27 March 2014

A little bit of Psychology

Little 2 has until recently been a really good eater eating anything she was given, she ate more than Little 1 most days. In the last couple of weeks she has eaten less and less, not being fussy, she will still eat pretty much everything put in front of her, just really small amounts. She has also started to play with her food, rubbing it over her face or squashing it between her fingers, I know this is normal toddler behaviour it was just something she didn't do before.

I am not worried about her at all, she is growing, happy and sleeping well, she has probably become disinterested in food which we all do sometimes or just not going through any growth or development stage at the moment therefore not needing the calories. 

At lunchtime I thought I would make a bit of a game to see if I could get her to eat more than a few mouthfuls of lunch, we had been playing with her dolls and I invited her to have her dolly to lunch with us. I made a little sandwich for both of them and put some raisins in the dolls bowl, I also let her have mummy's crisps which she doesn't usually have.

She ate more lunch than she has in days, each bit of food was fed to the doll and then into her mouth, there was still a bit left over when she had declared that she had finished and she didn't want any pudding, but I was pleased she had enjoyed her lunch and had some fun doing so. 


  1. It's tricky when they go through these stages. What a good idea though x

  2. Loving Life With Little Ones28 March 2014 at 09:12

    I remember it working with Little 1 in the past when she went through a fussy stage. x

  3. What a lovely idea, kids love to role play feeding other people, dolls are a great idea. Mummy crisps always help tempt their appetite out too. Lovely post.

  4. Loving Life With Little Ones28 March 2014 at 21:54

    Thanks x


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