Eggs .... can there be too much for a toddler

Nancy - posted on 09/27/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi,

My daughter LOVES scrambled eggs and sometimes it's all we can get her to eat. Has anyone heard of any problems with feeding a kid (15 months) too much egg?

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Anita - posted on 09/27/2009

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you know my daughter is like that too and has been most of her life!!! at some point i say enough is enough but i dont know how much your daughter eats. my daughter now at 7 will eat a dozen if we let her. we went to organic farm eggs so that there is less junk in them and hopefully she slows down. our doctor said that there is nothing wrong with a kid that likes eggs.

i hope this helps

Crystal - posted on 10/01/2009

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I do not think her eatting eggs is bad. Eggs are healthy. The problem Id worry about is her being malnurished when she fills up on mostly just eggs. Her body needs much more variety, and not just occationaly. I agree with the last post, it's important to branch out of your (and her) comfert zone to try different foods. The rule in my house is One Bite. Kids have to eat one bite of everything (and swallow it. lol) but if they don't like it then they dont have to finish it. I am also fine with creative uses of condiments. If it helps them like a new food, or makes an old food fun, I'm all for it. If I were in your shoes I'd experiment with mixing in squashes or potatoes or something else of similar texture. Very very small amounts at first, then gradually more. She can get a more balanced meal and maybe even find new foods she likes. :) Good luck!

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Sally - posted on 10/01/2009

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yes of course!!! eggs are high in cholestrol ,,,,, more than twice a week isnt healthy ,,,, many other foods can give your child protein ,,,, fish at least twice a week would be great... poached preferably ..... key idea is to give your child many taste choices at a young age ...... makes life so much easier when they are older
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User - posted on 09/30/2009

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You really shouldn't give a 15 month old eggs at all. Introducing eggs before the age of 2 can cause an allergy to eggs. Same goes with peanuts. I am a pediatric nurse. Not just a know it all mom! lol

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I read it from an article saying eggs are no longer a forbidden food which I wish to share it out especially with all the worrying mothers. The articles also says the Framingham Heart Study found that egg consumption was unrelated to blood cholesterol or heart conditions and that includes the yolks.

In another 14-year study, 117000 nurses and health professionals found that there was no difference in the risk for coronary heart problems between those who ate less than one egg per week and those who ate more than one egg per day.

However, imho, no matter how good or bad the food is keep the limit... the correct saying should be eat healthily, have a well-balanced diet. Cheers!!

Nancy - posted on 09/29/2009

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Thanks so much for your feedback! Good idea about going organic to reduce the questionable additives. I've thought about cholesterol but at this age it shouldn't be a concern. I guess I should just be happy she didn't pick something junky to get addicted to:)

Alison - posted on 09/28/2009

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It seems to me that eggs have colesterol no matter how you slice it. I try to limit eggs to every other day at the most. Ask your doctor.

Jessica - posted on 09/28/2009

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hi i have a 4year old and 8year old and both of them love eggs they always have
they eat tons of them my 8year old eats 3 of them for breakie two boiled ones and egg samie for lunch then after school if i let her she will eat to more(she is real thin ) so if kids want to eat them let them i say lol

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