Jessica - posted on 03/07/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
He might have a bite or two here and there, but I am concerned because he's eaten very little in going on 4 days now. He had a fever and a barking cough the first 2 days and lost a lot of sleep because he kept waking up. Since he's sick, I let him cuddle w/ me and watch TV until he went back to sleep (around midnight 12am). I only did this the first 2 nights because I didn't want it to become habit. But, he was still waking up in the morning at his normal time, (around 5:30-6:00am) and his naps were shorter than usual. By the 3rd day he had broken his fever (but would still get the chills) and became congested w/ runny, crusty nose and still coughing - but with less of a barking sound. He's had plenty of liquids, and I know that the infection just needs to run its course, but I'm concerned that he still has no appetite. I have offered everything I could think of (even sweets) and he will take a nibble or two, then push it away. Even tried offering chicken noodle soup broth in a sippy cup, and still no luck. If he doesn't eat anything today (which will be 4 days without eating) then I'm going to call his doctor tomorrow morning. If anyone has had a similar experience with their toddler, please share your story.