I want to say that asking your older child for input can be beneficial if you don't realize that she's not eating because she doesn't like a particular fruit or vegetable you habitually serve, for example. Discussing the nutritional requirements for your child and looking at charts to determine alternative ways to get certain vitamins may put a spark back into your child at mealtime.Treatment for a decreased appetite may mean treating an underlying illness that is causing your child to not care about eating.
hi everybody! Children's appetite is really a strange thing : some of them eat a lot from the very day of birth and weigh like 14 kilos at the age of 12 months, others eat like mice and hardly weigh 9 at the same age. If a child had the normal appetite and he suddenly lost it you need to try different methods, like changing the dishes , changing the place to eat: maybe in the living -room he will eat better( our daughter for example doesn't want to eat whe she is sitting separately , but if one of us take her she can eat absolutely everything). These problems can be overcame by yourself. The real problem is when you can't do anything and need to go to the doctor. One of the common reason for no appetite are the parasites in the liver, which provoke this syndrome among the children but special treatment will do good and your child will have the normal appetite again! Be healthy )))
I am a father and I have a little bit of the common experience in the field you are talking here about and definitely what I would like to tell is that the loss of the appetite may the real sign of the huge upcoming problems... and that is not the joke here I am telling you..! your little poor baby may have some serious disease and the only one attribute of it may be the lack of the healthy and normal appetite of a baby....as a confident and normal father you have to pay attention to this, therefore, you are in charge of all what is happening to your little one... it goes without saying that you are really a lucky man here and have to be ready to protect the health of a little kid.
Hard to say... even for the experienced man, father and husband, I can not tell you exactly what you can do to avoid the situation you have mentioned. On the other hand, I have encountered the similar trouble with a kid of mine,,, He really refused to eat the healthy cooked food, like greens, vegetables, and even some fruits, imagine..!! instead, he was really happy to see only crisps and sweets... Not to mention the ice-cream, which by the way, my husband always buys for himself... so we have like literally uncountable and endless amounts all the time! I am trying to fight with it and you know..i seems to me I am doing it pretty well anyway..! the path is not short indeed..
Often the problem is the taste of food - bitter, salty, too sweet. Food for children is recommended not to salt and not sweeten (at least up to 1.5 years). Failure can be caused by too high or low temperature food, large chunks, especially if the child has choked a couple of times and remembered this. Usually, it's enough to make smaller pieces, let the soup cool or note which taste the kid loves most. There are a number of diseases that affect, in one way or another, what the child refuses to eat. In the case of a permanent refusal to eat, the first thing to do is to visit a pediatrician or a gastroenterologist.
Naturally, the reasons for the child's appetite decrease may vary depending on his age, sex, time of year, state of health, etc. (the list of reasons can be unlimitedly large). And yet, most often a sharp drop in appetite is observed in children whose age is approaching a one-year-old or has recently crossed that threshold. The appetite may be influenced by other factors, of which there are a great many. Paradoxical as it may seem, an increasing interest in the world around us often hinders the normal intake of food. If in the first year of life food was part of a child's natural existence, after a year the feeding turns into an annoying break in the "full secrets and surprises" of life that considers itself an independent and independent baby. In addition, even such a trivial phenomenon as teething may well lead to a significant decrease or even a complete lack of appetite.
I think that the reasons for your child's loss of appetite may vary, but asking her what she wants to eat making sure she includes some healthy choices in her list and encouraging her to help you prepare meals and snacks may help her feel like eating more.
Young children in the toddler age group may not eat much if they are distracted during meal times, but even children at this age can pique an interest in cooking and are likely to eat more if they made their meal or snack "all by themselves."
Changes in growth can cause a decrease in appetite in children. During the first year, children grow rapidly. But after this growth slows down, and they can eat less food. During this period, a decrease in appetite is completely normal. However, it is recommended to consult a doctor, why the child has a slow growth rate. But you must provide "evidence". Once a month, measure the growth of the child, recording data, then to be able to compare them, and the doctor - to analyze.
Disease can often lead to a significant loss of appetite in children. If your child suffers from sore throat, intestinal flu, diarrhea, headache, fever, or other symptoms, he may consume less food than usual. Appetite will recover when the baby is better.The fact is that in this way the body saves resources. Instead of the forces that it allows to eat food, it struggles with the disease.
In response to the behavior of your child, you can respond very aggressively.
In order that this does not happen, try not to rush in making decisions. Let your emotions cool down and only then make a decision. The more you hurry, the greater the likelihood that you will drive yourself insane.
Never pressure your children to make decisions or fulfill your requests. Undoubtedly, you will not really like that your children react very slowly to your demands, or they do not react at all. But if you press on them and adjust, the result will not please you at all.
As you know, children are very different, and their needs for food are also different. One child is restless, worn like a top, endlessly jumps, everywhere he climbs. The other is calm, slow-moving, prefers quiet games, likes to listen when he reads books. The first, as a rule, thin, regardless of what and how much it consumes, everything burns in its energy furnace. The second is usually well-nourished, although it can eat less than the first. The needs of children in food depend largely on the costs of exercise, growth, heat production, fighting infections. On the street it got colder - the child began to eat better; accelerated growth in the period of puberty - improves appetite; ran on the street - "hungry for appetite."
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