I swear, if I’d known that I was going to be spending $100 a week on those apple sauce pouches, I would have invested in the silly things when I had money in the stock market. Seriously, of all the things…it’s gotten to the point that My Toddler Only Eats Applesauce. Seriously, I think she’s going to be MADE of applesauce by the time she’s 5 if this keeps going. Heh.
What do I Do Now That My Toddler Only Eats Applesauce?!
It’s not that my toddler is a particularly picky eater. She just doesn’t want anything besides applesauce. Like, she’ll take applesauce with veggies in it. And applesauce with other things besides apples in it. But it must be in a pouch and it MUST be “applesauce” (even if it doesn’t contain apples, even–so random). I feel like I’ve done something wrong.
Seriously, what do I do, tell the pediatrician: “My Toddler Only Eats Applesauce – Now What?!” I’d sound like the biggest idiot-parent ever. Even worse than the time I went in there and my kid had a fever, but she fell down a step and I panicked and brought her in for both issues…and said “I promise I don’t have munchausen syndrome…”. Right.
So, now that we’ve established that I’m not GOING to the pediatrician for something so, well, little, I thought I’d do some internet-doctoring. Because I’m that mom. And I found this great book with all this fantastic advice that can’t be beat. Seriously–it’s not about the picky eaters. It’s all about having happy dinners. Which is awesome.
Feeding Toddlers: A Pediatrician’s Guide to Happy and Healthy MealTimes
Now, don’t get me wrong, some of these are harder than others and will require a little bit of work on my part (read that to mean: I’ll have to stop stressing about the food, LOL!). But, I really think that Dr. Orlena Kerek is onto something here. So, grab a copy, if your kiddo is a picky eater or has some odd tendencies (like only eating applesauce ever–heh).
And, remember, if you ever find yourself about to walk into the pediatrician’s office just to say: “My Toddler Only Eats Applesauce – Now What?!”, go check with Dr. Orlena Kerek first. Heh. She’s got this. LOL!