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Is it possible for a toddler to over eat?

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ExasperatedSigh Thu 31-Jan-13 14:40:57

My dd is 18mo and much the same, completely insatiable. It amazes me how much she eats. However, I remember my ds doing this too and he's a normal wiry 4yo now.

Her diet sounds good, so I wouldn't worry smile

JezzaJ9 Thu 31-Jan-13 14:30:47

Hi, I was told until they are 3 they can't over eat too much. I remember my DS 1 would go through adult portions of food but he is now 4 and skinny as anything as he is always on the go.

ChocolateCoins Tue 29-Jan-13 23:50:08

Oh and she drinks water throughout the day and has a cup of milk before bed.

ChocolateCoins Tue 29-Jan-13 23:48:20

DD is 17mo. I never in a million years thought I'd be posting this as I was having the opisit problem a fewmonths ago.

She used to bf every 2 hours, until I became pregnant and my milk dried up, so she replaced the milk with food.

Basically she just doesn't stop eating. She constantly asks me for 'yum yums.' I can not go into the kitchen without her screaming at me for food. It's not like she even wants unhealthy food all the time, she's happy with anything. If I don't give it to her, she screams and screams.

Today (a typical day) she had:

Breakfast: a slice of wholemeal toast with butter and big bowl of shredded wheat type cereal.

Morning snacks (not all at once): grapes, banana, 3 rice cakes, hot cross bun, yoghurt

Lunch: 2 mashed potato broccoli, onion and carrot bubble and squeak pancakes.

Afternoon snacks: more grapes, huge chunk of cheese, 2 bread sticks, 2 cherry tomatoes

Dinner: (junk night! Normally somethig healthier!) home-made chicken nuggets, home-made oven chips and peas.

Evening snacks: 1 rice cake, two bowls of porridge, a biscuit.

Should I restrict her food more? Shes quite skinny except for her stomach which actually looks like a pregnant stomach, Iykwim? Or is this just normal for her age?

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