My 2 almost 3 year old does not want to eat is this normal?

Dawn - posted on 10/05/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a 2 and a half year old girl who will be 3 in dec, for the past few months her appetite has been getting smaller and smaller some days she wont eat a thing ,she just wants to drink i have taken her to a doctor 2 about this in the past year but was told it was normal im just worried she is not getting enough to eat, she hasnt gained or lost weight in months its been the same . should i be worried or is this just a phase she is going through. if anyone has any suggestions or help please do thanks dawn :)

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Natascha - posted on 10/06/2009

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Wow thought i was the only one well i bribe my son with a marshmellow one spoon for a sml piece of marshmellow and tonight i had to make as if in throwing away his toys and if he takes a bite one toy comes back if not another one goes away if u get an easier way plz do tell but so far it works for me

Natascha - posted on 10/06/2009

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Wow thought i was the only one well i bribe my son with a marshmellow one spoon for a sml piece of marshmellow and tonight i had to make as if in throwing away his toys and if he takes a bite one toy comes back if not another one goes away if u get an easier way plz do tell but so far it works for me

Whitney - posted on 10/06/2009

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Don't worry. Most kids go through the "not eating" stage. It shouldn't last too much longer and she will be eating good again. I haven't been there with my daughter yet. She is 16 months and eats a little of pretty much everything we give her.. But my aunt's 2 girls did the same thing that your daughter is going through and my mom adopted a 4 week old baby 2 and a half years ago and she is going through it right now with her. My mom gives her the nutrition drinks and she loves them! Don't stress and Good Luck!!!

Jessica - posted on 10/06/2009

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My son went thru the same phase and still is.. He turns 3 in November.. The doctor says it is normal. All you can do for her is make sure she is offered food but not forced to eat. Not that you do.. But sometimes making a kid eat something they don't want to can make it harder to get them to eat. Also if you are introducing too many new foods at once can make kids not want to eat.. Not sure if you have been making new foods maybe. Kids at this age just want to go go go.. As long as they are eating something and keeping fluids down they should be ok.. If you feel it is really a problem or that she isn't getting enough nutrition from what little she is eating try vitamins.. My son likes the gummies from wal-mart. Just 1 a day helps out. Or maybe even those pediatric drinks they have for kids. :)

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