Monday, November 14, 2011

Tips For Baby Feeding Magic

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Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what's for dinner? Check out their cute "Quest for Yum!" video and see what happens!

Little Bit is by far the world’s pickiest eater. Hubs and I are always on a quest to find things that he will eat. At first we were able to get him to eat a fruit, some dairy, and a carb. As of late we have backslid into mostly carbohydrates. Getting your toddler to eat a well-balanced diet is a constant struggle.  

Is there a magic antidote to picky eating? Nope. It seems to me that it is all about trial and error paired with consistency and patience. When I have been more successful at the food war it was because I followed that mantra.

Consistently offer nutritious choices.  Think of the food pyramid and keep at it! This video from Plum Organics is the goal. Babies and toddlers choosing the yummy nutritious foods over the icky stuff. 

Have patience when they turn their cute little noses up in the air. It can be so frustrating when you go to lots of trouble to make something special for your little blessing only to have it pushed away in disgust. I find a little prayer works pretty well at this point.

Trial and error comes from trying loads of different things. Even the same thing with a different texture can be a whole new world to a baby or toddler. Think of your old pal Dori from Finding Nemo and “Just Keep Swimming!”  I look for ideas for new foods for Little Bit in kid cookbooks, other Mommy blogs, and even Pinterest.

Lastly, keep in mind that if your Little Bit is active, happy, and growing that they are indeed getting enough calories. This is something I have had to re-focus on. Hubs and I are determined to get back to basics with Little Bit even if that means going back to baby food!  

What are your baby feeding magic tips? Do your child’s eating habits stress you out? What do you do to keep sane when your toddler goes on a hunger strike?

I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. To learn more about Plum Organics, visit their Facebook page


  1. I really do not like the stage when a toddler just picks one food to eat and nothing else. I went through this with all four of my children. The worst was my oldest at about 15 months would only eat cherry tomatoes. This lasted about two weeks.
    Needless to say I went crazy with worry.

  2. This is such a great post. All kids go through this stage and it is funny what they will and will not eat...

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  4. My Grandson is at that stage right now where he is getting picky. Not much fun!

  5. I chuckle everytime I see a new picture of your Little Bit...he looks like a little boy I NEED living next door to me! There's something about his face and hair that speak to my grandma heart...

  6. i'm lucky- mine ate everything! LOL

  7. Great advice and Little Bit is such a cutie! :)

    New follower via the Wild Wednesday Hop hosted by About A Mom! :)


  8. My grandson would only eat green beans when he was two. We would have to tell him that he couldn't have his beans until he at so many bites of whatever protein we were having that night.

    I am a new follower. Thanks!

  9. Oh did I have a picky eater. Around 18 months I discovered she liked smoothies. I bought a Vitamix and made all fruit and veg smoothies. Yeah at least something healthy was getting in her even if it wasn't solid. She started to sleep so much better.

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  10. Food garnishing was always my ace in the hole. Either making chickens or 3 Blind Mice from hard boiled eggs and singing a song about it at the table to a rabbit from a half a pair with carrot ears were tricks that got my kids eating.

  11. Feeding time is always a challenge! I always mess with the foods and make them into something funny, the kids will laugh and then eat :) Otherwise its'..well a challenge! lol

  12. I really need to be more patient with my boys but I just want them to have as many vitamins as biggest trick is cheesy boys will eat it all up :)