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    Default Mum, I'm STILL hungry

    My 3 year old has never been a good eater. Dinner has always been a battle.

    Tonight for dinner he had about 1/4 tin of baked beans, some capsicum, 1 1/2 whole meal sandwiches (crusts off). I right to get him to eat a reasonable amount of beans

    i'm still hungry
    grapes, 3/4 banana, a kiwi fruit
    I'm still hungry
    3 milk arrowroot biscuits
    I'm still hungry
    A peanut butter sandwich and cup of milk
    I'm still hungry
    Another biscuit

    I know some of these foods aren't the best, but I need to shop. I normally give him carrot sticks and cucumber, boiled eggs, yoghurt etc but basically from after dinner til bed he just wants more food!

    ALL day he complains of being hungry, but will not eat more for dinner! He will refuse, if I tell him he needs to eat it or go to bed hungry bed time is a nightmare and he screams and wakes bub, and then wakes up in the night crying because he is hungry!

    What do I do?

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    I would cut out the snacks that is a lot of snacks. Also is he active? Maybe do something a bit before dinner usually when you exercise you build up an appetite so this may help him be more hungry for dinner

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    I gave up analysing when my son eats (3 in april) and just focus on what and how much.

    Some days he eats no dinner sometimes he eats more than us but i figure he is growning so quickly he will be hungry when he is hungry and growing.

    He has energy and is def not overweight so i.figure it can't hurt.

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    what does he eat during the day?maybe give him a big breakfast and lunch and then a late afternoon tea and then dinner? is he hungry or is he just eating because he is bored, at night the activities they do are a lot less, so maybe he thinks he hasn't eaten much during the day so wants lots at night?

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    more protein. Will he eat any meats or fish for dinner?

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    Just a guess??? Are you busy with other things after dinner and him saying he is hungry gets your attention Becuase you then focus on him and poor him a glass of milk or make him a sandwich? Same as the middle of the night. Do you have time for just him and you for about 1/2 hour in the evenings? Or it could just be a growth spurt

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    Dd goes to bed at 530 so it's just me and him til 630/7. In that time I wash the dishes, he helps me hang the washing out and water the garden.

    He has never liked meal food. Closest thing to a meal he will eat is chicken nuggets (home cooked). I.ve tried having him help me cook it, cooking things toddlers supposedly like, but he still won't eat it. I stop giving snacks 2 hours before dinner

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    It would.drive me crazy too, my almost 4 years olds favourite words are 'i'm hungry mum!' All day long!

    I just try to make sure its all mostly healthy food. Some kids are snackers, my son has never been one to eat big meals before.

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    He doesn't like meat very much either.

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    Have you wormed him? Oncs we wormed coop the mum im hungry cut down about 50% so now he is back to eating nothing again

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