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Toddler not eating very well...

Ok my dd has had a cold, but she seems to be better then she was. She still has a slight cough (vicks on the feet helped alot thank u!!!), but she isn't really eating, just picking. She isn't even eating her fav cookie, a vanilla wafer! I do know this is somewhat common that toddlers go thru phases like this, but how long dos it go on? Its been been like 3 days now.


Asked by Michigan-Mom74 at 6:36 PM on May. 17, 2011 in Kids' Health

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Answers (23)
  • is she at least drinking? it's most important that she drink lots of fluids. You can also try a carnation instant breakfast's filled with lots of nutrients!

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 6:42 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • ya she is drinking, she loves the carnation drink stuff!!!

    Comment by Michigan-Mom74 (original poster) at 6:47 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Pediasure for the moment but she might just be trying to get her appetite back slowly.

    Answer by SMITxsM2 at 7:22 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I would worry too much as long as she is drinking plenty.

    Answer by bether89 at 11:12 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • As long as she drinks plenty you are okay. You might also try soup. I buy canned soup and drain it so that your little one gets all the good stuff. DD likes chicken noodle and minestrone. I hope that helps.

    Answer by karischub at 11:26 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • hope she has started feeling better and eating again.

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 4:15 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • i wouldn't worry unless she stops drinking, and remember, "drinks" like carnation will also "fill her up" a bit, so she may not be as hungry if she is drinking lots of those

    Answer by asil at 7:05 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • Don't worry about her eating. She needs to continue getting fluids though. You could also try pushing liquidy foods, like applesauce or soup, but don't worry about her appetite.

    Answer by SherriPie at 10:40 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • So long as she's staying hydrated, I wouldn't worry about her eating. If there are problems once the cold is gone, take her to her pediatrician.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 11:26 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • She won't starve herself. Just keep her hydrated and keep introducing the food. When she's ready shell gobble it.

    Answer by KristinRox at 8:39 AM on May. 19, 2011