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    Default DS eats a LOT

    Ok so DS is almost 14 months. Hes always loved his food. But now I'm starting to worry coz he just eats a LOt

    I'm grateful that he eats anything and easy to feed, don't get me wrong. It's just he eats large portions - which is fine but after he's finished that, if I'm eating, he will come up and want some. That's fine too but seriously I'm worried about over feeding. It's like his tummy is a bottomless Pitt!!

    If I didn't control his portions he would just eat and eats and eat. He never seems to be 'full'

    I don't know why coz most people will say 'geez, will he eat ALL that?' and YES he does!!

    He's not fat, he's actually quite lean. (daddy has a fast metabolism) so I'm hoping he's the same?

    I've asked my doctor but I don't know how seriously he took me. DS is only just 10kg at almost 14months.

    Should I be worried?

    In between meals he's fine, he's not crying for food - unless he sees us eating, even if he's just had a full big meal.
    Generally he eats:

    Breakfast: big bowl infant cereal with milk OR a scrambled egg with ham OR sometimes toast (rare)

    Lunch: either a hot meal / couple slices of ham, a full tube of raffertys, few small blocks of cheese, 3 or 4 cherry tomatoes, 2-3 tablespoons of yoghurt with either grapes/banana/pear in it

    Dinner: side plate size of food (kinda heaped) of something like:

    Spag Bol with veg
    Beef with veg
    Mince and rice with veg
    Half fish portion with veg and mash / rice
    chicken with mash and veg

    Or whatever else I can put together.

    In between these meals he has fruit / yoghurt / baby rice crackers / rusks - sometimes most of these...

    Is that normal?

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    On top of all this he eats off my plate too. He will eat pretty much a third of whatever I am eating. Like if I have toast, he will eat some coz e cries if I don't give him any. When I have lunch, he has some, snacks - same thing.

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    Yep, my DS is the same , plus his dad also has a high metabolism! As long as the food is healthy I wouldn't worry

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    Don't worry!!! Just be GRATEFUL u have a good eater and cherish it.. While it lasts DD was a good eater as well, she would out-eat my friends kids combined sometimes!! And boy were my friends jealous.

    They do go through phases tho. After my DD turned 1 she went thru a couple periods of not wanting to eat. In fact we've just gotten thru 2 weeks of DD hardly eating brekky and lunch, and not wanting dinner AT ALL.

    If he's healthy, happy, and energetic - don't worry about it. That's what my GP and pediatrician told me. As for his size, even if he was a little but chubby, at that age, I wouldn't worry yet coz they get so crazy as their mobility improves, they tend to work it off..

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    Sounds pretty similar to my 12mth old..he will eat 1.5 weetbix or a poached egg on toast for brekky, and then some fruit and then try to eat whatever I have as well....he doesn't eat much less than my 7yo, esp at breakfast. Lunch may be half an avo sandwich and a whole pear...

    I think as long as what he is eating is healthy, is active and energetic, I wouldn't worry..they are in a growing phase and in my experience their appetite drops off as they approach 2, when their growth slows down.

    I have had 3 great eaters and I am forever grateful I haven't had to experience the fussiness that some mums get.

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    Mine were similar as toddlers....just you wait until he's a teenager ;-)

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    I would say its normal. i have a 20month old that is exactly the same. from aobut 10months she was seeing a dietician and peadiatrician because they were so concerned about her weight (6kg at 10 months) and they wouldn't believe that she just ate most of the day. Well they did every test under the sun to find out what was 'wrong' and finally worked out she has a super fast metabolism and will always just be small.

    She sounds the same as your sun isn't crying for food in between meals but if someone is eating she has to have some too and her tummy is so distended after meals that it looks like it will pop. i think they are just super active and that makes them super hungry

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    It's normal. No need to worry. Just don;t try to cut down on the food intake. Give him whatever he asks for. It's his growing stage he needs all of this. just try not giving him too much junk.

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    Thanks everyone, I don't give him any Lillie's, choc, cake, fast food, soft drink, juice etc. he only eats really healthy stuff


 

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