This is such a tough issue.
Thank you for your quick response. I asked my bf about the multi vitamins yesterday and he told me that her mother told him that she gives her a multi vitamin everyday. I don't know if she's telling the truth, but I don't see why she would lie about something like that...
My bf suggested getting hand sanitizer (because last week chuck e cheese was more crowded than normal, and you never know what kind of germs people have) but apparently her mother has it and makes her use it all the time. I think part of the problem is that when we are in public she puts her hands/face all over everything. My bf tried to stop her from doing that last week, but that's the first time I ever heard him tell her not to do something. I noticed at the grocery store last month, she was sitting in the cart (don't get me started on this one, because she's too old/big for the cart), and everytime he turned around she was sucking on her thumb. That's the fastest way to catch germs!!
I was looking at the book "Deceptively Delicious", but there are probably only 3 things she would eat from there. I'm thinking about buying it just to make mine & my bf's diets healthier lol.
Hi,I have the same problem with my 3 year old. He takes ages to finish his meals so I've learnt to prepare dishes that incorporate all the food groups in one. For example here's a simple recipe u could try.
1. flatten 2 pieces of bread with a rolling pin2. roughly mash steamed broccoli, onion & peas (or any vegetable)3. mix them with some cooked mince meat/ chicken4. spread the mixture on 1 piece of bread, top it with the 2nd piece5. flatten it again, dip in beaten egg6. cook in a frying pan or grill in a sandwich press* alternatively roll the bread & secure with a toothpick instead of frying it flat
I find that my son can finish 2 or 3 rolls quite easily & I can also be sure that he gets his 5 portions of veg without him making a fuss. Add different types of meat and veg so she doesn't get bored with the same taste. Meals presented this way is more fun to eat than the usual potatoes, meat & veg.
Your 6 year old can also help with the preparation. It might encourage her to eat what she has prepared herself! Good luck!!