My little boy has the hugest appetite I have ever seen. With the exception of him being ill, he eats, and eats, and eats some more. But it seems as though he isn't gaining weight from it. I've spoken to his doctor, and he says he is right on track where he is supposed to be with his age and his weight. The doctor also says
to give him food when he his hungry, but for my son, that is really all the time.
If he had it his way, he would eat constantly throughout the day. But I don't know how much is too much. He looks at me and says "hungry!" and rubs his belly. I feel guilty if I do not give him something to eat, because then I feel as though I am neglecting him if I don't give him food when he asks for it. But I also don't want to be that mom who gives her child everything
he wants, whenever he wants it. I want him to be healthy.
We do purchase snacks and foods that are on the healthier side. Fruit, vegetables, granola bars, yogurt and things like that are what we keep in the house for him to eat. But can you indeed have too much of a good thing? I don't want my son to become overweight and unhealthy. Do I try to break this habit of constantly eating now, or should I wait until he is a little bit older? How do you moderate snacks and food for your children?