Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Blake's always been a good eater. I've never really had to deal with him refusing to eat. In fact, Evan and I practically have to defend our own plates from Blake when we eat dinner. He even liked to eat broccoli...keyword: liked.

I love broccoli. I thought I had passed those broccoli lovin' genes on to my son. Apparently not. Yesterday during lunch I only had broccoli to feed Blake and as of late he hasn't been a fan. It doesn't really matter what I mix it with, he just gags or spits it back out. I can usually get him to eat half of what I give him. But this time he a disgusting fountain of green and white. I literally just stood in front of him saying, "I don't know what to do! I don't know what to do!" I didn't have any paper towels and he was just sitting there, in a huge pool of...well you know.

So I did my best with baby wipes and a wash cloth. He ended up in the bath tub, though. I couldn't get the broccoli and cottage cheese out of the little creases of his neck...eww. Did I mention this was the second time he had been in the bathtub yesterday? The first time was because he pooped all.over.himself.

Broccoli is off the menu until further notice.


Lindsay said...

How old is he now? 10 months? I hate to say this, but if this is a food preference issue (as opposed to a tummy bug issue) it might just continue to get worse before it gets better. Garrett ate great until he was 11 or 12 months, and then he decided he wanted to be Extremely Picky. I'm still waiting for him to recover. Caleb hasn't been so bad, but it was at the same age that he started expressing his likes and marked dislikes for certain foods. Very frustrating for me, I'll tell you that. Don't give up on the broccoli altogether, though. Another thing I've learned is that kids can decide they like something again as fast as they decided they hated it. Good luck and hang in there. The road to successfully feeding kids is sometimes a very, very long one.

(Also, I love the image of you just standing there not knowing what in the world to do. I do that all the time!)

Chelsea said...

Ya kids go through phases. I would say just lay off it for awhile, but don't abandon it completely. Kyler would eat corn by the handfuls and then one day he just stopped and has never wanted it again. He would also eat a banana every single day for about 6 months and then decided he didn't like them anymore, so I didn't give them to him for a month, but now if I offer him one a week he'll usually eat it, but he doesn't love them like he used to. Now is when it gets tricky to make sure they are still eating healthy, but don't be afraid to try new things. Kyler couldn't get enough cooked cabbage and beets at his granny's house and those are things we don't ever eat, but if the kid likes it, we'll start buying it for sure! PS, what's with the two blow-outs in one day? Time to switch brands or sizes of diapers, or was he just having a rough day?!

Whitney said...

I think the blowouts may have been due to the way he was sitting in his stroller. But his stool was also really loose, which is different from how it has been. I know, TMI.

Losing Brownies said...

I hope it's just a bug and that it's not a food adversion or something else. Give it a rest and try it in a few weeks!

Tori Wilding said...

that's pretty gross that you couldn't get it out of the creases of his neck....barg.