Alisha - posted on 06/03/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
I was wondering how much weight should toddlers gain at this age. My daughter used to eat everything, but her eating habits change everyday. One day she'll eat dinner, and the next she's spitting it out and throwing her food on the floor. She barely drinks milk anymore and is starting to refuse water. She hasn't gained any weight in the last 5 months, and I am becoming worried. She weighs 24.5 pounds and is almost 34 inches. The doctor gave us high calorie foods we could give her, but she only wants the junk food. I really don't want to feed her junk food, just so she can gain weight---because that is the start of an unhealthy lifestyle. Any tips on getting her to eat better? I'd also like to know the weight of your toddlers and their patterns of weight gain. Thanks!