Is this normal????my two year old just keeps eating....

Nikitta - posted on 07/30/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my two year old eats 6-7 weetbix and 2 slices of toast every morning for breakfast,and is sometimes still hungry!!!! =O
then at like 11am he wants more food....then again in the afternoon and then finishes the day off with dinner...he eats about the same as me for dinner....does anyone else have a child like this???

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Jenny - posted on 08/02/2010

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oh my goodness, I thought I was the only one. My daughter is constantly hungry and it's been like this since she has been able to eat. She's very healthy and not a chubby child. Tall and slender, but eats wayyyy too much, sometimes asking for food on my plate (after she's done eating her food). I'm not sure exactly why and I got very worried and took her to the doctor, but she said she was perfectly healthy. Then I put her in day care and they have a strict schedule like (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, play time, snack, etc.) she's been a lot better.. now it's about sticking to that schedule when she's home. She still asks, but not that much. Try to substitute food too. I'll give her milk (which makes her very full) instead of food.

Kim - posted on 07/31/2010

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Since that's a lot of carbs, try adding some protein to his breakfast, since it will fill him up faster and keep him hungrier longer. My daughter's not a big protein fan, but she loves turkey bacon, and I find when she eats a slice of turkey bacon and a cup of milk with her breakfast, she's not as anxious for a snack a couple hours later. She also likes cereal, so I share a bowl of Kashi GoLean with her. It has 13g of protein and 10g of fiber per serving, and she's good with some of that and 1/2 a banana.

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I agree with Kim. It's alot or carbs which only fill you for a short period of time. Try feeding him more protein which will fill him for longer. There's nothing wrong with having eggs every days. My daughter loves scrambled eggs, also porridge is a great breakfast. It's carbs bit it's slow releasing so you eat less. There's a great site called weelicious.com which has great idea's for meals for kids.

Louise - posted on 07/31/2010

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This is not normal at all. 6 or 7 weetabix is a huge amount of food for anyone! I would take him to the doctors to have his thyroid checked as this is the gland in the body that sends hunger messages to the brain. Children do eat more when just about to go through a growth spurt but you son is eatting more than the adverage adult and this is not healthy. Just make an appointment with a GP who will be able to advise you and put your mind at rest.

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Jen - posted on 07/31/2010

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6 to 7 wheetabix is a hell of alot if he still hungry i would really talk to your health vistor or a doctor he could have a under lying issue somewhere.

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