I'm kind of going through this with my 5 year old but I didn't realize it until yesterday because she's at school full time.
She ate a few pieces of lettuce, a carrot, and half a piece of buttered bread with half a carton of milk. Ate barely anything for dinner and her sister said she didn't even try to eat breakfast.
She's always been a bit of a runt and on the small side. I think it's probably normal as long as they're getting something in them and maintaining their weight.
Quoting Just Ames:" When should this be concerning? My 4 year old could go some days eating very little to nothing. I plan ... [snip!] ... internal health and how long it can go on this way before it takes a toll. As anyone experienced this with their little one? "
Morgan is the same way. I haven't addressed it with her Pedi yet but she has been this way for going on about 6 months now. I ask her constantly but she insists she isn't hungry....
Aaliyah was and still can be this same way. She's VERY picky. She doesn't like to eat in the mornings. I say just keep an eye on him because as of now, it doesn't seem to affect him thriving. Maybe talk about giving him vitamins to ensure he's getting the nutrients. Don't stress too hard about it but I think your pedi will give you a good idea of what to do or if this is a bad thing for him.
I'd really think that as long as he's maintaining weight, and what you're giving him holds some value (like the pediasure that you're having him drink, perhaps a fruit smoothie with added greens?) that is will be okay. My sister was like this growing up. My daughter goes through phases, but she's not consistent with it.
Im having the same problem with my 3.5 year old. He is picky but also has sensory issues. Im bringing it up at his evaluation coming up in May.
My pediatrician has yet to be concerned because he still looks healthy..some days he eats ok but most of the time he eats a peanut butter sandwich like once/twice a day.
I advise just trying to fit in as many calories and nurtition as you can in the meantime. My son is lactose so I cant even give him pediasure. I give him carnation breakfast in his lactaid milk or frozen yogurt shake to sneek in calories and vitamins. He used to love veggies, now he wont even eat those..its frustrating. I just try and make eating fun and hope he picks back up again.
Quoting j0des(+2):" Im having the same problem with my 3.5 year old. He is picky but also has sensory issues. Im bringing ... [snip!] ... to love veggies, now he wont even eat those..its frustrating. I just try and make eating fun and hope he picks back up again."
Pediasure is lactose free :)
What kind of sensory issues does he have?
Thanks girls. I'll keep offering and letting him know that eating makes him "big and strong", lol.
My four year old, Tyler, is similar. Between 9 and 12 months, he had lost weight and the pedi kind of freaked out. We put him on pediassure for awhile and it helped some, but to this day he is an extremely picky eater and truthfully there are ton of foods he won't even try. Over time, we have adjusted and we pick our battles. For example, he very often does not want to eat much if at all at night. We were having fights about it every night and it was ruining everyone's evening. Finally we decided to simply offer him the choice if he wanted something to eat or not. If he doesn't, that's okay. If he just wants to snack, we'll usually make sure that if he asks for something not great (like fruit snacks) he also eats something good, like a cheese stick before he can have the snacks. He usually eats breakfast alright, lunch okay, and little dinner, but he's growing and thriving, so for now we are okay with it. We consistently encourage him to eat more and to try new things with varying degrees of success. Recently we found out he likes rice and chop souy, of all things.
Quoting Tyler and AJ's Mommy:" My four year old, Tyler, is similar. Between 9 and 12 months, he had lost weight and the pedi kind of ... [snip!] ... more and to try new things with varying degrees of success. Recently we found out he likes rice and chop souy, of all things."
Haha, weird! And I make separate dinners for Squish. I'll feed him whatever he wants but always offer "our" food. It's exhausting. I'd love to see him pick up a chicken leg and tear it up or a bite of broccoli or salad or steak or potato....just anything other than chicken nuggets, peanut butter sandwiches and corn dogs :?
Amy, has he lost any weight?
Luke is a horrible eater too.
You know the shit we go through with him :x
Quoting .Colleen.:" Amy, has he lost any weight? Luke is a horrible eater too. You know the shit we go through with him :x"
Nope. He just doesn't gain that rapidly but he doesn't lose. He's like 38 lbs right now.
Quoting Just Ames:" Nope. He just doesn't gain that rapidly but he doesn't lose. He's like 38 lbs right now."
If it makes you feel any better, he weighs more than Kayleigh does. She'll be 5 in July and she's 34lbs on a good day.
Quoting grace life:" If it makes you feel any better, he weighs more than Kayleigh does. She'll be 5 in July and she's 34lbs on a good day. "