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Could he be OVER eating? InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
3rd Aug '13

My son is 5 years old and his appetite is ridiculous. He is 40 pounds and 43 inches tall.
For example for dinner tonight I did something simple since I am just beat... I did cut up fruit, green beans, and hot dogs. He ate a serving of fruit, veggies, and then he ate 4 hot dogs.... and now he is complaining he is STILL hungry.
I cannot keep enough food in the house for him sometimes, it's ridiculous. I usually make him drink a couple glasses of water too and make him "relax" to get his food to digest but... jesus christ.



Anyways, is it possible for a 5 year old to OVER eat?.. or is it just normal appetite.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46083 posts
3rd Aug '13

How long has this been going on?



Around 5 1/2, my daughter went through a growth spurt and for a month or so, she ate almost double what she normally did.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
3rd Aug '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" How long has this been going on? Around 5 1/2, my daughter went through a growth spurt and for a month or so, she ate almost double what she normally did."


For like...ever...
like I want to say almost a year but I don't think it's been THAT long.

[Gryffinwhore♥] 3 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 33246 posts
3rd Aug '13

I think it's normal. If you've served him a good sized portion of food, and he's still hungry, it's okay to make him wait a little bit.



My kids have 2 snacks and 2 meals at daycare. Then a snack when they get home. Then dinner. Then another snack before bed. lol.



They're 4.5 and 3.5.

saageex3 1 child; New York 5786 posts
3rd Aug '13

Holy shit :shock: I can't even eat 4 hotdogs

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
3rd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting InkDMomma:</b>" For like...ever... like I want to say almost a year but I don't think it's been THAT long."</blockquote>




Is he overweight? My 6 year old is like this and she's only 42lbs. Tonight they had a family reunion and she ate 2 whole adult size ham burgers, chips, 2 cups of pasta salad, a whole corn on the cob, and like 4 cookies (she kept sneaking them). When we go out to eat she always eats her whole kids meal and like half of my food.

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
3rd Aug '13

My dd is like that. I think it's because she only eats to satisfy her hunger though, she never fills herself up... which is good I think... so she always seems to be asking for more food every couple hours. I just offer her more at meal times, but 4 hotdogs seems like a lot!! lol She is 5.5 yo, 40lbs and 44 inches.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
3rd Aug '13

Our kids are the same age and height but yours has 10 lbs on mine. She's very slight so that seems pretty healthy still... i wouldn't worry. Though i wouldn't have let him have that many hot dogs, after the 2nd he'd have only been given more fruits or veggis.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
3rd Aug '13
Quoting Spacetits:" Seems like a fine weight and height. How active is he?"


he is ridiculously active lol
boy is nonstop moving and zipping around from the time he opens his eyes until he shuts them.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
3rd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I Stab People:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting InkDMomma:</b>" For like...ever... like I want to say almost ... [snip!] ... like 4 cookies (she kept sneaking them). When we go out to eat she always eats her whole kids meal and like half of my food."</blockquote>




My son will be 5 in october and is 41 lbs. he is far from over weight. Hes all skin and bones

☠Undead Mommy☠ 1 child; Westerville, Ohio 24562 posts
3rd Aug '13

This is like how z is. But he's constantly jumping off the walls so i get it. Kid can get eat a whole pizza,by himself & I can't..

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
3rd Aug '13

As log as he's a good weight and healthy foods are being consumed there's really nothing to worry about. But just monitor him because around age 5 children typically begin to lose that natural self regulation of their food intake. So make sure you aren't doing anything unhealthy like depriving him of food, allowing him to overindulge on unhealthy options, don't have a clean plate rule, etc. those tend to be things that make children learn poor eating habits and results in obesity.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
3rd Aug '13

As log as he's a good weight and healthy foods are being consumed there's really nothing to worry about. But just monitor him because around age 5 children typically begin to lose that natural self regulation of their food intake. So make sure you aren't doing anything unhealthy like depriving him of food, allowing him to overindulge on unhealthy options, don't have a clean plate rule, etc. those tend to be things that make children learn poor eating habits and results in obesity.