Q:

Hi mam, my kid is 22 months old. She is a very active kid. Problem is all with food. She doesn't eat food i.e rice. Always she is interested in fruits and sweet corn, egg and any other items like sweets Kara. I am trying many ways to eat rice but she is not showing interest. My friends says it is ok even if she does not eat rice as she is eating other fruits or anything. Is it really ok or not.

She is also having a habit of sucking fingers. I have tried many ways to stop but of waste no use. I am worried about her food. So please help me out.

Her weight is 9.4 kg. Also please let me know actual correct weight for her age.

Also wanted to know how many hours of sleep is needed. She sleeps only 9-10 hours in night and 2 hours during day. Please reply me with all these answers.



Sleep is fine, don't worry about the weight if the baby is active. And yes food is a concern, the baby should be on family food, do you allow her to self feed? Do you sit along with her and eat your rice? Babies should eat everything and this preference towards sweet should be broken. Don't offer anything sweet, initially she will resist but ultimately when she taste other varieties she will learn for her own good. Rice and roti is important in their diet, fruits are just fiber with fructose nothing much.

Yes I allow her to eat on her own with her hands. And we eat together also.


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