Eats fine at nursery but fussy at home

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Eats fine at nursery but fussy at home

Postby WriggleSquiggle » 17 Mar 2014, 21:01

My LO was BLW and has done really well. By all accounts she wolfs down everything at nursery and they have a huge range of meals so she'll have curry, chilli etc. BUT when she gets home in the evening she will rarely eat what I give her unless it's bread, eggs, bananas, yoghurt or the cheese sauce from a fish pie. Is this normal? She isn't starving by any means but at what point should I worry?
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Re: Eats fine at nursery but fussy at home

Postby ChristmasGift » 17 Mar 2014, 21:09

No experience but from what I've read on here it seems quite usual for LOs eat differently in different settings -I really wouldn't worry. She's not going to let herself go hungry and if she's having a hearty lunch perhaps she's just not that hungry in the evening?
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Re: Eats fine at nursery but fussy at home

Postby sabrina fair » 17 Mar 2014, 21:10

Totally normal. Peer pressure can be a wonderful thing!
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Re: Eats fine at nursery but fussy at home

Postby mamapup » 17 Mar 2014, 22:00

My.puppy eats almost everything put.in front of him at.nursery but very little at home. I think a) peer pressure and b) always a possibility of.something else.with pushover mummy!

Although it's worth quizzing nursery staff because I find they tell.you what they think you want to hear sometimes. I keep.reiterating that.I don't mind if the puppy doesn't eat a meal, I just want to know so I can alter what I offer at.Home accordingly. If they tell me he ate a big plate of.veg, I feel I can relax about the evening meal but if they haven't told me the truth I have screwed up.
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Re: Eats fine at nursery but fussy at home

Postby pimento » 18 Mar 2014, 02:52

Very similar here with my 3 year old!!!
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Re: Eats fine at nursery but fussy at home

Postby GHJingle » 18 Mar 2014, 06:30

here too. We are told that A eats 2-3 bowls of what ever they have for lunch every single day.
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Re: Eats fine at nursery but fussy at home

Postby pimento » 18 Mar 2014, 08:49

GHJingle wrote:here too. We are told that A eats 2-3 bowls of what ever they have for lunch every single day.


Yep!!! And if I try to replicate the meals at home, I get an "I don't like it". <sigh>
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Re: Eats fine at nursery but fussy at home

Postby eterna » 18 Mar 2014, 14:59

Another vote for totally normal!

The dayhome mom (aka childminder) would always tell me how DD ate her out of house and home (record is 11 chicken wings!) - and eating all kinds of spicy things that she wouldn't touch at home. I also assumed that she was burning a lot more energy there as well running around with the other kids as opposed to doing quieter things with me at home.
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Re: Eats fine at nursery but fussy at home

Postby Lioncub's mama » 18 Mar 2014, 15:08

Lioncub also eats things at nursery that he wouldn't dream of eating at home. Its frustrating, but at least i know he has eaten a healthy range of things on nursery days so don't worry if he has the odd less healthy day with me.
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Re: Eats fine at nursery but fussy at home

Postby ladyPMD » 18 Mar 2014, 22:59

Same. Initially I thought they were making it up but now I believe their food diary as I quiz them a lot. Sometimes they do mark as refused all. I try the stuff at home and it all goes on the floor. Maybe my cooking is rubbish...
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