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    Default Child constantly eats!

    My daughters 2 and 3.5 are constantly eating. My oldest has been like this since very young. One of her first words was "yum" and would cry constantly if not fed. They will eat breakfast and then like half an hour later beg me for food again. I give them generous portions, have spaced out well within the day, try give healthy low GI foods, but doesn't matter they just don't stop. They eat wayyy more than my nieces and nephews and friends children. If we go to parks, play centres etc, while other kids are playing, mine are whining at me for food! I don't get a break from it! I get comments about it from others too. Any tips???

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    My son always says "I'm hungry" "what can I eat" I swear since he was born he has been a guts. It's frustrating because I have to think of new things to give him but it's all day wanting food. He is not chubby or overweight at all

    I feel your pain that's all!!

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    Can he eat more fat to fill him up?

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    Doesn't make a difference it seems. Like yesterday at a party she went immediately to the food table and was stuffing chips and chocolate in her mouth, ate a whole bread roll with two sausages, still saying she was hungry! Straight after all this ran and grabbed a whole chocolate custard-filled Krispy Kreme donut. Literally two minutes later is begging me for an ice cream, then after that goes straight over to the food table again and is literally shovelling grapes and nuts in her mouth! It's gross!
    (She never usually eats that much junk food btw!! Just we were at a housewarming party)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkIsTheNewBlack View Post
    Doesn't make a difference it seems. Like yesterday at a party she went immediately to the food table and was stuffing chips and chocolate in her mouth, ate a whole bread roll with two sausages, still saying she was hungry! Straight after all this ran and grabbed a whole chocolate custard-filled Krispy Kreme donut. Literally two minutes later is begging me for an ice cream, then after that goes straight over to the food table again and is literally shovelling grapes and nuts in her mouth! It's gross!
    (She never usually eats that much junk food btw!! Just we were at a housewarming party)
    Did she have reflux as a baby?

    We are just realising that my daughters grazing is due to her reflux actually not going away!!! 3.5

    If not I would try and keep her occupied maybe she's bored. My kids always ask for food when the tv is on! Such a bad habit

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    I second the boredom. If you do things like painting or play dough where it's messy and involves a lot of cleaning up before doing something else (ie thinking about food) it may help.

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    What's her weight? If she's not fat, then I don't see why not

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    Default Child constantly eats!

    Maybe try and plan out the days a bit if you can and plan the snacks & meals.
    Kinda like a timetable - maybe a picture chart type thing.

    Ie breakfast, play with toys, morning tea, play outside or go to park, lunch.....

    Then when they ask for food you can say oh lets check what time our snack is next

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    Have you thought about making up a lunch box of food for the day? Could they be mistaking thirst for hunger?


 

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