Nightmare mealtimes - please help?
My daughter is 2, and she's always been great at mealtimes until about 18 months. During early weaning she went through a phase of only wanting her sweet puddings and turning away savoury purees, so I'd trick her by giving her a spoonful of sweet, then swap it for savoury. This worked well and we had no more problems. Then when she reached 18 months old she absolutely refused to eat anything but those ridiculous jars of baby food for 10month old babies! (Obviously no nutritional value at all for a child of her age) again, this was just a phase and she began to eat well again.
For the past few months she has been really fussy again, she'll have a coupke of spoonfuls of cereal for breakfast, then "not want it!" She'll completely refuse to eat anything for lunch unless its biscuits or chocolate, which I try to keep for occasional treats after she's had her meal, then at dinnertime she'll have a few bites then "not want it!" And scream for yoghurt.
I usually tell her if she doesnt eat her tea she wont have anything else, then she goes to bed hungry, but that backfires as then she wakes up in the early hours of the morning saying she has tummyache and that she's hungry. Im at my wits end! Dont know what to do anymore please help