Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Not so good for her

As much as I love to feed my little gal with food, sometimes when a “no” is a definitely no for her. Some say she is very tall for her age and some commented that she is too skinny for her age. I guess kids around her age should be chubby, right? And when they are chubby, they are considered healthier. Hmm, I don’t know about the healthy part as for me, chubby may not mean they are healthier. They may tend to eat and love to eat anything, but that is not so good for young children.

I have to admit that little gal is slightly underweight for her age. Hardly gaining much weight since she was 2 years old, and as a parent, I do get worry. During the weekend, she hardly takes solid food. I seldom cook at home over the weekend, most of the time, we hanging out at my BIL’s café. We have our dinner mostly there.

Sometimes I wonder how her nanny feed her, but when with us, she will play with her food and most of the food either spill over the table or drop on the floor. Not into her mouth. Sigh! Double worry. Thank god she requested for her milk occasionally, but not taking solid food is a concern too. I know I have been complaining of my little gal’s weight and eating habit, but what can I do to make her eat her food.

I heard from friends that when children starting to go to pre-school they will pick up and acquire to eating more frequently. I hope it is true, as she will be sent to pre-school next year.

I am running out of ideas on feeding her food. She does love fried rice, and sometimes she can finish a big bowl of fried rice. It is rather scary then as I know fried rice is not good and healthy for young kids. We tried blackmailing her with shopping every time feeding her or attracting her with other stuff. I know it is not good to lie to your children, but what else can we do? Oh well, here I go again mumbling about my kid’s eating habit.

2 comments:

Zooropa said...

Last time my younger niece is a small eater & very picky too when come to food but she improved not much later. So, no worry!

Dora:)

Nick Phillips said...

Don't worry about it too much. My younger boy used to et so little when he was 2 years old, now he just can't stop eating ... LOL!