My 20 month old DD is eating less and less lately and I'm at my wits end. I wonder if this is fairly normal toddler behaviour or just my little monster
Here's a look at today:
Breakfast I made her scrambled eggs with ham and cherry tomatoes and a little English muffin. She ate approx a quarter of the muffin (3 nibbles) and picked out a few pieces of ham, avoiding the eggs all together.
About an hour later I made her a bowl of weetbix which she refused until I added a handful of Nutrigrain to it, she then ate maybe 6 mouthfuls (less than half of the bowl).
Lunch we were out and about so we popped into KFC; she ate some chips (no trouble feeding her hot chips, lol, but that's a rare treat..even still, she ate that like a tiny bird, maybe 5 chips.
Afternoon tea, she played with a bowl of blueberries and ate half a dozen grapes. Squeezed her pouch of yoghurt all over the floor. Turned her nose up at a bowl of baby carrots and corn kernels (usually her favourite).
So I decided not to offer her anything else until dinner time, thinking she'd surely have an appetite by then.
Dinner: She "tasted" her ravioli but I couldn't get more than 2 mouthfuls into her.
I don't like putting her to bed with an empty tummy so I made her something else.. corn on the cob, broccoli and some cheese and spinach pastry things. She had a tiny nibble of each thing before promptly dumping it on the floor.
I seriously give up. This kid doesn't like to eat!
What am I doing wrong? Sigh.
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