We have always wanted Davey to eat what we eat at mealtimes, which works fine for breakfast. We don't eat lunch at the same time so it's less relevant, and for dinner I have not done well. Of course long ago he couldn't eat what we ate so I gave him certain things... and just never transitioned away from that. So a few weeks ago we decided there was no time like the present and started feeding him whatever we're having for dinner.
But... he hardly eats anything unless we happen to be having one of his favorites. Then he'll eat that and nothing else. I'm not worried about him nutritionally since he still nurses and gets plenty of variety in his other meals, but I do worry I've enabled a picky eater. Any suggestions for how to encourage him to try new things? I would be fine with him even just taking a bite to see if he likes it, but mostly he just says no and won't try. I don't want food to become a battleground so I just say okay and hope he'll try some next time, but so far he has not.