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Need advice on eating! Carolann Loveridge 1 child; United Kingdom 1598 posts
23rd Mar '13

Ok so LO is 16months, has always been a big eater and is fully on solids . However the past couple of weeks he just hardly eats !



Usual day : 9 am porridge
2pm some soup and a yogurt or sandwich with different fillings
6pm what ever we are having and fruit.
And snack of things between



Now he won't hardly eat his breakfast, won't eat his lunch only maybe a little fruit, about half his dinner and snacks on small things during the day . This is so not like him, I don't know what to do . He isn't ill so it can't be that .



I'm getting do worried . Help please mummas

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
23rd Mar '13

They can go through phases like that and then eat like a pig again. Some LO's go through phases for a very very long time where they just don't want to eat anything. It's very worisome but also very normal. If you feel that it might be something serious, talk with your pedi.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 7679 posts
23rd Mar '13

Teething maybe? My son hardly ate when his canines and molars were coming in.

Carolann Loveridge 1 child; United Kingdom 1598 posts
23rd Mar '13

Thank you mummas. The only good thing is that is a chunky monkey so i not ever so worried about him loosing a little weight ! However its so unlike him even when he has been teething . He might be teething as he has been waking during the night lately too . If it is a phase I hope its over soon . Thank you both you have put my mind at ease a little.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Carolann Loveridge:" Thank you mummas. The only good thing is that is a chunky monkey so i not ever so worried about him loosing ... [snip!] ... during the night lately too . If it is a phase I hope its over soon . Thank you both you have put my mind at ease a little."


I know one of my coworkers kid wouldn't eat anything for so long! She had shredded cheese for dinner one night, lol. She said the only think she would consitently eat was IHOP, so they went there once a week. She still grew like a weed though, taller than all her classmates.