Matthew can eat. And eat. And eat. People keep telling me that babies know when they’re full and will stop eating, but we’re not sure that that’s the case with this particular child. He seems to play with his food when he’s winding down, but he’ll still eat if you put something new in front of him.
This has caused me much concern because I don’t want to do anything to cause my child to have a weight problem. I weigh Matthew a couple of times a month to make sure I’m not plumping him up unnecessarily, and the scale tells me I’m not. Heck, his clothes tell me the same thing. If it weren’t for his cloth diapers, his 12-18 month shorts wouldn’t stay up. His 100% PALEO diet is treating him very well (so why, then, can’t I get back on the wagon?).
Matthew is starting to be picky about what he eats, but will eat plenty (and plenty more) of the foods he loves. He usually loves carrots, he could live on all fruits, he devours cottage cheese (of the whole milk variety = so good!) and plain baby yogurt, and he inhales avocados and tomatoes. He will pretty much eat any meat you put in front of him – in fact – we have not found a meat/fish/poultry item he won’t eat with great gusto. He does not like green beans or zucchini and will turn his nose up at them if you even think of putting them on his plate. Besides those two veggies, he seems to eat everything.
I wonder if we feed him too much food.
You tell me.
Before (half a chicken breast, 1/4 avocado, 1 medium carrot, 2 brocoli/cauliflower flowerets):
After (1/2 carrot, 1 brocoli/cauliflower floweret) – and all of this was picked up off the floor:
I am so proud of how he eats, but I am exhausted after every meal. Keeping up with him – keeping food on his plate – can make a person crazy. He eats fast like his mother and doesn’t like to see an empty plate. HA!
(side-note – I am going to be out of town this weekend, attempting to purchase a vehicle. I will be reading your posts but not commenting because commenting via phone is insanely difficult.)