My 8 year old panda girl is such a picky eater. I don’t recall being a picky eater myself; there were only a few things I didn’t like. Onions, bell peppers, mustard and ranch dressing were the only things I dislike. It’s an ongoing battle with this little panda. One day she like it and the next she doesn’t…

I’ve read multiple posts about how to make your kid less picky but none of the options seems to work for me. One was to introduce them to new foods little by little and pairing it with a food item they already like and eat. Another method was to give incentives. Lastly, my cousin recommends blind folding; none worked.

Currently, she has been living on PB&J. I would make a full dinner or we go out to eat and give her the options to try, if she declines then I tell her when we get home you can make yourself a sandwich. She hates ham and cheese, so it’s been PB&J. I’m hoping she gets tired of it and get over her picky eating habits.

As a tired parent, I will not cater to this kid.

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8 Replies to “Picky Eater”

  1. Mine were the same but as they grew older they started trying more food. Also when I allowed my kids to help worn the cooking they seemed more inclined to eat what they had helped prepare – funny! Might be worth a try… X

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  2. I was a picky eater and I know it drove my mom crazy. Nothing worked for her, either. Eventually, she gave up and decided that as long as I was eating and the doctor said I was healthy then there was nothing wrong with me. As an adult, I’m still a little picky, but it also turns out I’m genetically predisposed to taste bitters, so I’m more likely to have negative reactions to certain foods. Which explains my childhood pickiness. Good luck!

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      1. I did the genetic testing through 23andme. They have 2 or 3 tests that involve taste. Though it’s also possible that as she’s getting older she just wants more control over what she eats, kind of like a teenager wanting to do what they want to do. I hear it’s starting earlier and earlier, so even though my oldest is not yet 4 I’m terrified!

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      2. I will have to look into this taste test! Prior to her starting day care I actually didn’t expose her to fast food (McDonald’s, Burger King, etc.) cause I don’t eat it and it’s just so bad in my opinion. My grandma fed her Vietnamese food only until she passed. Once I had started her in daycare, her appetite changed and she became a picky eater. I’m hoping that this is just a phase. I have a 5 month old and I’m terrified too!

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