Always hungry???

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Always hungry???

Postby ArielMermaid » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:04 pm

Hi,
My 6yo son seems to be always hungry.... He always had a good appetite and eats an adult's portion of food at mealtimes... besides that, we don't really give snacks. However, these 2 weeks, he seems to always complain of hunger about 2-3 hours after a very full meal....

Are any of your kids like that?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Always hungry???

Postby Ran1977 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:12 pm

Yes mine too...my just turned 5year old has been like that for the past 6months...he is always hungry and needs food every 3-4hrs.
Thanks

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Re: Always hungry???

Postby slmkhoo » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:57 pm

If he isn't overweight or filling up on junk food, then he's probably undergoing a growth spurt. These phases come and go.

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Re: Always hungry???

Postby mabaker » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:44 pm

Lol. I hope my daughter is like your kid. Mine is the exact opposite. She doesn't like eating at all. A spoonful of anything and she says she's full. :(

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Re: Always hungry???

Postby bebebub » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:24 pm

slmkhoo wrote:If he isn't overweight or filling up on junk food, then he's probably undergoing a growth spurt. These phases come and go.

Agree.
If it's not meal time yet, u can give the child some healthy snacks like fruits, cheese sticks or yogurt. My dd went thru such phases, too.

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Re: Always hungry???

Postby elohz » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:09 pm

Kids that age are very alert and very playful. So even if they had eaten so much during lunch time, after a few hours of playing, and they will start feeling hungry again. Dont you worry about its all normal.

My kids are always hungry too, so after eating lunch, i will start preparing snack for them. I usually prepare sandwhiches, spaghetti and sometimes pizza breads.

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Re: Always hungry???

Postby Mawar » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:20 pm

Kids go through growth spurts. Try giving smaller portions, and eat 5 meals instead of 3.

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