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3.5 yo ds refusing to eat.

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NotLoveActually Wed 28-Jan-15 11:15:19

I am incredibly stressed out. my ds ate yesterday, the crust off a ham sandwich, 2 slices of cucumber, 2 chicken nuggets, 4 chips and 1 apple.
This is after asking for (and then refusing, or saying he wasn't hungry anymore) 2 yogurts, 1 slice of toast, 95% of said ham sandwich, 4 strawberries, 2 pancakes, broccoli, chips, and toast plus probably more that I've forgotten. What can I do? I ended up in tears this morning, this has been going on for weeks. I've cut out all snacks, no crisps or sweets are given, only fruit. Coupled with a meltdown for a packet of skips that went on for 35 minutes (he didn't get them) I'm at breaking point sad

seaoflove Wed 28-Jan-15 11:20:47

I know it's hard (I have a nightmare three year old myself) but you need to act like you don't care whether he eats or not. My DD has gone to bed without any dinner numerous times. You tend to find that they eat more the following day to compensate.

One thing to bear in mind also: they need to eat a lot less than we think.

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