This feast or famine thing kinda does my head in at times!

Oh, we're done with all that vegetable-steaming and mess, our children are cutlery-wielding, spaghetti-chomping angels... at least some of the time.

This feast or famine thing kinda does my head in at times!

Postby BigFlower » 26 Feb 2012, 22:05

We're in a feast phase at the moment. She is a bottomless pit.

For example today she ate:-

- 2 weetabix
- 1 crumpet
- 1 slice toast
- a WHOLE punnet of blueberries
- half a sausage
(that was just breakfast by the way)
- a banana
- about half a dozen of those humzinger fruit stick thingies (over the course of the day)
- bowl of pasta with sauce and cheese
- another banana
- bit of cake
- another banana
- more toast
- giant pile of dried apricots (about 10 at a guess)
- box of raisins
- several full size breadsticks
- huge shortbread biscuit
- ANOTHER banana (this one eaten in the bath as she kept insisting it was "breakfast time" and "me hungee")

It's either a growth spurt or a tape worm....

(I;m a bit :scream at the day's sugar...will excuse myself by saying we were staying with friends and some of our options were limited a bit)
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Re: This feast or famine thing kinda does my head in at time

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 26 Feb 2012, 22:12

Ah yes. We had something similar last week. At 11.30 when he was demanding his fifth bowl of shreddies I was wondering at what point I should start offering lunch type things.
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Re: This feast or famine thing kinda does my head in at time

Postby Nix » 26 Feb 2012, 22:23

Harvey's been the same the past few days. Yesterday evening he ate two portions of vegetable rice, a piece of nan bread, a few popadoms, a huge adult slice of carrot cake, a piece of birthday cake and then asked for another portion of vegetable rice! I could hardly believe my eyes. This is the boy who will often eat one mouthful of his dinner and then declare he is full!
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Re: This feast or famine thing kinda does my head in at time

Postby Mrs H » 27 Feb 2012, 14:43

Wow! That's amazing! Makes me feel hungry just reading that great long list!

Just out of curiosity, is there a limit to how many bananas you should eat in a day? I've always been reluctant to give more than 1 a day because of the potassium levels but don't know if that's an old wives' tale and just something that has been handed down to me from my Grandmother!!!

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Re: This feast or famine thing kinda does my head in at time

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 27 Feb 2012, 16:06

Hey Mrs H, the only thing with bananas is they can make them a little constipated so when TheWriggler was small we limited him to one a day. Now he's 2.5 and can ask for what he wants we're a bit more relaxed about it. If he's asking for lots of banana then I just assume he needs more potassium!
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Re: This feast or famine thing kinda does my head in at time

Postby BigFlower » 27 Feb 2012, 22:18

rosie_t_riveter wrote:Hey Mrs H, the only thing with bananas is they can make them a little constipated so when TheWriggler was small we limited him to one a day. Now he's 2.5 and can ask for what he wants we're a bit more relaxed about it. If he's asking for lots of banana then I just assume he needs more potassium!


Thank goodness, I hadn't even thought about any potential problems!
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Re: This feast or famine thing kinda does my head in at time

Postby LucyL » 01 Mar 2012, 06:24

Mrs H wrote:Just out of curiosity, is there a limit to how many bananas you should eat in a day? I've always been reluctant to give more than 1 a day because of the potassium levels but don't know if that's an old wives' tale and just something that has been handed down to me from my Grandmother!!!


I read somewhere that you'd have to eat something like 50 bananas in a day before being at any risk of potassium overdose... So I'd guess that would be beyond even the wildest of toddler appetites! :D

On the "feast or famine" thing, I just have to say I'm so glad mine's not the only one. It's like having two children who swap every couple of weeks... really odd!
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