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Filling up my 19 month old

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upthewolves Sat 01-Apr-17 12:58:21

Hi everyone
Not sure if I'm posting in the right place as I am beyond 'weaning' but after some advice about my toddler. She has always eaten pretty well and will try anything but the past month I have found she has become far more 'picky', rejecting anything unfamiliar and filling up on one part of a meal (usually the carb part) then asking for "more". This is hard because I know she is hungry but there are veggies on her plate she is ignoring.

Today she had:
Breakfast: 1 weetbix with milk and sliced banana
Snack: 5-6 strawberries
Lunch: cheese sandwich (about 2 quarters but she mainly picked out the cheese and left most of the bread) sliced tomatoes (sucked out the seeds left the rest) sliced avocado
Snack: Banana
Dinner: tuna pasta with a side of ignored green beans. Followed by plain yogurt which she asked for more of twice (she had loads but i didn't want to refuse if she was still hungry??) But she had left some pasta.

She also has about 150mls of full fat cows milk at about 11.30 and 250mls at bedtime.

I'm finding she is suddenly starving before mealtimes where previously she would be quite take-or-leave about food. I'm often preparing dinner with her whinging and giving pieces of cheese etc to keep her going while I'm cooking! She has been quite grumpy the past few days and I'm wondering if she is having a growth spurt and needs more calories but unsure how to get them into her healthily. She is 85th percentile for height and 60th for weight. Anyone have any words of advice? Thanks smile

isthistoonosy Sat 01-Apr-17 13:06:30

Id give veg as the snack while you are cooking and porridge at bedtime/dessert.
Maybe scrambled eggs/beans with toast in the morning.

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