Non-stop eater

Caitlin - posted on 03/24/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My daughter will eat anything and everything. She will eat two handfuls of cereal, two yogurts and still ask for more. I dont want to start her on bad eating habits now. She also will not drink milk, I can warm it up or put it in different cups but she just doesn't want it. HELP!

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Donna - posted on 04/07/2011

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A yogurt and a 1oz piece of cheese is all that is required at this age. I found Euan ate all in sight (still does) but dropped his milk at the same time. This is perfectly normal and not something you should be concerned about unless she becomes too overweight.

Barbara - posted on 04/06/2011

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my son is doing the same thing he eats meals and then still wants snacks! i dont see a problem with it as long your pediatrician says her weight is fine. my son also wouldn't drink milk from any kind of cup until i started mixing it with vanilla pediasure. like 1/3 pediasure and the rest milk and he loves it!

Nisreen - posted on 04/01/2011

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Milk is over rated. U can get plenty of calcium and other nutrients from other foods. I hate milk and I'm just *fine*--never drank it as a child. Babies don't need it. It's not even that good for you. Try whole plain yogurt.

Nisreen - posted on 04/01/2011

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Be happy!!!! I have very picky 4 year old twins and it is a nightmare to get them to eat. It's been a continuous battle since they first started solids.
Fortunately my baby now is a good eater. I cannot tell you how hard it is to have kids that don't want to eat and meal time is a constant chore. It's very draining.

Hope - posted on 03/31/2011

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I wouldn't worry about the milk. If she's eating yoghurt and things like cheese etc, she'll be getting enough calcium from there. I personally don't like milk so I can understand that others don't too. I guess kids are expected to drink milk so it seems weird if they won't, but maybe she just doesn't like it

Patricia - posted on 03/30/2011

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my daughter would not drink milk still doesn't i just give here lots of other dairy products instead like youghurt cheese a little of ice cream for a treat high calcium oroducts

Patrice - posted on 03/28/2011

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My son eats ALOT too, all of his food and some of mine as well. We just say all gone when we think he's had enough. I don;'t think the habbit is bad unless you're feeding bad foods. And as long as they aren't overweight, They burn ALOT of calories at this stage, Have you tried diff types of milk? Soy milk, rice milk, almond milk?? some kids just don't like the taste of cows milk...

Tina - posted on 03/27/2011

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Sounds like your little one is healthy and active. I wouldn't worry about it a bit. Won't be long and you'll be curious about something else she's doing. Little ones always seem to be going through a phase. Also, don't worry about the milk. She's eating everything under the sun. Humans don't need milk to be healthy.

Alice - posted on 03/25/2011

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Caitlin,
My little one eats everything too, and she's actually considered "underwieght" because she's taller than most her age. I was told not to worry, she's just going through a growth spurt and she has enough energy to burn everything off! :) I have a 7, 5, and 3 year old too and my 14 month old will sometimes eat more than any of they do lol! But it really is a phase, my 3 year old just exited the "I'm hungry all the time" phase and now eats what I would consider a "normal" kid's portion and she's considered "normal" weight for her age & height. :)

Ashleigh Jade - posted on 03/25/2011

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If shes getting enough calcium ie through custurd,yogurt,cheese etc i wouldnt worry about not drinking milk.
My jan 2010 baby tyler, also eats quite a lot!
I wouldnt say its a bad habit at this age, if they were older yes.
At this age they eat out of hunger not want.

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