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The appetites of kids

Posted by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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How are your kids appetites? Do they go through phases where they eat a significant amount more or less? How old are they and do you find any changes in appetites seem to happen at certain ages?
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MommeisQueen
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:18 PM
My kids appetites are off the charts, I have to enforce three meals, two snacks and one dessert or else they would eat us out of house and home. I also have to constantly try to keep a good balance betwwen healthy diet, what they prefer and exercise.
frndlyfn
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Growth spurts have her eating 3x time more than her normal amount.  We make sure to keep everything on the healthier scope.

Xandriasmommy
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 5:41 PM
My dd doesn't eat enough to keep a bird alive! Just enough during growth spurts, but she is maintaining her weight!
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mhmomma
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 10:55 PM

My kids are always hungry. They do not like to try different things. 

auntangelofsix
by Angel on Jan. 26, 2013 at 11:07 PM
My boys are great n never changes.
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HotMommaStout
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 1:46 AM

I have great, consistent eaters :)


TigerofMu
by Sonja on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Yes.  I've noticed it most of all in our youngest.  She usually doesn't eat a lot, but at times she will chow down as much as her teenage sister!

Vertical15
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Mine come and go.  Somedays I can't keep their plates filled and other I feel like we are wasting food left and right.  Each kid has been different with their growth spurts.

new_mom808
by Andrea on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:55 PM

 There are ebbs and flows. The only realy pattern I've noticed is a huge increase before a growth spurt, but other times it's nearly nill and I have no idea why. Sometimes it spikes and I cant tell why....whatever. I just make sure I send enough for lunch for a hungry day and if it ends up feed ing him for 2 days so be it.

Roo1234
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 5:59 PM
Our kids aren't huge eaters. Occasionally they go through a growth spurt and consume more, but inn general they eat pretty light, but frequent meals. I'm fine with that because they eat healthy and very good at self regulation.
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