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Oh bugger- I've messed up ds eating habits!

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mrsflux Thu 09-Sep-10 18:41:31

I'm having rotten morning sickness and so I'm not eating properly at meals and snacking on junk. This would be fine if it was just me but my lovely ds who would eat anything in good quantities has picked up my bad habits!

How do you deal with a toddler (17mo) and eating properly when you have bad morning sickness?

(ps I've tried the just power through approach and it makes me puke)

LadyintheRadiator Fri 10-Sep-10 15:08:25

Can you do a bit of batch cooking for his meals when you are not feeling so rough, or get your H/P to do a bit? So he at least has a proper meal at dinner time?

Tbh I wouldn't worry that much and frequent snacks at this age is no bad thing. Go easy on yourself, it's not for long

mrsflux Fri 10-Sep-10 18:21:31

He is being given proper meals but I sit and pick at them. He's always been a better eater when there's a full table of people- the more the merrier. I'm hoping if I messed it up so quickly then I can put it right again once the ms subsides a bit

LadyintheRadiator Fri 10-Sep-10 19:47:51

Oh I see, well you are doing great then! Don't feel you've messed it up, even if you weren't pg they go through little picky phases anyway, tonight my DS sat and picked the grated cheese off his pasta strand by strand and I can assure you he is not copying us hmm

mumofoliver Mon 13-Sep-10 07:36:37

Exactly the same happened to me and DS at probably about the same age/stage. Am pleased to say that when I started eating properly again, so did he, with a bit of gentle persuasion. grin

mrsflux Mon 13-Sep-10 11:53:19

dh had ds all weekend as i was laid up in bed trying not to be sick! am totally wiped out.

the positive bit of that was that he went out for lunch with various family members each day and ate like a horse! think he just wants to see people enjoying their food - after all if mummy won't eat it then it must be rubbish! grin

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