My 14 month old is a terribly fussy eater. He loves snacky food (bananas, dried fruit, biscuits, cereal) but pretty much refuses to eat any other foods. I have tried both homemade food and packets and both are rejected. I've been trying to avoid making a big issue of food as the last thing I want is for every meal to turn into a battle, so I currently try him with a 'meal' and when he doesn't eat it I give him something he does like, usually a banana, toast or yoghurt. I must admit that my motivation is starting to weaken, however, as it's so demoralising to keep making him food which just goes in the bin. However, I've begun to wonder whether I'm doing the right thing as he's seeming to like sweet things more and more and savoury less and less. He is very independent and doesn't like to be fed, but I've tried dozens of finger food ideas and he won't really eat any of them. He does seem to eat better at nursery, where he has been going twice a week. I let him play with his food, try to eat the same as him etc. but to no avail. My question is when does not making an issue of food start to become encouraging bad habits? I do wonder whether he has us wrapped round his little finger and refuses things knowing that he'll get something else (invariably something sweet as that's all he'll eat).