Thursday, June 22, 2006

Too much of a good thing?

I'm well aware of the fact that toddlers can be picky eaters. And, I have restrained from making them separate meals when they don't like something that we are eating. I just usually try to have something at each meal that I know each of them will usually eat.

Food is becoming a big battle for us. Morgan hasn't eaten a single entree at preschool since the first day. She'll eat the fruit and veggies, but won't touch whatever entree there is. Foods that she will typically scarve down - she won't even try. She comes home from school, cranky, and begging for food.

The only food that they show any interest in right now is yogurt. At Tanner's transplant team's insistence, we have included yogurt in their breakfast routine since they were 10 months old. When we first started the kids on yogurt at 10 months old - they fought and continued to do so until recently. Now, they beg for it.

"More yo-gert, PLEEEEASSSSEEE"

We hear them asking for yogurt over the baby monitor at 5:30 a.m. They ask for it at supper. They ask for it at snack. Morgan asks to feed Prayer Bear yogurt. And, if offered yogurt or ice cream, they'll chose the yogurt.

But, how much is too much? Morgan has eaten 5 containers of Trix yogurt in the last 24 hours.

Do I fight her on this - or do I figure it's a good source of calcium and protein and purchase stock?


Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Claudia will only eat yogurt, cheerios and occasionally french fries. I have no idea what to do. I think she is getting most of her calories from milk.

Stacy said...

Thank goodness it's not just my kid. Sadly, that actually makes me feel better.

Morgan is obsessing over Cheerios, too - we actually had to put them in a locked cupboard to keep her out of them. And, she will always eat french fries.

Hmmm....must be a 2 year old thing.

Tonya said...

Wow they sure like the I don't know if you can eat too much yogurt? My Randie likes yogurt as well.. not as much as yours do but she will eat it. Sometimes it does not agree with her tummy and we end up wearing it in the end so we dont give it to her for a couple days but if they are good with it I cant see them having too much..