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    Default How do you know if your lo is eating too much?

    DD is 14 months and has a huge diet (seems huge to me).
    Shes not "overweight" (probably the wring word to use, but you get what im saying?!)
    at 12months she was on the 97th percentile for height and 75th for weight... Is actually looks quite petite (I think because she so tall!)

    For example todays breakfast was 2 1/2 weet-bix, a slice of toast, banana smoothie, some yoghurt drops, and a home made Muesli bar.
    She finished everything off. Is that not huge?
    I was full after the banana smoothie lol

    Is she over eating? Or am I over feeding?
    I'm sure she would just eat and eat if I let her

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    Default How do you know if your lo is eating too much?

    I don't think kids that age are capable of over eating tbh, they still just eat until they're full.

    With my kids, I always worked on the basic rule that their bodies knew what they needed - it was nothing for my DS1 to eat 6 tubs of yoghurt for breakfast at that age. At 2 and 3 yrs he would eat 4 wet box for breakfast and then ask for more - both my kids are perfect weights :-)

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    That is a big breaky, but I agree with hugsbunny, I don't think at that age they can overeat, they stop when they're full. It looks like she's eating healthily, so I wouldn't worry about how much she eats. You might find she's going through a spurt too. DS goes through phases where he does nothing but eat all day, then phases when he eats like a sparrow.

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    Default How do you know if your lo is eating too much?

    Thanks ladies

    Just worried I was over feeding her lol

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    Default How do you know if your lo is eating too much?

    My DD would easily eat 3 weetbix at that age. I would only worry if it were affecting the amount she ate at lunch and dinner, and therefore wasn't getting a varied diet.

    If she's hungry, she's hungry! I'm at my hungriest at breakfast

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    Default How do you know if your lo is eating too much?

    Apparently Between the ages of 1 and 2 there is a big growth spurt and they do eat a lot! My DS was the same but now at 2 he does not seem as hungry as he used to be but in saying that for brekky this morning he had 2 egg scrambled egg on toast , a whole apple and a banana muffin!

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    Default How do you know if your lo is eating too much?

    Quote Originally Posted by hollychops View Post
    My DD would easily eat 3 weetbix at that age. I would only worry if it were affecting the amount she ate at lunch and dinner, and therefore wasn't getting a varied diet.

    If she's hungry, she's hungry! I'm at my hungriest at breakfast
    Not affecting her feeds through out the day... Generally has large feeds through out the whole day hehe

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    As long as she's eating healthy good quality foods I wouldn't worry about how much she's eating. That is a lot of food though. My 3 year old wouldn't eat 1/8 of that for breakfast, he's lucky to eat one piece of toast and he's done.


 

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