Do you feel under pressure to make sure your child eats the right food? In today’s world of social media and advertising, it seems we’re being bombarded left right and centre with varying bits of advice about how to give your child a healthy balanced diet.
Then there are the other parents. I always thought the subjects of politics and religion were emotive topics that people would evangelise over passionately but never did I realise that what you feed your child could be such a divisive subject amongst your fellow parents.
But I get it… I do… you want the best for your child and therefore want to make sure you’re feeding them appropriately but that works gloriously in theory. In practice, what am I to do with my darling daughter who only seems to want to eat carrots!
Roast dinner, Yorkshire puddings, peas, gravy and carrots
She eats the carrots. (The dog seems to get the rest.)
Fish, Chips, Peas and Carrots.
She eats the carrots.
I’ve tried giving her food without carrots and all she does is complain and point towards the cupboard door as if to say:
“Oi, Father of mine, where on earth are my flaming carrots?”
Now I know this probably isn’t the most serious of eating issues, it could be chocolate, cake, chocolate cake (best of both world) or several fatty or sugar infused items. But it is so frustrating when we’re trying to do our best by Emily and give her the best start in life and all she actually wants to eat is…
… you guessed it…
I’m working on a theory that she’s going through a stage and she’ll start eating lots of other wonderful food stuff before she actually turns into a carrot. And she does seem to be inheriting her Dads love of sausages so there is hope yet.
Does anybody have any recommendations for how you deal with fussy eaters?