you at ease. Plus, they take the burden off you so you don't have to deal with this all on your own.I also have something to help you on your journey with your picky eater! Details will come to your inbox!
Okay, so they're a picky eater. The good news? You CAN get them eating a wider variety. Oh, and just so you know... there's a genetic component of picky eating. AND, it's super common for the toddler and preschool age range. So if you were thinking this was somehow your fault? Nope. My son is extremely picky and I've totally wondered, "what did I do wrong???" I've had those moments of feeling like a crappy mom, when I resort to chicken nuggets again, because I know he'll eat it.But not to worry! I've got your back -- now more than ever -- because very soon I'll be offering the BEST picky eater support you could ask for.This is the year you take back dinner time and leave the buttered noodles behind.Keep an eye on your inbox -- help is on the way!
Hey! Your little one is doing great with food. They may still have some strong preferences with their food, like something one day and not the next, or sometimes have a low appetite. But overall, I wouldn't stress about their variety! Keep introducing new things in a no-pressure way.Since your little one doesn’t need a ton of picky eating help, you can go ahead and get adventurous with feeding them. Offering a wide variety of foods will continue to prevent pickiness AND get them good nutrition. Grab a copy of my Breakfast + Lunch + Dinnertime Survival Guide Bundle to get easy, healthy meal ideas and recipes to make healthy meals without any stress!