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i need advice

my 3 year old dd always talks about food even if shes not hungry and its very annoying. you tell her we are going to the target and you ask her what she wants and she will tell you cookies or something else . IS THIS NORMAL???

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on May. 5, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • sure why not! She's found the first thing/topic that she can really talk about and make decisions and have opinions about. Ride it out. the first of many strange phases!! :)

    Answer by mysweetJBs at 9:39 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • lol ive been riding it out for a while it just seems like it will never end

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • Yeah its pretty normal. Some kids are just hungry than others. My daughter is now eight and she is thin as a rail. But she is always hungry. She has been this way since she was very little. It can be very annoying at times. She drives me crazy sometimes. But I say its pretty much normal.

    Answer by akmami0f4 at 9:41 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • Just because she talks about it doesn't mean she needs to eat it. I'd explain that cookies and sweets are rewards and should be eaten rarely, so as to make them more enjoyable when they are received. As long as you monitor how much she's eating (3 larger meals or 6 smaller meals throughout the day) then it's no big deal. You've likely taught her more words about food than any other subject so as mySweetjbs points out, it's the first topic she can really talk about.

    Answer by BisketLiss at 9:42 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • as long as shes not eating 24/7 watch out before she becomes obese if thats the case

    Answer by akashaismyworld at 9:42 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • i agree with you bisketliss i dont give her candy or soda at all and she only gets cookies every once in a while she eats healthy but she always wants food

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • It's normal. I wouldn't worry about it. Kids talk about what they know and she knows food.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:56 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • She is three, whats not to like about cookies when you are three? This will pass.

    Answer by salexander at 1:30 PM on May. 6, 2009

  • PLEEEEEASE Don't tell her that cookies are rewards! food should NEVER be a reward! A treat, sure, but NOT a reward!

    Answer by Arisce at 9:35 AM on May. 9, 2009

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