Yep, short order cook.  When you have to make one meal for the rest your family and one for your child, that’s what it feels like.  I have scoured the internet, library, and anyone  who could possibly yield some kind of  information on sensory kids and food ideas with little luck.  It seems that most of what I find relates to children that were preemies or had feeding tubes for one reason or another and are just acclimating to “regular” foods.  Not much help for a toddler who is going to have a lifelong aversion to certain foods because of texture…

When asked by our pediatrician at her check up what my daughter’s diet consists of, I had a moment where I realized that “very little”  could describe it with no trouble.  She won’t eat any type of meat, veggies, eggs (in any form – we tried them all and they all ended up on the floor!), or pasta – to generalize a few common childhood food groups.  That leaves, yogurt, some breads, fruits (but only in certain forms) and crunchy snacks.  Not much room for improvisation there.   Even nutritionists and dietitians are stumped by her.

So, I’m on my own more or less.  Other parents I’ve talked to in the same situation seem to be in just as much of a bind.  What do you feed a child who will only eat one or two types of foods? and how do you make sure they are eating a healthy, balanced diet?

Hopefully, my adventures in finicky feeding land (sounds like a theme park) will work out.  In the meantime, it might at least give a few people a laugh reading about our adventures.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sensoryadventures
    Feb 05, 2012 @ 13:07:14

    Thanks Karly! I’ll have to give the avocado ice cream a try!



  2. Karly
    Feb 04, 2012 @ 21:47:34

    Hi Katie!
    What an eye-opening blog, its so wonderful that you are willing to connect with so many parents who are going through the same thing. I work with kids who are in kindergarten and enjoy watching their unique eating habits. Some take their entire sandwich apart and eat only the meat. I’ve seen a recipe where they use avocado to make ice cream…maybe she would try it?



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