Audrey somehow manages to subsist on pears, milk and sunshine. The child will just not eat. So I turned to my fave baby instruction book: “The Baby Book” by the Sears folks. I’m a big Sears Family fan. They’re proponents of Attachment Parenting… which boils down to this: There are no shortcuts in parenting. Do it the hard way without weird gimicky tricks and it will pay off in the end. It’s a child-centered philosophy, which I like.
Anyway, their idea of getting a toddler to eat is to give them options. He is a big proponent of the snack tray. Put out a bunch of healthy snacks in a little tray and let your child graze all day. It has actually worked a little. And it’s really interesting how Audrey chooses something different to eat every day. Toddlers are darn picky by nature, and this little snack tray idea lets them be super finicky… but still eat something.
It’s working for now. I’m pulling less hair out, and sleeping more at night knowing she ate seven peas and a ravioli.