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    Default 16mth old stopped eating...

    Up untill last week our16 mth old DD would eat anything put in front of her. Now she eats hardly anything. Im not worried as she is really healthy i just wonder is this a development thing?

    Of course if we gave her crap she would eat it but she hardly ever has bad foods, she never gets chocolate etc.

    Im not sure what has caused the sudden change, its going on for 2 weeks so i wonder how lon does this last?

    She is not teething, has a cold but this is hardly noticable!

    Any advice?

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    No advice but my 15 month old has been like this for a month now. I was blaming teeth but I'm just not sure anymore.

    We just offer lots of variety and often. I also started giving her a cup of formula before bed each night to give me peace of mind that she is getting nutrients.


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    Joys of toddlers, they flip a switch & become anti than flip it back.

    Just keep offering, she'll be back to her old self soon enough.

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    DS went through the same thing and
    I put it down to a caveman theory that once babies can start walking they go off food for a little bit to avoid eating anything poisonous - it was the only thing that made sense for our situation

    It does pass

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    Toddlers get fussy around that age. They wont let them starve themselves and will eat when they're hungry. Just keep offering food to her.

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    I would tend to think it is just a developmental thing. Some days my DS survives on a cup of milk, and other days he eats more than me! Yes, they will always eat junk food though....

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    My toddler did (and still does) the same thing. Keep in mind that children only need a certain amount of calories per day, as do adults. If they have something calorie heavy for lunch, chances are they won't want anything for dinner. Calorie heavy doesn't mean unhealthy though! It's just that if they have something with more energy in it they won't be hungry later. I've found the same thing with my son, he goes CRAZY for bananas. If he has two in the afternoon he's almost never hungry at dinner. Don't let it worry you, kids let you know when they need food


 

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