Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nono | 2008/10/14


Diet for 2yr old!!

My 2 year oold daughter has always been a small baby. She' s grown steadily on the 5th percentile. But recently she just does not eat! Sometimes I feel like she doesn' t eat at all. She weighed 9.4 at 2 last month. But she is generally a happy, healthy, energetic child. I know that at this age food is the one area she will try to assert her way. But should I watch her and see how she does or should I worry? My mom suggest a multivitamin might induce an appetite?? Which one should I try?

Expert's Reply



Your little girl's weight is below the lowest standard line on the children's growth chart.You say that she is healthy and you are probably correct, but I would be happier if you would take her to see her paediatrician for a check up just to be certain that all is well.She should weigh close to 12kg at her age.Vitamins will not improve her appetite.

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