As you know, Princess turned two-years-old in October. I am having an issue with feeding her. I don't know if I did the wrong thing as she was beginning to eat or if this is normal for a toddler. If I handled it wrong, I would like to know now so I can do things different with The Little Guy. So here is my story. Give me your input please.
When Princess started eating baby food, she would eat any kind of vegetable and fruit. After a while she began to refuse baby food, but didn't have enough teeth to chew most "adult" foods. For veggies, I gave her those veggie puffs from Gerber or I would put veggies in plain yogurt and she would eat it that way. We never really gave her meat. She continues to eat fruits no problem.
Now that she can eat almost anything, I can not get her to eat any vegetables or meat. She used to eat tomatoes (fruit/vegetable? Who really knows?), but now she won't eat those either. Other than fruits, she eats mostly "noodles" (pasta with milk, butter, & Parmesan cheese), peanut butter and jelly, grilled cheese, bread with butter, pancakes, and waffles. She drinks about 4 cups of whole milk in a day. (The doctor recommended whole milk because of how petite she is.)
The other day I tried putting some of Little Guy's squash on a grilled cheese. She noticed it after one bite and refused to eat any more of it. I tried a bite of it and it was terrible.
At her 2-year check with the doctor, he asked what she eats and I told him. He just said that is a "toddler's diet". So I was not concerned. I am still not too concerned because I hear of kids who are picky eaters all the time. I think the biggest thing for me is I make Hubby and I dinner. I make her something different. And then of course Little Guy gets something else.
I know you are going to tell me to be a "meanie" and make her eat what we are eating, aren't you? That's OK you can tell me that, but if you have any other wisdom or encouragement please share that too.