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how do i get my son to slow down on food ?

he has been eating sooooo much ! and i dont think its ok ! sooo hopefully some of you out there can help mee ! plzz ! i need help !

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Asked by cutieroxy247 at 2:19 PM on Jul. 29, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • How old is he? How much is he eating duirng the day?

    Answer by crazy4u49033 at 2:20 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • maybe he is going through a growth spurt?

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:22 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • When they are little like that, they only eat because they are hungry. Don't worry.

    Answer by JGRIMMER at 2:25 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • My son still eats like that, but slowed down a little.

    As long as it is healthy food, like fruits and veges, then he should be ok.

    I would just add exta fruits and veges on his plate.

    If you mean throwing food in his mouth quickly, then just give him it slower, set up a plate with what you want to feed him and then just add a spoon to his plate and tell him slow, slow. Teach him not too gobble it up.

    My son is better with both now...Good Luck!!!

    Answer by KFree907 at 2:31 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I agree with KFree. If he is just eating lots of food then that is ok- make sure it is healthy proteins and fruits and vegetables, etc and let him eat as much as he wants. Babies won't overfeed themselves. If he is eating too much junk or something then just stop giving it altogether. If you mean he eats too quickly then only give a little at a time on his plate or tray and replace as he finishes. Then remind him to eat slowly and chew, chew, chew. If you haven't introduced a fork or spoon yet that can also help only because it takes them so long to coordinate the silverware that they have to eat slower. Good luck!

    Answer by MaryMW at 2:38 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • How old is he and what food are we talking about?

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:43 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • babies go through phases when they eat a ton and then it seems like they don't eat anything at all...
    keep it all healthy foods and it will be fine!

    Answer by elizabiza at 12:11 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

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