toddler menu, food, appitite
Toddlers only need 1/4 of the caloric intake we need as adults. So when you think about how much 500-600 calories really is...it's not a lot. And that's over the whole day. My son will eat a piece of fruit and a piece of toast and a sausage link and a cup of milk for breakfast, a fruit cup or finger veggies and a cup of juice for snack, 1/4-1/2 a sandwich and a cup of milk for lunch, about 1/4 plate of whatever we're having for dinner (think 1 chicken finger and a spoonful of green beans and half a dinner roll) with a cup of milk, and usually another cup of juice or milk throughout the day. And while it definitely wouldn't do anything to fill me up, it's plenty for him, and he's growing just fine. She'll let you know when she's hungry and when she's full.
Answer by DragonRiderMD at 1:49 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by Bmat at 12:50 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
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Answer by sidzwif at 2:40 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
Your child will eat when they are hungry. As long as your child is not losing weight then she is fine. If you make a big deal out of food then your child may develop food issues. Children will not let themselves go hungry!
Answer by NannyMiranda at 2:44 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
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Answer by TiccledBlue at 4:51 PM on Jan. 28, 2009