2 Year Olds Have No Appetite And Are Fussy?
. My child is 2 years old, these days the appetite is greatly reduced, easily cranky and seems to look thinner than usual, the spirit of play is also not as usual. Only boiled eggs only he ate without yellow. Please help
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Your child's complaints (age 2 years) are lazy to eat, fussy, and appear to lose weight is a natural process that occurs in children aged 2 years. This relates to children who have started to get to know the environment, try different types of food and begin to refuse parental orders.
To make sure your child weighs, then you need to ensure your child's current weight value, against the previous weight. The growth of a child's height can also give a picture like a child looking thin. So, if your child's weight is in the range of 9-14.8 kg for girls, or 9.7-15.3 for boys (for ages 2 years). And in this weight range, it means that your child's weight is still within normal limits.
And if indeed the child's weight is still in the normal range but it turns out that the weight has fallen too far from before, then indeed this needs to be your concern to prevent weight loss from continuing to occur. Prevention and treatment you can do with the initial effort in the form of knowing the triggers for a child's decreased appetite and an attempt to regain control of a child's appetite and body weight.
Some of the things below are a trigger for a child's decreased appetite, such as:
1. complaints of pain that is felt at this time
2. your child is snacking or eating snacks before eating
3. Your child drinks milk, juice that is filling before eating
4. less energy expended, so the need for food to form energy is reduced
5. Your child likes to play or use his time with busy with gadgets, so they do not want to take the time to eat
6. less varied food menus to help increase a child's appetite
Identify each of the possibilities, if your child already likes to play mobile and this is a problem for children's mealtime, then you should start controlling the habit of playing games or gadgets. Or evaluate the possibility of other triggers, and condition to help children get used to eating at mealtime even though not much. And if until now there are no complaints that accompany, or health problems that accompany, then you can provide further supervision and evaluation.
Some of the efforts you can do to help meet the nutritional needs of children are:
1. Give enough portions to your child, this will stimulate your child to ask for more
2. be patient, evaluate the child's eating complaints in one week or a certain period, do not look at only one day of the incident or one time of not eating
3. give your child time to eat is a pleasant time with you, let him take or choose food, of course, with your help
4. set a good example, like you eat pleasantly in front of your child
5. provide a variety of nutritious foods that can attract your child's appetite
6. Give understanding of mealtime, by giving information to your child that a few minutes to eat time has arrived
7. Adjust your expectations for changes in your child's eating habits
8. In the initial stages, provide a filling meal that is filling and nutritious, such as processed bread or processed protein
9. give a reward or gift if your child wants to eat well
The things above are examples of business that you can do, and they do not guarantee success for every child, but the above can provide an overview of the business you can do to help accompany your child in his current growth phase.
However, if all of these things cannot help increase a child's appetite, or the child's weight decreases, then you should ask your pediatrician for help or consult your pediatrician. The doctor will conduct an interview related to this complaint, then the doctor will ensure that this condition is a natural or a condition that must be controlled immediately. Thus, your child's condition is maintained health and weight.
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