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Not eating rice

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Dimple

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Apr 23, 2013

Dear parents,  My baby is 11 month year old now.  He is refusing to eat rice.  I have tried  different curry(without chilly) for him.  I want him to have a habit of taking rice regularly, since the common food of kerala is rice and curry.  How can I buid up such a habit or how can I make him like rice?

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Oswal Neeta

| Jul 02, 2015

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Dimple

| Apr 25, 2013

Very considering suggestion Anurima, Thank you. Since I am working now, i cannot attend baby from 8 am to 6 pm. They were with my in-laws. My mother-in-law gives a good care. So I am not worried about that. But She cannot give enough food if baby refuse to eat. because she does not have such thoughts that babies should eat enough food to get their weight and immunity. That is the reason for my anxiety.

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Anurima

| Apr 24, 2013

Hi Dimple. I give my children rice everyday too as we have been brought up eating rice everyday! Children's tastes change all the time so your son may get used to the food soon. It is very important to keep your cool at mealtimes as if we get stressed, children too get anxious and this affects their appetite. My daughter was a very fussy as a baby and I used to lose my cool at every meal. Now when I look back, I feel I should have tried other ways to make mealtimes fun rather than stressing everyone out. As Neha suggested, you could give your son some food to eat himself and forget about the mess. Also, if the dish is dry, children have difficulty swallowing. On the other hand, mashed rice with some extra gravy will go down quicker :)

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Shanaya

| Apr 24, 2013

hey Dimple, you are not alone, we all lose our patience with kids.. as Neha suggested, no one likes being force fed the same thing everyday , so keep it real by giving him rice twice - thrice a week..

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Neha Netragaonkar

| Apr 24, 2013

Try changing the menu. Even my son nw 2. 5 yrs old still dosent enjoy rice. We hv our food preferences so do the kids. Give rice once in a while n try somthing else like vegetable soup or fresh fruit juices in summer. Kids also love coconut water. And have patience... kids are vry moody.

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Dimple

| Apr 24, 2013

Thanks for all suggestions friends.... Today I gave him rice mashed with half boiled egg. He ate today. I have tension and not having confidence he will have tomorrow... Since he spits each mouth of rice, i will loose my patience and become irritated. Then all will go wrong. This is what is happening each time...... please tell your opinions....

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Neha Netragaonkar

| Apr 24, 2013

Try giving him idlis or give him plain dal rice n let him eat wit his own hands n forget the mess he makes. this way he might enjoy n eat at the same time.

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Neha Netragaonkar

| Apr 24, 2013

I used to make tiny laddoos of boiled vegetables n rice wit some grated cheese. U cn also add a little salt if required. Mash everything together or use a mixer. All the food will stick together because of the rice n cheese so its easier to make tiny balls. My son got fascinated by it and ate on his own picking them up one by one.

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Indu

| Apr 24, 2013

I used to cook vegetable khichari for my kids when they were young. or when not khichari used to give them rice with different types of daal... and yes definitely mashed and it used to work for me :)

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Neetu Ralhan

| Apr 24, 2013

hey, As Anurima said, mashing up the food is something that worked for my baby as well..

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Anurima

| Apr 23, 2013

Hi Dimple. You could try giving him some rasam with rice. My 13 month old son loves rasam mixed with rice and a scrambled egg. I usually mash his food with a fork so that it mixes well and is easier for him to eat. You may also try giving him idlis dipped in sambar (non spicy), khichri with vegetables, lemon rice and also tomato rice. These dishes work with my baby. Your son may like the other variations in rice too. Hope this helps :)

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