Picky Eater

Robin - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )




my 21 month old daughter is a picky eater some day she will eat everything we give her Fruits, veggies, meat, you know it other days she it seems like she only wants to drink milk and orange juice and peanut butter. at a recent doctors appointment she grown 3 inches ( she's 32 inches tall now!) but lost a pound and a half and weights about 23 pounds. Is this normal? How can I get her to gain some weight?


Brenda - posted on 05/13/2010




The most important thing is how she is looking and acting. If she is active, happy, energetic, with good skin, bright eyes, and good hair then she's probably fine for her.

But if she's not as energetic as she used to be or has other problems then you should be concerned

Also you're supposed to limit milk to less than 24 oz per day because it can cause anemia and can interfere with the desire for more nutritious foods. So if she drinks a tonne of milk you might want to get her iron levels checked.

My son didn't gain weight for a very long time (10 months) but he was a very roly poly baby and he was never underweight for his height.

Right now your daughter is just over the 50th percentile for weight-for-height so that's fine:

Louise - posted on 05/12/2010




It is not normal for children to lose weight, but it is however normal for children to eat a huge amount one day and not want to eat the next. Normally children tend to eat more when they are about to have a growth spurt. From the health cards I have your daughter should weigh about 26 pounds 6oz at 24 months old. If you are worrid about her weight then ask to speak to a dietician for some advice.

Netty - posted on 04/20/2010




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Jen - posted on 05/26/2010




can you add me to your circle im going through what u went through my son is 19 months n weighs 23 pounds he has lost 5ounces

Netty - posted on 05/19/2010




Hi Amanda ..i know the American Academy of Sciences say to eat 5 to 10 servings same as the Canaian Food Guide.. Pretty tough you would be eating all ay..The foods we get in our grocery does not have the nutrients in it any more due to processing, green harvest, forced fake fertilizers etc.. All my 9 gran kids get two chewable REAL FOOD vitamins & minerals ..They are CERTIFIED . so they are standardized & stabilized ..Pharmaceutical grade.. 2 chews will give your child same as having 4 glasses of milk or having $36.00 worth of fruits & veggies bought organically.. If u need help email me at nettystoik@gmail.com Love to be of help....In Christ Netty

Amanda - posted on 05/18/2010




My little 2 year old. She loves to drink alot. Her foods she will eat somethings, But she want it the health things. She loves greens, corn, and baked beans. That's her vegetables group that she likes. She loves eating meat. I be worrying about is she getting all her vegetables. In I don't yelled or nothing when she don't want anything. Because, she is a child and I know it will get better. She will turned 3 year old in August. I hope it gets better than. Any moms out their that going through the same thing. Give me some advice. Thank you

Netty - posted on 05/17/2010




Hi Robin,, yes absolutely ..My email is nettystoik@gmail.com What email address can i be looking for so i know it is you Robin? Looking forward to helping you Take care 4 now in Christ Netty Where do u live? Do u have skype? my skype user name is nettystoik..

Sara - posted on 05/16/2010




if she grew 3 inches then she should actually weigh a little bit more not less. if her weight got re-distributed then she would look skinnier in other places.. when my daughter goes thru growth spurts she never lost weight.

Michelle - posted on 05/15/2010




You can always talk to your pediatrician about your concerns. If she grew three inches it might not be that she 'lost" weight as it might have gotten redistributed. Remember children weigh less in the morning than at night. You can always weigh them morning and night so you can see on average how much they fluctuate. Also, if they are constantly dropping down in their percentiles that is a concern and hopefully your pediatrician is addressing the issue. It is normal to eat tons of food for awhile and then not eat as much food. Just make sure she doesn't really become a 'picky' eater. Meaning that she picks all the time.

Here are some links. There are many more on the internet.

Healthy Eating

Picking Eating

Toddler Eating Basics

Growth Charts

Good Luck!

Rachel - posted on 05/12/2010




My daughter does the same with food. One day she eat tons and other she does not. However we do not shift what we giver her. She get what we eat, unless it is real hot foods, I do not make special meals for her. I would not wory about her weight loss unless your doctor says it is an issue. I can tell you if we are having something for dinner that I am not sure she is going to like I make sure that we have a side dish i know she loves!!!!

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