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5 Year Old And Food/eating Aversions
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My son is very picky and sometimes he just doesn't want food at all. I'll offer food over and over, his favorites, new foods, fast foods, junk foods, sometimes NOTHING works and he just won't eat. Sometimes offering junk food or fast food does the trick but he mostly just doesn't seem to want food. We're giving him pedicure, he's always been a skinny mini (his dad was SUPER skinny as a kid too) but I know that he's almost underweight so I want to know if this is common? What are some of the… read more

posted February 8
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Thank you so much for your comment

posted February 8
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Hello Chelsea! My son used to have food aversions when he was a little boy, however, we never experienced the not wanting to eat food at all part. Over the years, he has been able to overcome some of it, he actually eats bananas which he used to dislike. He also eats some vegetables and fruits. His appetite increased with puberty, so he was willing to try new things. He starts by eating what he doesn’t like first and saves his favorite for last. I never gave up trying but I tried not to forced him either.

I hope you soon find a plan that works with your child since what might work for some kids probably won’t work for others.

posted February 8

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