DD is 19mo and is eating like a child possessed lately. She seems to eat constantly while awake, it's amazing. Her carers at daycare often comment on how much she eats, she's often wanting 2 or 3 servings of her lunch! She's only on about the 10th percentile for weight and has always been tall and slight so I'm not concerned about her getting too chubby. But is this normal? Do they know when they're full at this age? I'm worried she'll make herself sick!
This is kind of funny considering I have posted in the past because I was worried she wasn't eating enough lol!
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07-03-2013 17:23 #1
Toddler Eating Habits - Do they regulate how much they eat?
07-03-2013 17:34 #2
I know between 13-24 months they go through a huge growth spurt and do eat a lot - my DS was a huge eater but since turning 2 he still eats but not the amounts he used too! I'd say as long as its healthy food ( no sugar/salt) and she's not over weight I wouldn't worry
07-03-2013 17:54 #3Senior Member
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As per Elijahs Mum.
If the food is healthy then I think they will just naturally regulate their intake based on how hungry they are. If it was rubbishy food then I think they're more likely to over eat.
07-03-2013 17:54 #4
Thanks - its all healthy, I put a lot of value on a healthy diet for her so I know she's not filling up on junk food. That's the main reason I'm not overly concerned, but it's just mind boggling to see so much food going into such a small person!
You're probably right about the growth spurt. I might just need to get a second job to fund it!
07-03-2013 17:58 #5Senior Member
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Its pretty crazy. I remember when my son was that age I was honestly amazed at what he could eat. I just didn't see how he could even fit it all in his little body. He's always been smack bang in the middle for the height weight charts.
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