My 21 month old is at a phase in her life where she likes to snack...all day long. From the moment she wakes up, she wants a snack before breakfast. Then she eats breakfast. Then, she is grabbing the crackers off the table. After her nap, I offer her lunch, which she barely touches. As soon as she is released from her high chair, she wants a snack. A couple of hours later, she has a small snack, then she wants to snack her way to dinner. After dinner, she wants a snack.
I don't know what to do. She is slightly underweight, so I'm hesitant to deny her food if she's really hungry. But I don't know hoe normal it is for a toddler of her age to want to eat all the time.
Any help or advice? Thank you!
Asked by Anonymous at 7:55 PM on Mar. 30, 2010 in General Parenting
Toddlers are supposed to be grazers. That's what the nutrition experts say. The important thing is to have good food for them to eat. You can make things up for them to have in the fridge so you are ready when they are hungry. My toddler grandson spends every other day with me and I save food from our meals for him.
Kids don't have to eat at the adult table. They can have a kid table or eat at the coffee table if that area would be an ok place to eat. You can go to google and type in superfoods and you will find lists of foods high in nutrition. Most are things you can feed a toddler.
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