It is perfectly normal for children, especially toddlers to do this. My 24 month old, when she was about 14 months didn't eat for a week. She probably had a total of 4oz of food. Man, was I freaking out, but I took her to the DR. and he said that as long as she is getting fluids that she would be fine. She only lost a few lbs, and she just started to eat again one morning. The thing he said you had to worry about is if they get really tired, and don't cry or want to be active. It turns out it was b/c she was getting a molar.
at 2:37 PM on Jun. 25, 2008