Toddler on hunger strike ...

(4 Posts)
Toofondofcake Sat 09-Jul-16 17:54:20

Well maybe not a full blown hunger strike but pretty close!

My 20 month old DD1 has just decided to eat almost nothing. The last two days she has refused her tea and most snacks (other than yogurt and dried cranberries) eaten no lunch and refused her usual breakfast of weetabix which she normally loves. She had some toast from my plate instead and a cereal bar :/.

She has been fussy with food since leaving nursery when we had our second baby 3 months ago. She will not eat any veggies no matter how cleverly I hide them/mash them etc and will only eat bananas occasionally. I can only get fruit in her as dried fruit or fruit pouches.

I'm infuriated as I just want to say well fine if you don't want to eat fair enough but I'm also worried that she isn't eating even though she must be hungry? Anyone else experienced this? Any advice?

elephantoverthehill Sat 09-Jul-16 18:03:41

May be she is going down with something? My DS did this once at a slightly older age. I gave him the 'McDonalds' test. He didn't want it. He had some kind of virus that didn't become apparent until the next day. Sometimes though they seem to stuff themselves stupid before being ill or having a growth spurt. smile

Toofondofcake Sat 09-Jul-16 18:12:41

Hadn't thought of that elephant although she does have a cold at the moment, not bad enough to stop her dancing to Mickey Mouse though so I hadn't really thought anything of it other than wiping her nose a million times a day.

Highlove Sat 09-Jul-16 22:32:33

Mine does this from time-to-time. It's always worrying but it rarely lasts more than a few days. As a PP says, maybe she's coming diwn with something, or maybe it's teeth. Or maybe it's just one of those things they do to worry us. I'd keep offering a good range of food and let her get in with it. Maybe up her milk a bit (if she's still having it?) for a few days. Try not to worry though - she won't starve in a few days.

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