My 8 month old boy eats more than my 4 year old girl!!

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  1. Lucid Arts

    Lucid Arts Ella 05/04 & Dexter 02/08

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    is this normal??? lol

    Ella eats hardly anything, her normal school day is bowl of ceral in the morning, half her sandwich, a few grapes for lunch (and leaves everything else), a couple of biscuits and maybe 10 mouthfuls of her dinner.

    She's healthy enough, but is pretty slim (but always has been even as a baby) - at what point do you get help? I've tried everything!

    Or, is this something that I shouldn't be worrying about?

    N.x
     
  2. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    Your thread title made me laugh, sorry! Babies do need loads of calories, as they are growing at a much faster rate than a 4 year old, and also starting to burn off more calories as they start to move around more. Sam's nearly 8 months too and I'm amazed by how much he eats! You might want to speak to your doctor and find out how much she should be getting in a day - if she can't manage to eat too much then maybe some higher calorie but healthy meals would be good for her? Is she still having about 3 cups of full fat milk a day? x
     
  3. xXhayleyXx

    xXhayleyXx Happy mummy of 6 :)

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    My 4 year old boy eats more than his 9 year old and 11 year old sisters and always have b ut they are all as healthy as eachother. Think some kids need more calories than others xx
     
  4. Lucid Arts

    Lucid Arts Ella 05/04 & Dexter 02/08

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    Thanks both.
     
  5. Tezzy

    Tezzy Mum of 2 TTCAL

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    i worry too. my 21month old hardly eats a thing and weighs only 20lb, my 4month old weighs 14lb and is very chubby.

    im sure they will even out eventually!
     
  6. KarenLV

    KarenLV Well-Known Member

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    Boys generally eat a lot more than girls.Stock up that fridge!:rofl:
     

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