Picky Eaters Directory
Between 20% to 50% of babies are described by their parents as picky eaters: They push away food, turn their heads away when a spoon approaches, spit out food, and become cranky at mealtime. If the baby's rate of growth is normal, there is usually no need to worry. Some babies are full, distracted, teething, or otherwise not feeling well. Older babies may need some control in the high chair. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about feeding picky eaters, reasons some babies are picky eaters, tips on feeding baby, and much more.
Baby Milestones: Eating and Development
WebMD offers a guide to your baby's 8 feeding milestones -- from starting solid foods to sitting in a high chair, to wielding a spoon.
Feeding Baby the First Year: The Right Foods for Each Stage
This nutrition chart from WebMD shows what solid foods your baby should be eating at each stage of the first year and how to prepare them.
Feeding Baby: How to Avoid Food Allergies
Learn more from WebMD about avoiding food allergies when starting your infant on solids, plus the top 8 allergenic foods.
Why Won’t Baby Eat?
Feeling frustrated during your baby’s mealtime? WebMD helps you understand common feeding problems and offers solutions to your most challenging mealtime dilemmas.
What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler
Experts give the feeding basics for infants and toddlers.
A Solid Foundation
Giving your infant solid foods is an important development milestone -- but only when they are ready.
Good Nutrition For Preschoolers
Get even picky eaters to eat healthfully – with a minimum of fuss.
Tips for Raising Healthy Eaters
How parents can make sure picky kids have a healthy diet.
Cooking for Monkeys
Children are more likely to try different, and healthier, types of foods when they are part of the food preparation process.
WebMD Town Hall: Healthy Food for Kids
A 9-year-old girl wants to know what to eat to be healthy. WebMD experts talk about MyPlate and how to fill your plate with healthy foods.
WebMD Town Hall: Veggies for Picky Eaters
If you child eats vegetables, count yourself lucky. So how do you get picky eaters to eat their veggies? First lady Michelle Obama and WebMD experts share some tips.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: What to Feed Your Baby in Year 1
Best and Worst Juices for Your Health
Although the best kinds of juice deliver a bounty of vitamins, the worst are hardly better than liquid candy. Learn which ones to add to your shopping cart.
Baby Feeding Problems
Baby won't eat? From teething to pickiness, see what could be causing your baby's feeding problems. Learn what's normal, how to cope, and when to seek help.
Slideshow: Baby Feeding Problems
Should You Feed Your Baby on Demand or on a Schedule?
Whether to feed baby on a schedule or on demand is a question almost every parent asks.
Baby Growth Charts: What Influences Your Baby’s Growth?
If your baby is “following the curve” of the growth chart, she’s paralleling one of the percentile lines on the chart, and the odds are good that her caloric intake is fine, no matter how much or how little milk she seems to be drinking.