Update on my fussy children

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feathered

Update on my fussy children

Delias banana cake is now LOVED with a passion here. Admittedly I have not told my youngest son that there are bananas in it - but he says it is his favourite cake EVER. Tee hee. He has never eaten a banana before so I am a very happy mummy.

Thanks for your advice before everyone. I'm gradually persuading them all.

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SonyaK

Update on my fussy children

That's great to hear. Well done!!
Hope you're feeling a bit more relaxed about it all now and glad the advice given on here has been of some help.

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Queen of Puds

Kids

Brilliant! Mum power.... ;)

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Honey

Fussy eaters

Excellent news about the banana cake. I might try this recipe when I get my prize. Worth a try.

http://www.oceanspray.co.uk/recipe/cranberry_banana_bread

:o) I might be coming to you in a few months time as I think my granddaughter (17 months) is in danger of developing into a fussy eater! She has a terrible sweet tooth and seems to prefer anything sweet over savoury. She's at the age where she insists on feeding herself (not very efficiently) so we can't have any imput. Much of it ends up down her front. We're trying to stay relaxed about it.

H x

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sam from worthing

fussy children


To be honest - banana cake is the ONLY way i will eat nana's too.

And i do like banana cake - weird i know!

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Welshcookie

Feeding children

Sorry, Honey, but developing a sweet tooth is entirely down to her Mum! Though to be fair many children prefer sweet to savoury

In the 60's my MIL thought I was cruel to deny my son sweets.

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Honey

Fussy eaters

And her Mum has a very sweet tooth and so I suppose you could say it's my fault then? However, I don't have a sweet tooth and will chose savoury over sweet every time. If there is cheese versus puddings, I go for cheese, if there is chocolate versus nuts, I will go for the nuts.

H x

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Welshcookie

Sweet tooth

Sorry, that was just a throw-away comment. I think every parent starts their babes on fruit, yoghurt and such-like, because they seem kinder to little digestive tracts!! And they come in convenient little pots.

I presume Indian babies start on curry and rice!

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Katrina B

Bananas versus Sugar

I found when my children and my grandchildren were babies they, too, had a sweet tooth - a family failing I am afraid - but there is one thing that seemed to work and that was to replace jam with mashed banana. A mashed banana sandwich, wholemeal bread, as well with the banana spread thinly seemed to really please them. I think today, many Mums rely on the prepackaged yogurts which although easy to serve only encourages children to eat too much dairy (my young grandson was given cheese, milk and yogurt daily by his childminder until this made him sick) she was so worried that he wouldn't get his full diet of dairy every day that we had to reassure her that he would not suffer if he had only one portion of dairy at lunch - we asked her to give him eggs, ham, or fish or even pasta but she did think we were somehow starving him!There is nothing wrong with stewed fruit either - a little sugar is not overdoing it if it is in apple, plum or pear, served with a little portion of rice pudding or crumbled digestive biscuit. Better than sweets half way through the day when their sugar demands get higher - especially when they see other children eating sweets at the school gate or park.

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Katrina B

A PS

Forgot to ask, how is the house buying going? Have you got the house with the garden that you hoped for?

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feathered

moving

Thanks for asking . . . yes, it's all going ahead. Moving in 3 weeks today so I've got lots to do. The most stressful thing is finding places at a new school. The last time I moved I was child free and this time it seems much more emotionally complex. Bed wetting etc. I really want to get on with it now so I can get everyone settled.

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Yummy

Moving - fussy children

Hope that's the kids and not you feathered:) ... sorry couldn't resist !! Hope all goes well with the move and the kids settle in really quickly x

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Honey

Banana sandwiches

Thanks Katrina... I will suggest that to my daughter. She loves bananas, but given the opportunity will leave bread (opens the sandwich takes out the filling if possible and leaves the bread). She has been slow getting her teeth (a year old before she had any!) and so we think teething has had some contribution to why she will start a meal, apparently hungry, then suddenly she won't touch it. She now has two molars and so hopefully she will improve. But I noticed her hands were in her mouth yesterday... So still bothering her.

H x

 
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