I think I may have given birth to a fruitbat instead of a small child - ds constantly demands fruit! I give him over and above his 5 portions a day (as well as carrot sticks and other healthy vegetably stuff) but this morning he has already had a satsuma, a banana, a handful of grapes and an apple. And a box of raisins.
He has had a big bowl of porridge, so he's not just hungry - but I'm worried about him ruining his teeth and giving himself a dodgy tummy! His nappies are already somewhat....loose.
And he does eat the occasional bit of chocolate and regularly has biscuits, so he's not just got a sweet craving that he's trying to satisfy with vast amounts of fruit!!
DD4 (2yrs) is just like that. a lot of parents would dream about having children like ours He might just like the juicyness of fruit. I did hear as well that fruit acid erodes teeth enammel but surely it cant be worse than sweets and chocolates(the British dental association might differ, ask your dentist). He had porridge so as you said it is not out of hunger, he just likes it. How old is DS? Am still breastfeeding DD4 (for another month or so) and I think she might get in fruits the liquid she refuses to drink from a beaker. If he is developping fine, I for one do not think you should worry too much.LOL
apparently (i have never had to use it, luckly) if you whip up egg whites so its like just before you would put in meringue and put in the nappy it will do wonders for nappy rash, and you can store it in fridge for 24 hours, in an air tight container. but like i said i have never had to use it, good luck trying to get rid, poor DS
Dd had a box of raisins for breakfast this morning, refused her toast completely. I try not to stress about it, but she also suffers with a sore bum, particularly if she has too many grapes. I try to limit the intake as much as possible.
I have tried raisin toast, she seems to like it, although she is a little suspicious of it...
Maybe, if you really don't think he is hungry or thirsty just treat it as sweets or biscuits and say sorry no more.
DS2 is exactly the same, my family look at me as though I am not quite right when I refuse to give him any more carrots untill he has eaten his potatoes, meat etc. I have to explain boys cannot live on carrots alone!
Saying that he has recently had to have nasty surgety on his palate and has only been able to eat soft food, so my fruit/ veg lover has been in his element with all the soft fruit and veg he's been having!
Does he like the vegetable raw as well or would DS eat some cooked ones? For DD4 I steam carrot stick with diced potatoes it seems to work to get something starchy into her9 you can put a bit of butter on top for fat). You can even wait until it is cold to give it to him. Bananas were my saving grace at one point( for the liquid poo). I have not yet managed to get her to eat much of anything else than fruit but am in the process of "reversing Annabel Karmel". I now try to "sneak" some pasta in her veg. so far so good.