My daughter hardly eats all day long she takes a few bites of the food and just stops eating

Tina - posted on 11/18/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




My daughter is an very picky eater she hardly eats all day long i feed her throughtout the day and she just takes a bite or two and just stops eating sometimes she will eat ok but ive tried everything even making her favorite foods and she still will barely eat


Griselda - posted on 11/18/2009




Your daughter is 16 months which means that she's in that stage where she wants to be "grazing" or eating small meals throughout the day. Right now she doesn't want to sit her her chair to eat a meal instead she'll prefer to "snack"
I suggest you give prepare healthy meals that she likes and offer it to her throughout the day.
One thing that my daughter's pediatrician told me is " Your daughter will never die of hunger" the same I tell you. I do understand your concern, my toddler is now 25 months old and continues to eat small meals throughout the day...she prefers to graze.

Something you can do is give her a daily Little Critter's multi-vitamin... toddler's think it's candy since look like gummy bears. Give her one gummy since she's not 2 years old yet.


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Angela - posted on 11/18/2009




Sometimes my daughter is like that too. She might just not be hungry when you are wanting to give her a meal. As long as she is snacking throughout the day I think she should be ok. If you are really concerned about it, you can ask your pediatrician to see if he/she has any advice.
Hope this helps.

Peta-Gaye - posted on 11/18/2009




u can try vitamins to see if it will open up her appetite or let her eat when your eating maybe seeing u eat will encourage her.

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