I'm starting to dread meal time with Kiel. He is the pickiest eater I have ever seen. And he is only 15 months old!
I have no idea what I am doing wrong!
He won't even try most foods.
Besides the boob, soy milk or formula, this is what he will eat:
pancakes or waffles
pb&j sandwiches (most of the time)
chicken nuggets (most of the time)
carrots (most of the time)
hot dogs (sometimes)
baked beans (sometimes)
and of course cookies, cake, candy etc.
To add to the difficulty, he is allergic to milk products so cheese, regular yogurt, etc. are out.
There are no fruits that he will currently eat. Not even bananas! Don't all kids love bananas?
When he was eating baby food I made all of it myself. I gave him a pretty good variety of fruits and vegetables and there really wasn't anything he wouldn't eat. He loved fruit then and most vegetables.
I keep buying new things and trying them with him, and he refuses to even put them in his mouth. I try not to pressure him. I offer it to him several times as the "experts" suggest. I pack a combination of things I'm pretty sure he will eat and a couple things I'm not sure of when I send him to daycare. At home I usually offer a variety of things as well, although sometimes I'm so tired of the struggle that I just give him what I know he'll eat. Although this weekend he wouldn't eat pb&j, so that isn't a guarantee either.
Noah at this age ate pretty much everything we offered him. He's picky now, but I think he's fairly typical of most kids his age.
I'm worried that Kiel isn't getting enough to eat now. And he's definitely not getting the right nutrition. I'm giving him formula to drink instead of water or juice just so I know he's getting something. I'm not really sure that's the right answer though.
I have his next checkup soon, so I'll ask the doctor, but I doubt they'll have any more to offer than keep trying.
So what do all you mom's and dad's do? Any suggestions on things I can try?