Get Kids To Eat Their Food: Faces!

October 7, 2010 in Dad Tips  

Get Kids To Eat Their Food: Faces!

Ever had one of those nights where your kids just won’t eat their friggen food!? I know, every night.

Well, check out this food faces tip from @getpunched:

Do you have food-time tips? OMG we need to hear them!!1! Plz share!

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sam October 7, 2010 at 10:11 am

my daughter loves avocado and would eat only that if I let her so in order to get her to eat other things I would save the avocado skin and use it as a bowl to make her think she was getting avocado. worked everytime

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Beth October 7, 2010 at 10:36 am

Little cannibal children who enjoy eating faces, also seem to like it when their food talks to them. “Please eat me!! I want to join the rest of my family, I will be so lonely without the others!”

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Chase October 7, 2010 at 11:02 am

HA H A HA!!! Both of those are great!! Thanks @sam and @beth!!

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Portland Dad October 7, 2010 at 12:20 pm

For lunches around here I will bring out the food in courses to get them to eat more of some of the stuff I need them to eat like the protein and the veggies and then bring out the carbs after that. They are happy to get started and usually do well. They are 4 and 2 though so not sure how much longer that works

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Chase October 7, 2010 at 12:21 pm

@krellpw chimes in on twitter with these handy tips:

– Tell them they CAN’T have it.
– Serve it to their older sibling.

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josh October 7, 2010 at 3:53 pm

dude, this is great.
my mom used to put a piece of kix cereal on top of every spoonful of food and feed it to me when i was really little. it worked. i ate everything with kix. it was really tedious.

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Samuel October 8, 2010 at 11:29 am

We ask my 4 year old “are you going to eat that? If not, can I have it” and usually that does the trick.

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Benjamin October 8, 2010 at 12:45 pm

My super uncreative, but nonetheless effective, technique with my baby girl is to make different vehicle sounds as the spoon approaches her mouth. She currently favors the choo-choo train, but refuses to open her mouth until she gets a whistle. There’s a whole latta “whoo-whoo”-ing around my house @ dinner time!

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Chase October 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I love it! These are great!

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Chuck Spidell October 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Pumpkin-faces will begin shortly. Wish me luck!

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