If your baby or toddler is not willing to eat due to teething or sickness, offer more of the foods he likes, or prepare mainly soft, mashable foods or even chunky, hard foods that may feel good on the gums. Whatever the need, pay attention to the signs and what he needs. Don’t worry about him becoming a picky eater. Once the teeth have cut through or he’s healthy and well, return to your normal foods and good, healthy variety. This is something I have to tell myself to do sometimes and it can be hard to recognize, but I’ve come to recognize and learn signs of something going on with each of my boys. They act different and have reactions to things that usually don’t bother them in the day.