This post is by Kodi's Mom of Kodimeow Kronicles.
I have heard and read enough about toddler's hunger strikes enough that I now think this is a milestone in their lives. My 22mo just started his. He doesn't want to eat anything at all. Let me rephrase that, he does want to eat. But only potato chips, popcorn, icecream. Regular food is totally out.
Till a few weeks ago, he was fairly good with meals. He enjoyed food and would ask for more if he really liked it. But, that has changed overnight. We have tried everything we could think of: offered him a wide range of foods for each meal, not force him, let him starve till he took the initiative and asked for it... but nothign has worked yet. Other than water (and the afore mentioned junk food), he doesn't care for anything.
Do all toddlers really go through this phase? What is the best way to ride it out? How long have you seen it last? (please don't tell me forever!)
ps: I tried some of the tips in this wonderful article on Daily Tiffin. Some he is too young for, some we have had minimal success with.