OK so my DS will be 2 in a couple of weeks and he's not a picky eater by any means but he goes through phases where he'll eat really good for a couple days and then almost nothing the next couple days. But he CONSTANTLY asks for a cup. He'll ask for a cup in between 5-8 times a day. I've finally gotten to the point were I'll tell him he can have water or nothing and he'll take the cup of water but wont really drink it.
I think most of the time he confuses being hungry for being thirsty but he'll refuse to eat anything and just want his cup. So for a while I was giving him snacks and figured anything he was eating was better than only milk or juice. But my DH and MIL say that he should not have any snacks or anything to drink until he eats a full meal. My DH is deployed right now and I just want him to eat. I'm trying really hard to be stern but he's only eating a few bites and just cries for a cup
Answer by coala at 8:27 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
Remember that toddler portion sizes are very small. A few bites here and there is usually just right. Toddlers are grazers. Try making something healthy yet tasty, leave it accessible to him from breakfast on. He will likely pick at it. Come snack time, switch the food with a snack. Continue this with lunch, dinner, etc. You might find he eats more when he feels he has control over it. Also, he won't starve himself :) By chance, are you nursing him? If so, I'd worry even LESS about what he's eating/not eating, and I'm not too concerned even if he's not nursing...
Answer by Krysta622 at 9:00 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by redrose36 at 9:53 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by TwannaB. at 2:13 AM on Sep. 23, 2010