Child refuses to eat

(9 Posts)
hannahbellaa29 Mon 04-Apr-16 09:10:18

I am probably in the wrong topic.. I haven't worked the site out yet.. But any way my 3 year old won't eat.. It started a while ago then got better but now it's started again.. He would eat his breakfast and a ham sandwich for dinner but at tea time refuses too eat his tea.. Even tho I know he likes what he is getting, but no now he won't eat anything, he just shouts NO, then says he wants it and just plays about with it!! It's getting too the point where I physically can't feed him it's costing me a fortune in wasted food,

georgedawes Mon 04-Apr-16 09:11:59

Iso he underweight?

PolterGoose Mon 04-Apr-16 09:14:08

How long since he last ate?

If he is actually not eating he will need medical help at some point.

hannahbellaa29 Mon 04-Apr-16 09:21:25

Yeah he's underweight, he was eating his breakfast and dinner up until yesterday.. I have taken him to the doctors and they said just feed him what he wants, but he demands chocolate and crisps not proper food

PolterGoose Mon 04-Apr-16 09:35:08

At this age calories are most important. I would suggest keeping a food diary, record everything his eats, don't make a big thing of it, always provide at least one thing he will eat, and if it carries on and his weight drops ask for a referral to a dietician.

PolterGoose Mon 04-Apr-16 09:43:23

This guest post about food refusal might be helpful smile

Sirzy Mon 04-Apr-16 09:45:32

What was he eating for breakfast and dinner? As hard as it is as it goes against every parenting expectation sometimes you do just have to feed them what they will eat. But I agree keeping a food diary and I would also get his weight regularly monitored to make sure it isn't dropping

Sirzy Mon 04-Apr-16 09:46:12

Does he go to nursery or anything? Will he eat there?

hannahbellaa29 Mon 04-Apr-16 10:18:53

He goes in a morning and has snack that he sometimes eats depending on what it is, yeah at least if I do a food diary I can take it back too the doctors. Thanks for the link I will look now

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