Fruit | Giftie Etcetera: Fruit

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Ander won't eat fruit. It's the strangest thing. I serve fruit almost everytime I serve him breakfast, I send fruit everyday with his lunch, and I eat fruit in front of him all the time. He'll ask for it, and put it in his mouth, but as soon as he tastes it, he throws it away.

I could understand veggies, or meat. But fruit is sweet and tasty. Things he won't eat include peaches, pears, apples, bananas (a new addition to the list), blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, watermelon, and oranges. In fact, I can't think of a fruit that I've tried that he eats. And I offer fruit all the time, so shouldn't he be getting over this pickiness?

Maybe if I offered the fruit INSIDE OF A SHOE. Hmmm.



Anonymous said...

Maybe it makes the inside of his mouth itch?

Mathochist said...

My kids seem to go through phases where all they want is meat, or all they want is carbs (cereal, crackers), or all they want is fruit. My goddaughter was the same way.

Another thought - someone told me when I was starting Sammy on solids, it can take 10-12 introductions of any given food for a baby or toddler to decide s/he likes it. So I think you should just keep offering, and setting the good example. I would skip the shoe. ;)