What Crazy Thing Have You Done To Get Your Kid To Eat? (Win $50 AmEx Card)

CONTESTS | | March 6, 2012 at 9:47 am


Congratulations Happi!

Come on, ‘fess up, I know you have done some crazy stuff to get your kiddo to eat. Admittedly I do this less now as being a short order cook has severely exhausted (and annoyed me) so unless they are sick, it is “eat what is in front of you or starve” on the menu. Of course I have my share of weird things to get my kid to eat.

The silliest has been feeding them in the bath. I was super tired of the clean up combined with the whining and gave it a try in the bath. After all they needed t take a bath and it was the one guaranteed “happy place” for them – mine is Starbucks in case you’re wondering. Of course tales my grandma had told me about not bathing soon after eating because you would get cramps were floating in my head. But grandma was not around so I did it. The kiddo ate, they were clean and then they slept like a log. Sure my bathroom looked disgusting until I cleaned up (it still beats cleaning those high-chairs with those yucky grooves that are a magnet for crumbs) and I felt the need to disinfect the tub constantly, but it worked.

Do I feel proud of what I did? My kids are fine (man, I hope so) so I figure that I will quit judging me there (trust me there is plenty of places I do). Come on,  I can’t be the only one who has done some crazy stuff (whether small or big) to get the kiddo to take a bite. Spill the beans here and I promise no judging you at all. I promise!

Ragú is asking parents to tell their stories on Facebook.com/Ragúsauce. To sweeten the confession I am going to randomly offer one of you(one of my readers) a $50 AmEx card right here.

Would you like to win a $50 AmEx giftcard?

To win tell me what crazy stuff (small or big) did you do to get your child to eat Winner chose by random.org. Giveaways open to  US residents only 21+ only. Winner must reply within 48 hours or new winner will be drawn. 

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    Danielle says:

    I used to collect the dead mice in our field and line them up on the ground and cover them with a blanket and read bettime stories to them….They were DEAD!!!

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    brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…for a few years before they transitioned into eating vegetables on a regular basis we would puree vegetables and add to marinara sauce and serve as a side with whole wheat pasta several times each week to our usual family menu: kids thought they were getting a special spaghetti treat !

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    As soon as the weather gets nice enough I make them eat outside. That way they can spill and get crumbs all over and I don’t have to worry.

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    Denise S says:

    I won’t let them have dessert or watch TV until they eat a decent amount.
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