My 12 month old son adores fruit, he has recently discovered he can reach the fruit bowl and helps himself to nectarines, peaches, plums etc. His favourite food is mandarins, he constantly requests them, and wants one after another. He generally has fruit with most meals, I was wondering if there is such thing as too much fruit for little tummies? He is a great eater and I haven't come accross anything he won't eat, so he has a varied diet, just with lots of fruit in there!
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18-01-2012 09:57 #1
Too much fruit?
18-01-2012 10:02 #2
if Ds has too much fruit (esp grapes which he LOVES) he gets a bit of diarrohea (i knew how to spell that but i forget now, time to go back to work!). i guess if he doesnt get that or tummy upsets than i guess theres no harm in it
18-01-2012 10:52 #3
We eat a lot of fruit too, I know that DS has had too much when his poos are so runny they come out the side of his nappy - then it's time for some cheese!
If his poos are ok, then I think there isn't anything to worry about.
18-01-2012 10:55 #4
My DS has had an ongoing love affair with every kind of fruit since he started eating solids.
We're the same as everyone else though, you can tell when he's had too much. Or sometimes his poo won't be any different, but he'll just do like, 5 in one day
If it's not causing him any discomfort, or stomach upset, I'd say it's fine
18-01-2012 11:06 #5
should be fine... just keep an eye on him and watch for the runny no.2's
dd has a fructose intolerance and cannot eat fruit any more... which is a shame as she loves it... but eve since she first started solids she couldnt handle too much pear/sultanas, melons etc and they are the ones that set her off the most now!!!!
18-01-2012 15:52 #6
Hi there I would check with your dentist about his teeth (even if he is only little, might be useful to know for later). Fruit has a lot of sugar and my friends 7 year old had to have some teeth removed because of tooth decay caused by fruit. Her son never ate lollies or anything but absolutely loved fruit since he was a baby. I think from memory the dentist said watermelon and grapes were the main culprits.
18-01-2012 16:54 #7
I found this, dnt know how much bs it is but worth a read http://drbenkim.com/articles-fruit.html
and theres quite a bit out there to read that has different ideas eg; http://www.rawpeople.com/index.php?o...477&Itemid=110
but i suppose better than him eating junk food. and by the sounds of things if he's getting a balanced diet than there shouldnt be problems. I myself wouldnt complain
18-01-2012 20:31 #8
Thanks for the replies and the links! He hasn't had any tummy upsets but now I'm freaking about his teeth! He brushes twice a day, after breaky and before bed, but obviously isn't using toothpaste. I might try and limit his intake a little!
18-01-2012 20:58 #9
My naturopath said 2 pieces of fruit a day is best for kids because of the sugar, my DS could also eat it all day so sometimes instead of more fruit I give him veggies like cucumbers and carrots or cut up cherry tomatoes or olives or low sugar fruits like apples and pears which have half the sugar of say watermelon and peaches
19-01-2012 16:56 #10
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