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    Ilovebeingadad
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    My three year old daughter won’t eat most foods, it’s at the point now where all she’ll eat with without a battle is jam sandwiches, Crisps as long as their cheesy based, yogurts and pastry off sausage rolls, but not the meat, I’ve tried all advice I can find such as hiding food and not letting her leave the table until its gone ect. Nothing works,  she will happily just stay their and pick what food she doesn’t like, I’m lucky with the fact that her Mum is incredibly supportive and follows anything I ask her to try to help with this problem but she hasn’t had any luck either, I’ve taken her to the doctors several times and I just get told to keep trying her with different food which is what I’ve been doing for so long is their anything I can try that’s not found in an Internet search? 

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    Anonymous
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    What is the aversion to?  Have you managed to narrow it down?  Is it a specific colour?  Shape?  Texture?

    Rather than trying to guess it might be an idea to try to see what’s in common with the foods she avoids… and what’s in common with the ones she does eat.

    In early stages it’s especially important she’s getting nutrition as she is developing and just carbohydrates and yoghurts isn’t really going to be enough, jam sandwiches she’s getting fibre and then more carbs but other than that it’s really high sugar which is not good. Have you tried things that have nutrition but are the same textures as what she does eat?  Like maybe blending fruit / veg together and making smoothies?  Does she drink ok?

    10 Toddler Smoothies with Hidden-Veggies (Big Kids Will Love Too!) (yummytoddlerfood.com)

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    Ilovebeingadad
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    Yeah she drinks fine, she refuses all meat, fish, tofu and soya but will happily eat her fruit or vegetables except for mushrooms more than anything, at first I thought it was texture of the meat she didn’t like and then started going off other foods, such as most brands of chips and rice and pasta, she has an allergy to pottasium, so she can’t eat alot of potatoes or tomatoes and can’t have bananas at all so that cuts down alot of what she can have already, I understand her diet at the moment is unhealthy and that’s why I’m worried, I’ve spoke to her doctor, health visitor, nursery and family and every suggestion Ive had hasn’t helped in the slightest, the doctor just gives me the run around and treats me like I don’t know what I’m talking about, neither her brother or sister was ever like this except the sister won’t eat plain potatoes, none of her cousins have ever turned food down and I’ve been dealing with this since she came to live with me two years ago, I’m concerned for her health and honestly as unhealthy as it is I would rather her eat than not if that makes sense?

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    Anonymous
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    Foods for Low-Potassium Diet & High Potassium Foods To Avoid (webmd.com)

    Yes totally makes sense…. it must be a nightmare…. also practicing the action of eating is important at that age, so as you say eating wrong stuff better than not eating at all.

    Have a look at the list above .. it has loads of stuff with high potassium which you’ll want to avoid… and suggestions of things with lower potassium, so might be a good starting point if she actually has an allergy to that.

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    Renata L
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    I have both sons who are the same. When they were younger, they could only eat a peanut paste sandwich. Only a consultation with a doctor helped, who explained to them that they would be sick if they didn’t start eating other food. The youngest son refuses to try something new, so we usually have the same meals every day.

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