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27 month old not eating
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:38 PM
My 27 month old has always had a good appetite (weighs around 17kgs) but in the last week or so he has gone right off his food, and only seems to want apples, cheese & the occasional banana. All his usual favourite foods are getting pushed away.
I'm really concerned about this as I dont want a fussy eater!! Is this a normal stage of development or should I be concerned?
Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:43 PM
Any chance he could be teething - if he's getting his two year old molars, he may be off his food for a few days. Gradually start reintroducing other foods again and see how he goes.
Alternatively, if he is still off his food in the next couple of days, get him checked out by the GP especially if he starts spiking temps. He may have tonsillitis or an ear infection???
Good luck. Hopefully its just a phase which will ride itself out in the next few days.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:52 PM
My DD is same age, she is cutting through the 2yo molars. Although not totally off her food, has become a little more fussier than normal but I feel she is getting the nutrients she requires. There is stuff available from chemist in liquid form, sorry cant remember what it is called-came across it while browsing, in children's chemist lines to give to children that have lost appetite, fussy eating that has like iron, essential nutrients to supplement these times.
If he is not exp signs of illness, fevers then slowly try and reintroduce the food, go with what he will eat so you know he is getting something in his belly - I had stage when she was teething her other teeth that all she wanted to eat was yoghurt, fruit and toast...slowly reintroduced other foods and she was fine.
If you are concerned, you could go to GP or your CHYS nurse.
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