Two-year-olds can be very picky eaters, and parents often wonder how they survive at all. Your child is likely to be very sure about what she wants and when she wants it. For example:

  • She may be very particular about how food is arranged on her plate.

  • She may "binge" on favorite foods for a while, only to reject them later.

Don't worry if all your child will eat for a while is cereal — this pattern is normal and will pass. Avoid battles by preparing three meals and a couple of snacks every day at pretty much the same times. Then let her eat what she wants.