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DD stopped eating

(6 Posts)
fee77 Mon 21-Mar-05 16:26:41

DD (18mths) has gone off food - so far today she has had a bowl of ready brek, a bite of cheese and bread, and that is it. She seems bright enough when playing, but gets easily upset if falls over. Up till now she has been a great eater - do kids do this? Or should i take her to the doctors?

NotQuiteCockney Mon 21-Mar-05 16:28:48

I wouldn't worry about it. It may mean she's about to come down with a bug, particularly a tummy bug - DS1 often goes off food, and won't need no matter what, and then a day or two later, has the runs.

As long as she's taking fluids, I wouldn't worry about it at all.

(They do also reduce their food intake after the first year or so.)

LIZS Mon 21-Mar-05 16:32:48

Yes kids do this ! Their growth slows down and they are getting some of their molars.

When mine were toddlers I'd try to remember to to take account of their food intake over a period of say 5 days to see if it had evened itself out. I personally wouldn't have worried about the occasional day of minimal intake unless they were obviously unwell with it. At around that age ds went through a phase of eating so little I reverted to Boots Jars containing Fennel as that was the only savoury he would eat. dd went on a milk fest at around 18 months - 2years , having had very little in the previous few months and her appetite for solids inevitably suffered in direct proportion.


fee77 Wed 23-Mar-05 12:14:28

Thanks - she has had the odd meal since but has come down with a nasty cough and cold.
Kids!!! I'll be grey by the time she's 5

floppsy Wed 23-Mar-05 12:20:03

Havin the same problem my dd2 who is 2.5 just don't eat,has been ill with cough,cold & then the sickness bug but just can't get her to eat. She can't really afford to lose anymore weight shes already like a skinned rabbit,really cocerned as dd1 is such a good eater,anyone else got the same problem.

fee77 Wed 30-Mar-05 12:42:49

Any progree flopsy? DD had started to eat more but has just come down with a stomach bug - i am going to pop her in a plastic bubble when we go out from now on!
I am concerned about the weight as well, as last time i had her weighed she had lost weight and i got a lecture.

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