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Name: littlejo
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please help i cant stop worrying, my 1 1/2 year old wont eat anything i feed her, i spend hours trying lots of different healthy foods but she just refuses to eat them. there is nothing medically wrong with her she simply doesnt seem interested. She only seems to want her milk, i dont know what i can do so if anyone has any suggestions id be please to hear them.
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Name: saxton_emma | Date: Dec 17th, 2006 4:14 PM
have you taken her to your health visitor??
is there anything she will eat ? 

Name: atomic snowflake | Date: Dec 17th, 2006 5:55 PM
Don't worry, she won't starve herself. Toddlers tend to eat when they're having a growth spurt. In between spurts then can eat very little without having any ill-effects whatsoever. Try not to worry.

Give her small portions of things. Make a plate up for her with some nibbly bits on such as: breadsticks, cubes of cheese, apple, banana etc.

If she's drinking her milk then that is good - milk is a form of food in itself. 

Name: Nicola | Date: Dec 17th, 2006 8:18 PM
atomic is right. I have 2 17 month old daughters and they go mad for grapes and raisens. they call them "Yumyums" and have just figured out a way of reaching the fruit bowl and when I came home today from the jobcentre i found them squished onto the kitchen floor. Mine also like petit filous yoghurts. The teeny little bbay sized pots. We go through about 20 of them in a week at least. They have at least 2 each a day! but they are healthy so i dont mind. The twins are slightly underweight actually but my health visitor said if you calculate from their due date they would be mroe ore less on target so I dont have much to worry about. SO chat to your visitor and try nibbles! 

Name: amy | Date: Dec 18th, 2006 12:14 AM
my daughter is the completely op to yours she will eat and eat her solids but she will only have about 8oz of milk in a whole day so thats just one bottle but im not worried because she is getting her food. or should i be worried because she isnt getting enough fluid 

Name: Hiddy | Date: Dec 18th, 2006 8:10 AM
When they wont eat we all panick. But seriously, would YOU feel like eating every set meal at certain times? Would you like to eat whatever it is you are given?

There are lots of reasons babies wont eat, as long as its not medical, dont worry about it...they are just like us, they are not always hungry enough to eat every meal 

Name: momo | Date: Dec 18th, 2006 6:46 PM
Kids can be finiky at that age and somedays they'll eat only hotdogs or just want crackers..or milk...don't worry to much...but you shouldn't let her fill up on milk too much....sometimes that makes them full and they won't eat any food... 

Name: malakheimom | Date: Jan 19th, 2007 6:38 AM
My son is the same way here lately he wont eat anything. I will make him something different and he wont eat that. He is already liitle for his age( one year old). He only wants to eat crackers, snacks, yogurt, and pizza but that is it. I just started him on regular milk and he will drink that 

Name: Amy 19 | Date: Jan 19th, 2007 2:14 PM
Atomic snowflake is right a toddler will not starve. but i dont think a 1.5 year old should just be drinking milk, i suggest cutting out some bottles and im sure she will start eating again. i dont know how many bottles you are giving her a day but she should only be drinking it at night and as a drink so she wont get full on it. 

Name: montak | Date: Mar 27th, 2007 6:27 PM
i had a child like that he is now 6 and lives on bread and butter and porridge he is fine and healthy. i wouldnt worry about her not eating, if you give her a little praise when she eats even a biscuit or something then she might start eating. its hard trying to get them off the milk but eventually it will happen you hve to be tough with her i know its hard but it works ive been there and i ok now 

Name: Emma | Date: Mar 27th, 2007 7:42 PM
your 6 year old only eats bread and butter and porriege ?? 

Name: Emma | Date: Mar 27th, 2007 9:04 PM

Name: nicole | Date: Jun 22nd, 2007 3:27 PM
im having the same trouble...my sone is 1 and he wount eat...he throws tantrums whenever i try something...he wount even eat finger foods except cheerios...i even cut out his bottle i give his bottle once during the day with milk and he still wakes up at night so i give it to him like twice at night....what do i do??? hes driving me crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Name: Anna22 | Date: Jun 22nd, 2007 4:41 PM
ITS UNLIKELY FOR TOTS TO STARVE SHE PROBALY is being a pain my 2 went through that lol worrying isn't it, contact your health visitor ask her/him for help. What foods that are healthy that she likes? i would aslo advise to perseveer with her keep offering her food ect... good luck and please keep us informed 

Name: DIANA | Date: Jul 13th, 2007 2:04 PM

Name: emma | Date: Aug 24th, 2007 4:04 PM
you should limit her milk to an appropriate amount for her age. If she is getting more milk than she needs she won't have an appetite for other foods. by this age she should be eating more solid than milk - she probably only nees 3-4 serves of dairy a day - one serve is a 30g piece of cheese, a 250ml glass of milk or a small tub of yoghurt. Start giving her water for some of her milk feeds and she should get hundry enough to try some other foods. Hope this helps 

Name: Katy | Date: Sep 3rd, 2007 4:59 PM
HEy, don't worry about it. I have two boys who went through the same thing. They just take those spells. As long as she doesn't start to lose weight your okay. You can even ask your doctor for suggestions. 

Name: cherisalorraine | Date: Sep 4th, 2007 2:36 AM
listen to Katy she is right all kids are different you cant always adhere to every thing that every doctor has ever written they (the kids) all go through phases and this is more trouble for you than it is her body 

Name: christi | Date: Sep 10th, 2007 9:13 PM
its my first time being a mom and my one year old boy wont eat much of anything and its bothering me! 

Name: Tara Henkins | Date: Sep 13th, 2007 9:30 PM
I"m needing ideas of what to feed my one year old..
i'm not much of a cook... 

Name: katy | Date: Sep 30th, 2007 11:05 PM
I have the same problem. even know my 1 1/2 year old son seems to take bites here and there. he never eats his dinner takes a few bites den wont eat no more. my health visitor said, he wont starve himself, children eat as much as they need. to and engage him during dinner time and lots of encouragement. 

Name: The healper | Date: Oct 1st, 2007 4:33 PM
you should feed them something that they may think would be something eles disquise it make it look like candy or something they would like 

Name: red:the helper | Date: Oct 1st, 2007 4:34 PM
If that doesn't work i don't know what will. :) 

Name: parys | Date: Oct 11th, 2007 10:41 PM
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Name: tank | Date: Oct 19th, 2007 2:25 PM
You have probably already heard this but honestly babies will not starve themselves. My daughter is 12 now and when she was little She was the same. If you are giving her milk in a bottle or sippy cup at bedtime & naps she could just b associating that with comfort/security/safety and reject the food because its not the same feeling. Some babies have security things they can't sleep without like a specific toy, blanket, or pacifier and like grown ups they don't want 2 let go of whats familiar to them. If she doesn"t go 2 bed with bottle or sippy cup then this wasn't a very helpful reply but I still know she will b fine. Don't drive yourself crazy doubting everything. Unless we drop them out a window they survive almost any little mistake we make. And they won't remember it either! :+) 

Name: Demi | Date: Oct 26th, 2007 9:43 PM
Heyy x 

Name: elissa | Date: Nov 4th, 2007 1:38 PM
i think you should just give her baby food and milk to try and fill her up your baby will eat because she has to. just keep giving her what she wants and she will eat it. try saying things like ' here comes the train or something to make her eat' and if you baby can understand you tell it something to change its mind. 

Name: Z | Date: Nov 5th, 2007 4:03 AM
How much milk is she drinking? If she is drinking too much she doesn't get hungry. "loose" the bottle (which should be a cup at this point). Do not force her. Offer and let her know she can take and eat what she feels like. When I was little, my mom took me to dr's to get me to eat. I was pretty skinny. They all said "she'll eat when she's hungry" to which me mom said "but she's never hungry!" (I also never drank milk) I never force my kids to eat because I remember it being done to me so vividly. I make them a part of preparation to make it fun. But I also do not beg, if they want to it it is there, if not they don't have to. No games. They also canoot "order" I am not a restaurant. Good luck.....ps I grew up 6' tall...just think if I had drank milk! 

Name: elkie | Date: Nov 11th, 2007 3:41 AM
Mine is now 6. she lost interest in food at 1 1/2. She's tall, thin, and food means very little to her. She finds excuses to run away and eats only a small menu of things, if that, very rarely. Don't worry. It will get better, I think. Just be sure she's getting her vitamins, pediasure, or flintstones, or both. It will be okay. They won't let them selves starve. WIC or foodstamps will help if she needs pediasure. MIne has been surviving on it, and little else the past 5 years now. Her hair is amazing, since she lacks no vitamins. Let her have anything she wants (not too much sugar),of course, and later, the healthy eating habits will develop. Sometimes, after they've established permanent teeth, their appetite changes. A friend of mine from Italy has two daughters, and she said they don't eat until they're 6. Well, mine is now 6 and still hardly eats, but I know it will happen as time goes by. They'll be okay....trust me. 

Name: Holli | Date: Dec 2nd, 2007 2:31 AM
OMG! Elkie, I thought I was the only one with this problem.my son is 6 (almost 7) and he only eats pizza and toast (with ranch) and shredded cheese. Sometimes a grilled cheese. He will eat pop tarts for breakfast. He is healthy (rarely sick) and I asked the doctor if I should worry about and they say no, as long as he doesnt lose wait and isnt sick often. Although I still worry that he will be this way FOREVER. He drinks that carnation breakfast milk, so I think that helps. Its still is very frustrating. Nice to know I am not alone. 

Name: liz | Date: Dec 30th, 2007 4:16 AM
my 1 year old only eats crackers and yogurt and grilled cheeses i cant get her to eat any veggies or fruits. she doesnt like the wet texture in her hands. she only has her 2 bottom teeth too! i need some ideas. 

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