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Why is giving my 13 month old more food for lunch than my 4 year old

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Twiglett Sat 11-Jun-05 12:08:55

so right

yet seems so wrong

he doesn't eat, she could eat a horse

Bozza Sat 11-Jun-05 12:52:45

I give mine (same ages) about the same. Both have what I would call fairly good appetites. DS would have eaten more at 13 months than he does now though (so more than DD) but I think he is eating quite a lot for a 4yo eg for breakfast they both had 1.5 weetabix, a large pot petits filous and a slice of toast. Only difference DD had full fat milk and DS has semi and I cut the crusts off DD's toast.

nightowl Sat 11-Jun-05 12:55:40

i went to a pub on holiday and bought a childrens meal for both of them.

dd ate all her starfish, potato bites and peas and her fruit shoot type thing.

she then finished off ds's and most of his dessert.

she is 17 months, he is nearly 8!

bigdonna Sat 11-Jun-05 18:21:47

i look after a 3 yr old who can eat more than my 6yr old.

roisin Sat 11-Jun-05 18:26:56

Maybe it's a growth spurt Twig?

Mine both eat loads. We no longer buy ds1 (nearly 8) a "children's meal" because he eats as much as (or more than us), and also because he prefers "proper food", rather than what's usually on the children's menu.

DS2 (6) usually opts for chicken nuggets and chips [despairing grin]

Prufrock Sat 11-Jun-05 20:19:39

My two are like this as well Twig - ds ends up clearing dd's plate sometimes.

SenoraPostrophe Sat 11-Jun-05 20:23:26


She (3 yr old dd) seems to have less of an appetite at the moment. He (17 month old ds), on the other hand is a mini bulldozer and needs the calories (presumably).

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