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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Jenny | 2007/07/10

Q.

Toddler not eating

Hi Paed, I know you get this often, but my little guy (25mths) is not too keen on eating his dinner. He has a good breakfast and a healthy lunch, should I cut him some slack at dinner time as he only has 2 or 3 mouthfuls and I do not want to make dinner times unpleasant. He weighs 13kg's, is this alright for his age?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

His weight is above the average for his age, so he obviously eating enough. As you correctly say,you don't want to make mealtimes stressful, so relax and with time his eating habits will change.

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