It seems at 15 months old our daughter has become a fussy eater. Oh, the joys of feeding a toddler.
If you remember way, way, way back (probably a year ago) we tried our hand at baby led weaning. In September 2016, I got a job for 3 months and our parents were not comfortable continuing this method. Consequently, we reverted to spoon feeding Ava. While she will eat chicken and a couple other items by hand the majority of her food is mashed or from Ella’s Kitchen pouches.
We went on holidays to Disney World for two weeks in May 2017. Upon arriving home, Ava refuses to eat, it is a constant battle. She loves porridge so her breakfast is the only meal of the day she will eat calmly and in full. Lunch and Dinner are a struggle, I have to force the spoon near her mouth in order for her to taste. After that, it is touch and go if she will eat the meal or not.
I get annoyed and frustrated at this method and start to compare her eating habits to babies of the same age. After 2-3 weeks of struggling, I have decided that beside her breakfast, every other meal and snack will be given whole so Ava can feed herself.
We started feeding a toddler, on Tuesday 20 June 2017, I will attach some Instagram story pictures to show examples of her meals.
Tuesday 21 June 2017
Wednesday 22 June 2017
Thursday 23 June 2017
Sunday 26 June 2017
Monday 27 June 2017
Overall, I’m unsure if any progress has been made over this week. Ava seems to be eating less food than before. As a result, for week 2, I want to try some of the same meals again. This will give Ava a good opportunity to taste and feel the textures again. Oh, the joys of feeding a toddler.
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