I was just wondering, can I give my LO too much fruit?
She loves it, and I give her it alot for a snack, but I often think I maybe give her too much at one time. She would probably eat a full tub of blueberries if I let her, or grapes! But I give her around 10 of each, maybe a bit more blueberries at one time. I dont even think she chews them tbh, but she doesnt stop until theyre gone, and will easily polish off some more if I am eating them and give her one.
I havent really offered her much variety, and she usually gets blueberries, grapes, strawberries, tangerines and sometimes blackberries. Shes not into bananas or apples.
Is this okay to give her most days? Sometimes she has 2 snacks of fruit. I know its not ideal for her teeth, but we always brush twice a day... so I was wondering if I was doing her any harm giving her loads
I sometimes wonder this but I think so long as they are getting a balanced diet as well then it's not a problem! My lo eats loads of fruit too, both at home and at nursery and they way I see it, it's a damn sight better than the bags of sweets and pasties you see so many toddlers tucking into when out and about!
Don't know about you but I often get stared at like I'm being cruel to lo when on a day out or shopping when we get the tupperware of strawberries or a banana out!!!
I put fruit in one of those Nuby snack tubs for Paige, otherwise they would end up all over the ground! I dont care what people think lol, Paige finishes them that fast that I dont think she gives anyone the chance to really have an opinion!
Both of mine can eat alot of fruit every day. I tend not to say no to fruit if they ask for it. The only problem that I see is that their nappies can be a bit grim lol.
My eldest has 3-4 pieces of fruit a day at school. Then quite often comes home and has another 1 or 2 pieces. And sometimes he has fruit after his dinner too. Esther is a bit more hit and miss with her eating so she doesn't have a regular amount that she eats. However if she's on a day when she wants to eat then I'll let her eat as much fruit as she wants.
I worry a bit about this too as Grace LOVES her fruit... at one stage she refused most veggies so I encouraged her love of fruit... She's better with her veggies now but won't eat veggie snacks like cucumber or pepper sticks so I still give her fruit as a snack and often for pudding too.
Ihsan has loved fruit since he was about 7months old. I do watch how much banana & orange he eats just because of the nappys but otherwise I don't mind how much he eats and most days thats at least 3 portions. His faves are pineapple, grapes, blueberries, strawberries & green apples. He has gone through kiwi and tangerine phases where he has just ate loads of each as if his body was needing them, he does that from time to time! x
I give dd loads of fruit, probably at least 3 pieces a day most days. She gets constipated easily & the fruit helps loads. Plus, I agree with mrs dot - its much better than some of the stuff I could be feeding her. Dd would choose grapes over chocolate any day - healthy for her & good news for me!!
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