I never forget to go to the supermarket. Rain or shine, there is always fresh food in the house. But DD doesn't seem to think so. As far as she's concerned we only have food worth eating every other day. Feast then famine, eat then don't eat. It's bizarre.
Take yesterday for example. A hearty breakfast of home-made bircher muesli, marmite on toast and apple juice. A decent lunch of croissant, Philadelphia, watermelon, yoghurt and some crackers. A satisfying tea of eggy bread with cheese, more watermelon, a fruit and veg smoothie and some rice pudding. For DD, a day of feasting.
But the day before? Famine. Two spoons of muesli, no toast. No lunch AT ALL. Watermelon and bread for tea. That's it.
Is she in training for some kind of strange eating biathlon? Two disciplines - eating and not eating? At least I can satisfy myself that over the course of a week she's likely to be getting a decent amount of nutritious grub. Enough to keep her zooming around the house at least.
We WILL tackle eating adult meals eventually. But for now I'll take the 'every other day' diet and a toddler full of energy.
How well does your toddler eat? Do they have bizarre eating patterns or do they tuck-in to whatever you offer them?
Posted at the Fussy Eaters Support Club.
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