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My niece does not eatting food about 2 weeks, she just like to eat cookies, ice cream

I have twins niece and nephew, they start day care one month ago. They did not eat the food at school. When they get home from school. They eat and drink crazy. 2 weeks ago my niece did not want to eat food even those food she likes before such carot, boil egg or piza. We try a lot of things . We make app to Dr already. I read some your advice I will try it

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Asked by Mylovelynice at 2:42 AM on Aug. 5, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • You are the adult, not them. It sounds like they are spoiled and a little picky and they are used to getting what they want. She just eats the cookies and ice cream thats all? IMO tell her next time she want the junk food, tell her no. And if she wants to have anymore of that, she has to eat her dinner, no dinner no cookies, simple as that. As for the doc appt, unnecessary, unless she really loses the weight, get tired all the time, or lethargic etc,

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 3:51 AM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • At daycare, ask them to separate the pair of them at mealtimes. Twins have a lot less resistance and power when they're not together. If each of them eats with a different group they're much more likely to follow what the group does rather than their twin.

    I speak as the mother of twins ...

    Answer by goldpandora at 3:55 AM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • What she wants and what she gets is two different things. She WANTS to eat junk food. But she is not going to get it all the time. She will eat normal food or she will not eat tell she does. PERIOD!

    Answer by louise2 at 7:18 AM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • If you want them to stop only eating junk food them the solution is to stop buying junk food. Offer regular healthy meals and snack choices. They can eat or not eat. They won't allow themselves o starve on principle.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:46 AM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • Don't buy junk. Kids won't starve themselves and will eat whatever you give them when they're hungry.

    Answer by BeaverHouse at 8:34 AM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • stop feeding her ice cream and cookies.

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:42 AM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • Wow! Three children in Daycare must cost a fortune!

    Only offer them wholesome foods. Get rid of all the junk food out of the house.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 8:43 AM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • I agree with Gold's idea of separating them at mealtime at daycare. Only give them foods you want them to eat. They will figure out that if they are hungry, they eat what you give them.

    Answer by Bmat at 9:21 AM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • Do not give her the goodies to eat. She will eat if she is hungry

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:12 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • Almost any kid will choose cookies and ice cream over healthy food if given the option. Most adults would, too, even if they know better. Take the sweets away till the kids are eating normally, then limit them to one or two a day.

    Answer by Ballad at 2:12 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

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