*** I actually wrote this post in 2011. Now here I am, 2018 and I have a very picky eater toddler. I have implemented some of my tips and added a little more info from what I have learned and what works with her.
Do you have a picky eater at home? I have a picky eater husband, but what if your kids are picky eaters and simply refuse to eat what you put in front of them? You could decide to make everyone in the house their own separate meal and just open a restaurant in your home. Except you won’t get the benefit of actually getting paid, and forget about a tip! That is not a realistic life. Who has the time?
Being picky is just a step of being a toddler. They don’t gain weight as quickly when they hit this age, and are on the go-go. They are more worried about running around than sitting down to a full meal. They don’t have the attention span, they would rather snack through out the day, than interrupt their fun times. Toddlers aged 1-3 years only need 1,000 – 1,300 calories a day, but they may not get all of those calories in one day, but the next they might get 2,000. Aim for a well balanced week, rather than stressing about it everyday. Remember, the size of their stomach is approximately the size of their fist.