My Son Wont Eat Anything he takes 2 bites then thats it wat shall i do?? can anybody help??

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Chanel - posted on 03/12/2010

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my daughter is the same way and she is three.. i just let her snack on food all day and she eats then and the dr. said that is fine...

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Amber - posted on 03/12/2010

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My 18 month old little girl is the same way. I was leaving a drink out for her at all times. Then, her pediatrician told me to stop because she was getting full off of the fluids.Now she will eat alot more most of the time.

Melissa - posted on 03/12/2010

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YEP BEEN THERE! My pediatrician actually told me that a young child only needs to get a well balanced diet in the course of a 2 week period of time. Space out the nutritous stuff and watch fluids (they can drink too much milk/juice) Make them stay at the dinner table for a certain period of time but after that tell them that they won't get to eat anything till the morning. We would even entice my 2 year old with dessert and she still would choose not to eat. Oh well. Also, a childs stomach is the size of their fist so don't expect them to eat more than that. When they are a little older you can tell them they have to eat "those two bites" of meat then they can get down. They will eventually. And watch snacking. That can really fill up a child caloricly then they won't be hungry. Hang in there. They will eat. And kids go through stages!

Rebecca - posted on 03/12/2010

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i saw on supernanny a lil boy who was like that and the nanny just gave him little bit of food to eat like little nibblets and everytime he ate all of say a carrot he got a sticker and alot of attention so he eat more to get more stickers and when he had so many stickers he got a preize at the end of the week... try it works a charm ive tried it

BB - posted on 03/12/2010

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It's totally normal for todd's to "graze" eat a couple of bites here and there throughout the day.Does your son take a daily vitamin suppliment? When my son now 4 was around 2 he would graze, I could never get him to sit down and eat a full meal, I asked his doctor and she said it was fine.I just made sure he grazed on healthy options like whole weat crackers,fruits, veggie sticks.....etc.Sometimes it helps if you make the food look fun, like arrange his food to look like a happy face or cut his sandwiches to look like bunnies or stars.Also I used to give my son those toddler protein drinks, they come in diff. flavors. But if you still have concerns you should ask your doc.

Vickie - posted on 03/12/2010

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Is this a new thing? Both of my kids would stop eating for about a week to two weeks, then start eating everything in sight. It was part of their growth spurts. Some kids are just that way. Try giving him a wide range of choices throughout the day, but it may just be a short term thing then he will start eating like crazy, just hang in there.

Good Luck and God Bless

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My 2 year old is the same way. I don't know how he survives sometimes. The more we try to make him eat the more he refuses. There is no getting him to eat fruits or veggies so I buy Fruitables or other juice that has no sugar added but has a full serving of fruits and veggies. That is the only way I can get these things into him. I also make sure he has his vitamins each day. I talked to my pediatrician about it and he said if the child is hungry he will eat. As long as he is growing then there is nothing to worry about. He will eventually start to eat just like my oldest son did.

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have you tried to give him over the counter vitamins, they may help to increase his appeitte. I know in my case they helped my 5 year old.

Melissa - posted on 03/12/2010

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How old is he? Can he talk? Do you give him options at meal time like have him choose one or two veggies, or fruits, meats etc? Do you give him more than one item on his plate?

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