Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Judy | 2010/03/10


non stop eating toddlers

Good day
I don`t know if its a problem or not, but i have a two yr old and a three yr old, and the thing with them both boys is , they dont get full they can eat up to four weetbix, and still asks for bread right after that. but the 2yr old one is worse he constantly cries for food the minute he sees me. they stay with the aunty during the day, and i pack enough food in for them, when they come home at 4pm they eat again, and when i walk in the house at 17:45 they start crying none stop for bread or weetbix. any advice

Expert's Reply



Your boys may just be healthy boys with good appetites, but your two year old in particular does seem to be over-eating. This may set him on a path where he over-eats throughout his life. You will need to be firm with him and he can only eat at mealtimes with small snacks in between. You will need to see that he is eating healthy food and not sweets and chips and other starches which will cause him to put on weight.

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