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1 year old eating a lot

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iamtheurbanspacemanbaby Mon 15-Aug-16 20:27:33

My one year old is a very big eater. He always has been but I'm starting to worry a little. He was blw and will eat pretty much anything but the amounts he will eat are very big. He will eat a full kids meal when we are out and then want food from my plate. He's a big boy, 99th centile weight and height but I can't help thinking he eats too much. The blw ethos says he will learn to regulate his appetite but I'm seeing no signs of that. Can anyone help with some advice/reassurance?

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 15-Aug-16 20:30:51

Has he always been on these centiles?

iamtheurbanspacemanbaby Mon 15-Aug-16 20:36:31

He's always been tall. His weight went up from 50th to 99th centile between 3 and 6 months (he was ebf till 6 months so the weight gain wasn't weaning related).

sunnydayinmay Mon 15-Aug-16 20:41:32

If his height and weight are on the same line, then he's probably just big. Are you tall parents?

My eldest has always eaten well, but he eats healthily, doesn't snack, drinks milk or water and does a lot of exercise. He's still tall, and heavy, but mostly muscle and stupidly fit.

I didn't over worry about the amounts, but more about what he was eating tbh.

iamtheurbanspacemanbaby Mon 15-Aug-16 21:04:37

We are both quite tall DP is 6ft 2 and I'm 5ft 8. I do feed him a balanced diet and almost all of his food is made from scratch. He gets tiny (in comparison) portions at nursery but won't stand for them at home, he screams and bangs on the Highchair till he gets more.

sunnydayinmay Tue 16-Aug-16 17:10:37

Well, if it reassures you, I used to pick ds up from nursery, and his sheet would say "lunch X4, pudding X4" pretty much every single day from 6 months to 4 years. grin

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