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How do I know if DD is eating enough?

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kelj2 Wed 04-Jan-17 04:34:55

My DD is 13 months old and up until recently she has preferred purees over actual chunks of food. We've now started giving her basically what we eat but in small pieces/finger food type style. She's enjoying it but she does throw a lot of it on the floor and also spits a fair bit out. So my question is how do I know she's getting enough food? For lunch today she had roast chicken and some beans, carrot and corn but like normal a fair bit ended on the floor and I'm just worried she wouldn't be eating enough

moggle Wed 04-Jan-17 13:23:05

If she's still growing and putting on weight you're good :-D
My 2yo daughter is ridiculously fussy and I think she eats nowhere near enough but I measure her height every few months on her height chart on the wall, and she's grown two inches in the past 4 months and does not look to be any skinnier so I think she's getting what she needs, and I'm sure your daughter is too. It's only natural to worry though. If you google toddler portion sizes you might be surprised how small they 'should' be although I know lots of kids eat loads which makes you think your child is abnormal...

kelj2 Wed 04-Jan-17 22:17:34

Thanks for the advice! I think it's just a huge learning curve for her as well. I think I just worry so much about how much she eats because she's quite small for her age due to being preemie but I'm relieved that it's natural to worry haha

user1483570497 Wed 04-Jan-17 23:26:42

Good to know it's not just my boy who won't eat chunks, he only likes puréed food. I wouldn't worry sounds like you are doing a great job

kelj2 Thu 05-Jan-17 04:54:23

Definitely not just you! Some days she will still eat purees especially if her teeth are hurting but some days she just wants to feed herself

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