By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:35 PM on 26th June 2008
A two-year-old boy has driven his parents to despair by refusing to eat any food apart from yoghurt.
Little Bobby Glarvey eats his way through 14 pots of his favourite dairy food every day and refuses to eat anything else that his parents put in front of him.
The toddler has been diagnosed with a rare food phobia that means he can’t bear to have any lumpy food in his mouth.
Bobby Glarvey, 2, fears any food with lumps in it
Parents Craig Glarvey, 28, and Sally Green 33, even have an extra fridge – just to store Bobby’s mountain of yoghurts.
The couple , from Warmsworth, Doncaster, have a daughter Cameron , seven, who has always been a normal eater.
Bobby’s mother, a child minder said : “We have tried all ways to get him to eat other food but he just spits it out. He’s never had a hot meal in his life.
“We have had advice from a child psychologist who says we shouldn’t worry and eventually he should grow out of it. In the meantime we have to let him decide what he wants to eat, so long as he eats something it doesn’t matter.”
Bobby’s daily diet starts with five pots of yoghurt for breakfast , followed by another three for lunch and four for his evening meal. His day finishes with two or three more for his supper.
His father Craig, a lorry driver said: “Bobby is really lively and bright but he is under weight and very tiny and it’s because he won’t eat other food.
“We have tried all ways to persuade him to eat but now we have been told not to put any other food in front of him. Now we have to have our own meals and if he says he wants anything he says we can try him .
“It’s a bit embarrassing when we go out for a meal and take the kids because we all have a nice meal but Bobby has yoghurts we take with us.
“When we try to give him something he just screams.”
The couple were put in touch with a child psychologist but even that has had little effect as they tried to slowly introduce Bobby to other foods.
Mr Glarvey said : “We were really worried about Bobby but the experts have told us he will grow out of it eventually . They say we shouldn’t force other food on him because it will just stress him out.”