I wonder why everyone says bananas and avocados are the most nutrient dense snack for young children?
We went to see the paediatrician yesterday and she mentioned giving DD nutrient dense food. And that rice cakes are worthless. But looking at the labels on the organix rice cakes, it's 393 kcal per 100g. Compared to 204 kcal for avocados and 106 kcal for bananas. Surely that means a rice cake provides more energy than avocado or banana per unit weight?
No, she said she's not familiar with such things and would refer us to a dietician if DD2 is not tracking the bottom centile line in 2 months. (She's been bobbing around that line).
As for the banana, DD2 would not eat an entire one either. She eats maybe 1/5 of one? I'm thinking per weight, as in how much it would take to fill her stomach. But yes, maybe I need to think per volume too.
The problem is, she barely eats and have a definitely preference for fruit and veg. If I leave her a plate of snack of grapes, tomatoes, cheese and rice cake, she'll eat the grapes and tomatoes. Same with a dinner of aubergine and chicken, she'll eat the aubergines. It's very very frustrating. She's not a lover of carbs either. (Her older sister loves carbs like a normal child).
We saw a dietician when dd dropped down the centiles when she was about a year old.
If I remember correctly we were advised to add fat to things where possible so instead of rice cakes you could try salt and shake crisps without the salt obv. Mashing potatoes with plenty of butter. If she likes aubergine that's great you can roast them in plenty of olive pop-up they soak it up. Just throw out all your healthy eating ideas.
She's 13mo. She will only be referred for blood tests and dietician if she's dropping off the bottom centile line in the next few months. They are trying to see if she's just naturally tiny, or that there's some other issues. It's probably like G1veMeStrength DS. I just think she looks too skinny.