Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Craig | 2009-07-07


2yr old just want to eat porrigde


Our 2 yr old is hyper active and take our house apart :). Our concern is that he just want to have porridge all the time. WeetBix, Kellogs and pro Nutro he wants. We really struggle to let him eat normal food as he will have one or 2 bites and then wont eat anymore.When he then become hungry he will ask for porridge.

Is this OK and/or healthy?

thanks for your time

Expert's Reply



This is obviously not healthy as your son is missing out on important nutrients with his present diet. I presume that he is drinking milk. I am concerned that he is so hyperactive. You need to be sure that he takes an Omega 3 and 6 supplement now. It would be best to give him a good source of Omega such as Eye Q liquid.This may boost his appetite as well as improving on his hyperactive behaviour.

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Posted by: Craig | 2009-07-13

Hi Karabo

Maybe you must open a new post. Just scared the Doc doesn' t come back to my post and then wont see your question.


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Posted by: Karabo | 2009-07-08

My little girl is 21 months old. She is a fussy eater, she eats more or less like Craig' s child. That is porridge, cereals and purity vegs and fruit. she does not want to eat home cooked vegetables.She is on NAN3 and enjoys her milk. I have recently decided to give her Pediasure formula just to make sure she gets supplemented on the other things.

Is this the correct way of handling the situation?

Reply to Karabo
Posted by: Craig | 2009-07-08

Thank you

Reply to Craig
Posted by: R | 2009-07-08

Yes, Eye Q is available at the chemists

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Posted by: Craig | 2009-07-08

Thank you for the responses

He is drinking Nido milk yes. I will take away the priviledges of sweets and see how it goes.

Where do i get the Eye Q liquid you refer to - at the chemist?

Thanks for your time

Reply to Craig
Posted by: R | 2009-07-07

Maybe you should let him go hungry a little longer, then give him a good wholesome meal and leave him alone with it (but dont go too far, just out of his sight), maybe then he will eat it all up. I do this when my 2yr old son becomes fussy, and wants cupcakes rather than food. Then I take away all treats for a few days. I' ve learned the hard way not to fuss over him too much, then he exerts his independence even when eating. I also don' t think the sugar in these cereals are good for them to have 3or4 times a day.

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