A typical days eating for younger children.... - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

A typical days eating for younger children....

Lulu'sMammy Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
My 18mth doesn't eat anywhere near as much as she should.... i have spoke to Dr's etc about this and they think its fine! I won't list what she has in a day until i see what you lot put, then i will see whats average and what isn't!!

So please state age, and daily eating and drinking, just so i can get a idea. :)
Lulu'sMammy Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Options

All Comments

(30) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Well without actually stating what my two daughter now eat (they're 4 and 8), my youngest has always eaten well whereas my eldest was a nightmare as a toddler, everything was far too inconvenient as she'd rather be playing, even though we never let her, and compared to her friends didn't eat very much. Now she's older she eats a lot better and the same as any other 8yr old.

I know it's an old cliche but they really won't starve themselves, some kids just have a bigger appetite than others but if it makes you feel better, my youngest at that age was probably having a drink of milk in the morning, then a bowl of ready brek around 9.30am, for dinner she never really wanted much and would probably have a few "bits" ie bread sticks, raisins, slice of ham. For tea it would be a bowl of spag bol or similar and then a glass of milk at teatime with a few snacks in between.
#2
tinkerbell28
Typical day and bubba is 16 months............

Breakfast, cereal with whole milk and banana
Snack, biscuits or grapes
Lunch, tuna sandwich or pasta salad plus yoghurt
Snack banana or crisps as a treat.
Evening, Smaller version of whatever we have plus icecream or yoghurt.


pretty much the same for our two year old.
[mod]#3
Your Dr will know better than a bunch of strangers of the internet. :)

You can't make comparisons as every child is different.
#4
Syzable
Your Dr will know better than a bunch of strangers of the internet. :)

You can't make comparisons as every child is different.

I want an average, he wont ask every parent that comes in "what does your child eat?" then send it onto me, so i want to see for myself. I know every child is different, my baby is like a whirlwind, all day every day, and has some days lived on a tiny box of raisins...thats not normal!
#5
Age 2
Breakfast ~ 9oz whole milk, toast & cereal
Lunch ~ Pasta / sandwiches / scrambled egg on toast. Yoghurt.
Tea ~ smaller version of our tea.
Snacks ~ fruit, fruit and more fruit (little fruit bat!) Rice cakes, biscotti.
Bed ~ 9oz whole milk

Some days she eats loads, other days she's not too fussed. I don't think there is a typical days eating for a toddler ~ as Annie said they won't starve!!
[mod]#6
Lulu'sMammy;5989033
I want an average, he wont ask every parent that comes in "what does your child eat?" then send it onto me, so i want to see for myself. I know every child is different, my baby is like a whirlwind, all day every day, and has some days lived on a tiny box of raisins...thats not normal!


Speak to your health visitor as they will deal with it more than a doc as it's their specialised area.

I couldn't work out an average as all 3 of mine are so different but it's normal and healthy for what they need. :)
#7
is she in her healthy weight range lulu? growing nicely?
#8
A good day for mine would be:
Breakfast, cereal without milk :? (about a tea cup portion is eaten)
Tea, fresh peas, carrots, brocolli all dry on a plate with a adult fork, not a childs platic one :?
Ive cut out snacks, and she is offered a dinner, but it's not even touched LOL. Drinks are milk, and water, about 16oz.
#9
loupomm
is she in her healthy weight range lulu? growing nicely?

Yep absolutly fine, i ain't concerned about her health as such now, i just literally wanted a idea of what other kids her age ARE eating. To me it seems VERY little, but it obviously does her. Where is she getting all her nutrients and vitamins from?
#10
well the veg is a good thing, and milk, i say just keep up with them and continue offering various foods, she might try them eventually

my son (now 12) went through a stage of only eating bread and butter or toast, really worried me, he'd eat like half a loaf if he could, my mum said to leave him, least he's eating something, he has got much better, still a fussy so n so but better, ive tried encouraging him to eat various stuff, but when he sits gagging at food its unbearable :? shame cos i think he'd like lots if he tried
#11
My 3yr old has

Occasionally breakfast - handful of cereal if he does
Snack of a piece of fruit mid morning
Dinner time he has half of his sandwich, and half a bag of crisps.
Tea time - smaller version of what i have and eats about half of it if im lucky.

He doesnt really eat much at all but he gets buy ok so im not to fussed.
#12
ok i just spoke to my sister, her boys are 2 and 4

eldest doesnt eat much at all,

peanut butter sandwich, crusts off, tends to just suck off the pb, ewww, he loves raisens and rice cakes, his typical lunch

he also eats dry cereal :? but drinks milk often

meal in eveng, whatever she has but really picks at it, dont eat much

her 2 year old will eat anything!

she worries slightly cos he wont eat meat, never has, how odd
#13
Done it, spoke to her and the dr, both think it's fine. HV told me it's coz she wants to be independant and feed herself. She wont let me put a spoon anywhere near her, she flicks it across the room :? At one point, i was miffed with her eating nothing and i mean nothing, so about 4pm i'd give in and give her wotsits, so she wasn't starving in bed! She will happily eat crap, but i refuse to give her it on a daily basis..... !
#14
As a rough guide, my twin boys each eat roughly half of one of my portions at each meal, plus healthy snacks. They are 1 1/2 too. I don't have a clue what other toddlers eat so it's interesting to read.
suspended#15
my daughter is a very little eater and just 25lb at 2 years and a couple of months. She very rarely eats whole dinner but does snack alot . If shes happy i wouldnt worry x
#16
nikkib123
Well don't worry too much then - easily said I know.
Where does she eat? At the table or in a high chair?
I find mine eats better when he is left by himself in his high chair. He just sits there watching the birds out the window or catching up on ceebeebies. Before I know it he has eaten most of his food up.

Your little one is getting her nutrients from her veg and calcium from her milk so she will be fine.

Yeah high chair, i'm very **** about mess, so couldn't handle food all over the house whilst shes running around...Good grief i'm dying inside just thinking!!
#17
my youngest (2 in sept)
rarely eats brekfast or may pick a few bits of cereal out the bowl
lunch time he hardly eats anything either maybe half a sandwich or half a sausage roll etc
and for tea he just picks he will eat better if i make him a home made soup
he would also eat crap all day long but i dont give it him
#18
You sound like me last year! Em is now 3 1/2 and still I can't see what she exists on but she does, and she's health so I've learnt to chill about it. Her 16mth old brother eats anything going so is complete opposite. It's very true she won't starve herself, honest
#19
Breakfast - cereal with milk
Snack - apple, milk
Lunch - Small portions of what we eat
Snack - yoghurt, banana
Dinner - Jam/chocolate sandwich, toast beans, fish fingers, rice etc

My 2 girls (5&3) are terrible eaters, Its hard work, need so many reminders as they get easily distracted. But I am not worried cos, I'll wait for them to eat by themselves, if they don't in the end I'll just spoon feed them atleast some of whats remaining in the plate.
#20
My son was a really awful eater. Really he'd only eat fruit, it was a huge effort to get him to eat anything else, and any 'main meal' kind of food like a roast or pie, or lasagne, forget it. He started to get better when he turned 4, and now he's 7 he's not bad at all.
My daughter ate well as a baby but by the time she was about 14 months she wouldn't consent to be fed at all and she wouldn't use a spoon either, everything had to be finger food. It's amazing the number of things you can make into finger food though. I used to cut up various little healthy snacks and she would work her way through them. As she couldn't use cutlery well she wasn't interested, so finger food was all she would eat.
#21
Typical for my little boy, now 2 but has been eating like this for ages. . . . . .
Breakfast - Glass of milk then 2 weetabix or bowl of rice krispies + 1 round of toast with jam.
Lunch - any of Tomato/Veg/Chicken soup with bread or spaghetti hoops or beans/sausage or same as we eat followed by Cow & Gate yoghurt, pudding or fruit
Snack - child biscuits or crisps or fruit
Tea - loves Mash/Carrots/Peas/Gravy (maybe with Chicken/Turkey) or any of lunch foods or same as what we eat followed by Cow & Gate yoghurt, pudding or fruit
Snack - child bisuits or crisps or fruit
Supper - glass of milk + maybe a round of toast/jam
Drinks plenty of water thorughout the day.

All of above dependant on how he feels but that is prob an average good day. Sometimes he only has half of that for the day but usually eats well again the next day.
#22
i have two ds's ds 1 age 3 and ds2 age 16 months, they both eat the same but different quantities:
Breakfast: ds1 2 weetabix, ds2 1 weetabix
Snack: banana/tangerine/apple/etc
Lunch: sausage roll or anything on a sandwich
maybe a snack in afternoon
Dinner: anything, fishfingers/sunday roast/lasagne/cottage pie/stew/fish pie etc
they drink tons oof juice between the two of them but hardley ever have milk (even though i try to give it to them :-()
hth
#23
try not to worry too much LLM, as has been said all kids are different and they wont starve themselves. My two youngest have always been good eaters but the eldest was a nightmare.....hardly ate a thing as a toddler and I took him to a paediatrician when he was 2 as I was so worried. they just said he was naturally small but very healthy and would grow out of the fussiness.............He is 20 tomorrow hun......so dont worry x
#24
Thanks for all your help guys, today was actually a good day :)
#25
Lulu'sMammy
Thanks for all your help guys, today was actually a good day :)


Glad today was a bit better hun, my 4 year old is a funny eater too, some days she wants to eat all the time and others she hardly has anything! My youngest whos just turned 1 is also a pest at times with eating. She prefers her milk!

Its hard work at times and we worry but if they look healthy and are healthy weight then they must be happy n healthy :)
#26
I forgot to add yesterday that my youngest "good eater" never used to want ANY dinner (or lunch, depending on where you live) until she was around 2yrs old, always gobbled up a big bowl of ready brek for breakfast and then ate all her tea so I never worried about it. From 2 onwards she started eating small amounts for dinner and now has the full amount (is 4½), in fact she's gone from one extreme to the other as she now has 2 slices of bread with ham and mustard in, a box of raisins and a drinky yoghurt - more than her 8yr old sister and the same as me!! So you might find that she picks up as she gets older.
banned#27
Me and my girlfriend used to worry about our son who is 15 months now , for the 1st year he hardly ate much and were worried and at the Dr's nearly every week :-D, Dr said it is perfectly normal if he was hungry he would sharp let you know :thumbsup:

Morning

9oz milk
Bowl of ready break

Lunch
spag bol , etc
banana
pink wafer biscuits

Tea

Small portion of what we are having , plus fruit and a yogurt

before bed

9oz milk
Sometimes ready brek depends if he's been really active through the day

Throughout the day drinks loads of juice with loads of water in :thumbsup:

His appetite has been picking up lately but he takes after me tall but skinny (i'm 6"7 :-D)
#28
Lulu'sMammy
A good day for mine would be:
Breakfast, cereal without milk :? (about a tea cup portion is eaten)
Tea, fresh peas, carrots, brocolli all dry on a plate with a adult fork, not a childs platic one :?
Ive cut out snacks, and she is offered a dinner, but it's not even touched LOL. Drinks are milk, and water, about 16oz.


Sounds like she's eating a hell of a lot helthier than most kids in this country, judging my the size of them..... :thumbsup:
banned#29
civms47
Sounds like she's eating a hell of a lot helthier than most kids in this country, judging my the size of them..... :thumbsup:


sounds like a starvation diet to me :-D
#30
GMN360
sounds like a starvation diet to me :-D

Lol @ starvation....! :?

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!