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Some suggestions - these worked for our family - mix and match what works for yours... Eat with her. Eat the same food at the same time. If she sees you eating it, she'll copy you. It may help to serve everyone from the same saucepan - on the table where she can see it - or even serve her from your plate, so she thinks she's getting 'your' food. The more ...


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Have you considered to not to intervene at all? When your child doesn't want to eat, to just leave it at that? 18 months is a bit early for looking ahead more than a few hours, but when it comes to food, I am sure instincts will kick in and make her eat the next day. In my experience, the worst way to handle this is to give her the (same) favorite food ...


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Kids have various food things as they get older and their tastebuds develop and their friends tell them that their favourite food is disgusting at which point they'll claim they don't like it etc etc. It's just important not to be controlling or make it a "thing" or a battle, but like you are doing "You can choose not to eat it but there won't be anything ...


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We approach it roughly the same with our 3 year old. She doesn't have to eat, but she must remain at the table until everyone is done eating. This of course goes both ways; we will stay seated if she's the last one still eating or the only one who wants desert. If she doesn't eat while at the table, we just put the plate away in the cupboard and leave it ...



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