My 2 Year Old Is Anorexic

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bekysu - February 6

Hi girls. I know every child goes through this. My dd barely eats. Some days are good but most days, she will NOT eat hardly anything. Any ideas to get dd to eat?

 

bekysu - February 6

P.S. I do NOT really think that she is anorexic ............just don't know what else to call it.

 

Lisastar9 - February 6

Kids always go though phases in their lives where they eat and don't eat much. There are two thing we can't control in our child(s) life 1. eating and 2. sleeping. As long as she is drinking and eating something I don't think I would worry to much, Does she show enough signs going to the pee and bm normally. All you can do is to offer the food s she likes every day and not much more. She will eat when she is hungry. Maybe try to offer healthy snacks during the day. Easy finger foods. Raisens and cheerios cheeze and crackers,apple slices.

 

bekysu - February 6

Yes she does go to the batheroom reg. and is very healthy. I continue to give her a mult. vit. My ped says as long as she is getting her vit. she will be fine. I do offer that child everything under the sun. It's very hit and miss about what she will take. She's not underweight or anything. She just turned two and she is 26 Ibs. and she is 36 inches long so she is growing just fine. thanks for the imput : )

 

Rabbits07 - February 7

That is a very common phase for a child to go through. Unless they actually have some type of medical problem children generally will not refuse food to the point that they starve themselves. Also keep in mind that both a child's caloric needs and serving sizes are much smaller than that of an adult. For example a serving size of fruit or veggie for a child your dd's age is only 1-2 tablespoons so that's not alot. Here is a good link about toddlers and serving sizes. You may actually find that your dd is eating quite well! Of course, if she isn't there is still no need to worry so long as she is gaining weight and growing well. Anyway, here is that link: h ttp://w ww.keepkidshealthy.com/experts/fb/toddler_serving_sizes.html (no spaces or dashes)

 

jas - February 7

I have said this before when asked about which to start first - fruits or veggies... I have said it really does not matter because by the time they are 2 they won't eat a darn thing... My first (who is now 12) didn't eat a thing when he was 2. I think it's a phase... Then he started with the jelly phase where all he wanted was jelly. Then it was noodles. My ped (of course, this was 12 years ago too... my 10 month old has not gotten there yet) anyway, me ped said that if he would only eat jelly, then let him eat jelly. As long as he was getting his vitamin, and was otherwise healthy - it was fine. I know it can be frustrating or even worrysome - but remember - it will pa__s.... Good luck!

 

bekysu - February 7

thanks girls...and rabbits07, muchas gracias for the site. I will look it up!

 

Kara H. - February 7

Culd you give her carnation instant breakfast and pa__s it off as choc. milk? My cousin had to hage jaw surgery when he was small and that was his main nutrient source. He didn't like pediasure at all but he would drink the instant breakfast

 

Kara H. - February 7

sorry for the typos Max is wriggling on my lap and kicking the key board tray away

 

bekysu - February 7

Kara H. that's an idea! She does get a muti vitamin everyday so I know she is not malnourishing or anything. I was just wondering if any mommies had some "catchy" ways of getting you tots to eat. I already try the "dip" trick. Ketchup anyone?

 

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