Most parents either reach the stage where they almost give up on fussy eating or go through phases where it's just all too hard so they stop trying for a while.
Ironically, this is not always a bad thing. Constantly being worried/stressed/guilty is not positive for us and by extension for our families. Being able to step back from the eating and focus on all the other positive things that are happening for us and for our child is a good thing.
Having our child consistently in the eating spotlight is not supportive of competent eating either so often stepping back may enable them to step forwards.
If though, you are finding that you have reached a point where your child has not made any progress for a long time or definitely if they are going backwards then it's time to look for support.
Often knowing what's normal, what's a phase and when to press the worry button is reassuring. Check out the check-list on the website if you're not sure where your child sits in terms of their eating:
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.