Why won't my 2 year old eat?! She NEVER wants to eat ANYTHING anymore?! Is this just a phase?

Stefanie - posted on 07/13/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My almost 2 year old never wants to eat. I have to make her sit in her high chair and she will stay there for an hour and not touch her food. It is not just certain foods, even her favorites get pushed away. It has been like this a few weeks; she eats when she wants, but not often. She drinks milk, water and juice and I've tried PediaSure, but she doesn't like it. Has anyone else gone through this?

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Krystal - posted on 07/13/2010

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Yes my daughter is still currently like that and she is 4. It started about 2 she all of a sudden was never hungry and i had to force her to eat at least twice a day. I discussed this with her dr bc i was trully concerned but he said that most kids fromt eh age 2 up to even teens go thru that phase and its where their bodies grow the fastest from newborn to 2 and then it slows and thats y their eating habits slow also. But just makes sure that what she does eat is healthy and she will be fine trust me. My daughter is 4 and is average in her weight class. So see they still grow the same and get the nutrition they need without eating ALOT!

Jen - posted on 07/13/2010

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oh boy i know wht your feeling my 20 month old son is the same eats wen he wants not alot n sumtimes refuses what i give him. im getting him weighed tomoz n im dreading it incase she says he has lost more weight

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