Parenting: Light at the End of the Tunnel for Picky Eaters

To the parents of fussy eaters, I just wanted to say that there is light at the end of the tunnel. When Aristotle started eating solids, we had a rough time feeding him. He didn’t like a lot of food and there was a lot of stress over his lack of enthusiasm for food. AsContinue reading “Parenting: Light at the End of the Tunnel for Picky Eaters”

Healthy Cooking, Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle

Those who know me will know that cooking is not my forte. To state it simply – I loathe it. For me, a meal is just something to get you through the day. Dessert, on the other hand, is something else altogether, but now that I have kids, that’s also a different story. I haveContinue reading “Healthy Cooking, Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle”

Gareth on Solids – After the 1st Month

Gareth has been on solids for a month now and we’re making good progress.  Although we had a bit of a tenuous start, I’m glad to report that things have picked up quite nicely. When starting babies on first foods, one of the general recommendations I’ve read is to start with vegetables first before movingContinue reading “Gareth on Solids – After the 1st Month”

First Foods: Gareth on Solids

It is amazing that you can have two children and find that they are completely opposite of each other.  Gavin never really got into the whole “checking everything out with his mouth” although it is apparently a phase many babies go through – they like to put things into their mouth to “explore” since theContinue reading “First Foods: Gareth on Solids”

Toddler Behaviour: Food Intolerance

Gavin’s a picky eater.  He has been ever since he started balking at solids around about eight months.  I would even venture to say that he’s almost as bad as Leta on Dooce – at least that’s how bad it feels like these days.  Gavin has a gag reflex that would put a Bulimic toContinue reading “Toddler Behaviour: Food Intolerance”

Toddler Nutrition: The Toddler Detox Program

Some time back I wrote a post about “zero calories versus empty calories“.  Unfortunately for us, we went the way of the empty calories in order to get Gavin to eat.  Particularly recently, that mistake has come back to haunt us.  Gavin has gone from eating certain favourite foods to only desiring junk food.  HeContinue reading “Toddler Nutrition: The Toddler Detox Program”

Sneaky Chef: Carrots in Your Cupcakes

After my last attempt to add spinach to chocolate brownies, I promised to try another of the free recipes from The Sneaky Chef This time I tried the Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins.  Once again, I got Gavin to help me – which he was only too eager to do. Once again, I made someContinue reading “Sneaky Chef: Carrots in Your Cupcakes”

Toddlers with Fussy Appetites – What's the Cause of it?

Hubby read an article in The Star today about Picky Eaters and brought it to my attention.  It was an interesting article, although I don’t think it really sheds that much light on Gavin’s case.  I’ve reprinted it below because The Star often archives their old articles and the articles become very difficult to access. Continue reading “Toddlers with Fussy Appetites – What's the Cause of it?”

Fussy Eaters, Probiotics and Pediasure

Gavin has been ill recently and, as most toddlers usually are when they’re ill, he wasn’t really eating much.  As a result, there had been a noticeable “flattening” of his cheeks and belly which was a huge cause for alarm for Gavin’s grandparents.  Although I was always confident he would return to his usual eatingContinue reading “Fussy Eaters, Probiotics and Pediasure”