One year old appetite - suddenly decreased

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fajita Wed 19-Dec-18 12:55:02

Hope someone can help!

My little one has always been an amazing eater and my Mum has always commented on the amount she puts away - I worked out she was eating the same portion size of porridge for breakfast that I do!

She's now 13 months but for the last week her appetite has really decreased. She's still eating but nowhere near the normal volume - she's throwing it off the highchair now which was something she did anyway (the dog is enjoying it too...) but it's now a lot worse.

I don't know what has caused this! Is it a normal thing that happens ie. her appetite has stabilised a bit? Her weight has jumped from the 50% to 75% percentile (from 9 months ...) - she is 75% for height.

I also don't know if it's teeth - she's got one molar already and I can see another poking through.

She was grizzly one day last week with a v slight temperature but she's her normal self now so didn't know if that was teeth too as she was chomping on her fingers a fair bit.

It's reallly frustrating as she'd happily tuck in to anything, now sandwiches are getting deconstructed and fed to the dog ..!

Any ideas, or advice on how to manage / react ....? smile

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fajita Wed 19-Dec-18 18:23:28

Bump smile

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imamearcat Wed 19-Dec-18 19:52:40

Think it's pretty normal. My boy was amazing when he first started weaning her ate anything and everything now he eats bread products, banana and that's about it!

Could be teething or illness or just toddler fussiness beginning. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Might have have been the best thing if she was eating massive portions anyway. x

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 19-Dec-18 20:49:20

I agree, she’s probably just eating more like the portion size that she should be eating now.

Have a look at this guide from the Caroline Walker Trust. It gives portion sizes so shoukd let you know if what she’s doing is a concern smile

lovely36 Wed 19-Dec-18 23:57:52

Yeah very normal. I could give my son literally anything 3 weeks ago and he's eat it. It was great. Suddenly the last 3 weeks he looks at the fact same things he loved like they're disgusting. All he wants is crackers and biscuits. It's very frustrating. He's growing molars though sad so hopefully when there grown out he's eating again. Good luck to your little one. Xx

fajita Thu 20-Dec-18 08:12:54

Thanks all! That has reassured me a bit smile

@JiltedJohnsJulie thanks for the info, I'll try and work out what she's having portion wise but I think it's within the guidelines. Fingers crossed!

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