My little girl is 18 months and has never shown much interest in food. She is a very fussy eater and won't let me spoon feed her anything so I am forever trying different finger foods. She goes through days where she hardly eats anything. Most of the time she won't even open her mouth to try the food and other times she takes it and spits it back out. How can I encourage her to eat? Any advice on getting her to eat would be greatly appreciated as this worries me so much.

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Why don't you try making her meals with her? Start with something simple like pizza where you let her add (healthy) ingredients to her own pizza? Perhaps she doesn't want to be spoon fed. You could let her self feed. It may be messy in the beginning, but once she gains control of the spoon, you'll find that there will not be so much mess. Try the Num Num feeding tool. It's a great tool for toddlers. Usually, they'll be more open to eating something that they have created.

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