Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Appetite Change after CNY

So during our CNY, we are having so much nice food and so does Angel. Basically she has tried (and not really eat the full portion yet oh, just few bites to try only and yet …. ) so many food that she never tried before like cakes, cookies, potato chips, french fries, burgers, soft drinks, etc and eating the same meal with us with all the Braised Pork Meat in Dark Soy Sauce, Salty Chicken Drumsticks , Fried Vegetables etc ….. At first I think it’s ok for her to try out different varieties of food especially most of the hosts keep offering and said very pity if she cannot drink packet drink, etc, so I just give in as it’s CNY despite manage to turn down few ice cream and chocolate stuffs due to Angel’s allergy condition. When CNY is finally over and she is back to her normal meal which is the Eggs with broccoli + Meat and Rice that I cook for her, she refused to eat them at all!! Then the next day I tried Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and she also refused to eat them too …… she will push out all her food using her tongue and crying for “Cookies” and “肉干” (Bak-kuah/ Barbeque Meat)….. Urrgghhh ….. she won’t eat anything apart from those and MEAT. If I were to mix the meat inside her meal, she would separate and swallow all the meat while pushing out all the vegetables and rice and even her pasta until hubby was so furious with her.

So she has not been eating much solid for the first 2 days and just crying for all the junk food and sweet stuffs! I am still in the mists of adjusting her back to her normal healthy and less salty eating with loads of fresh vegetables and fruits. She is basically turning into a carnivore at the moment and also, she hates eggs too and refused to eat pouched egg / fried egg so I have to finely chopped them and hide it inside her meal.

I am struggling so much during her lunch and dinner time now and cracking my head for more nutrition yet nice recipe for young toddler at the moment. I do not wish to see that she is eating either few drumsticks (yes, 1 is not enough for her huge appetite) for lunch or just the rice and gravy only for her dinner. So lately no more junk food / biscuits / sweet things for her for the moment being until she finally gains back her interest in her normal solid food. I know that I have to be patient and persistent at it at the moment ….. she is adjusting slowly but fine at this moment and I hope she will be back to her normal appetite on solid food real soon.


16 comments:

Esmeralda said...

Oh my.... just like Ashton loves to push the rice out from his mouth, or anything that he dun like..

Ya it takes time to adjust back to her normal solid food Caroline... I'm lucky that CNY we din get to go lots of open hse, so the most that Ashton got to eat are few cookies, Shandy (few drops of coz, and he loves it), cakes, and lots and lots of meat....

He's a carnivore by the way, just like Daddy...

Serene said...

Hope little Angel gained back her appetite soon =) I understand can be very headache when the kids push away the food, but no choice they do not know what is "money" and "wasted" hahaha.. Just be patient, her appetite will surely back after some times.

Cath J said...

Ohh dear...same here my fren.. My boy doesn't want to eat rice at all..I prepared all his fav food before.. all rejected... What a big waste.. *sob*sob*...

Mummy Gwen said...

Yeah lor...that's the problem when we introduce "junk food" to them..hehe..but very hard not to let them try "nice food" once a while hor. If you are persistent enough, I'm sure soon Angel will eat all mummy delicious homecooked food. :D

MommyAngel said...

Esmeralda, she refuses all the rice totally the very first day so at the end, she finishes 2 drumsticks and that’s the only thing that she ate, sigh!…. So does Ashton still do the same with his food lately? I really didn’t know that kids love meat …. I thought that they only love plain rice with gravy like my niece ……

Serene, Hopefully lo … I think her appetite didn’t change much, just the preference for food change dramatically :(

Cath, your son doesn’t like rice? But he looks so tough build leh ….. what does he likes to eat normally?

Mummy Gwen, yes …. I was reluctant to let her try those junk food at first but cannot be avoided at all for sure. But for the moment being …. I will have to stop her totally on those junk food then once she accepted her normal solid, maybe will only give it to her once in awhile :) Kids actually love bak-kuah …. Gosh!!!

agnes said...

chloe experience the same also, totally refused to eat with no reason.. i just dont care lah.. and feed her milk all day until she wants her solids back...

hopefully when she is hungry.. she will just eat her porridge lah.. hahhaa (it doesnt work on me either, but my mom can trick her wor)

the weird thing is, chloe not attracted to a lot of junk food, i let her try cookies, nga-gu, all desserts during CNY also she DON'T WANT.

thank god she loves vege, carrots, potato, and pumpkin a lot.. phew~~

2ma said...

maybe u should try to delay her meal times. so that when she gets really hungry, she wont be so choosy???

Esmeralda said...

Now Ashton is behaving much better. He treated the food - rice well. Sometimes he will have some rice with gravy, or rice with chicken/pork meat. Caroline, I would say it is better to let our kids have meat with rice, compared to only gravy coz there's no nutrition in the gravy... But rice is still not his main meal, occasionally I'll give him.

MommyAngel said...

Agnes, hahaha …. Like I said before, your mom is really ‘keng’ when it comes to handle little Chloe la :) I am glad that Chloe loves vege …. Angel would only take vege when I hide it in her food :)

2ma, oh … we have tried and when she is hungry, she still refused her rice but want to eat Barbeque Meat wor …. If we didn’t give her and she is hungry, she will cry until the entire ceiling fall off, hahahaha …… but she is getting better for lunch time now, just that dinner time is still very headache.

Esmeralda, oh … I am glad that Ashton love his rice now. Oh, so far I never feed Angel with the rice and gravy only coz I think that’s not a balance meal but I am afraid that she WILL become like my niece who only eat plain rice with gravy and she is so skinny leh. I will try to cook her meal according to the category of healthy food pyramid chart hoping that she will have a balance diet.

Kristie said...

alamak... i guess the cny goodies were too tasty for angel, she just cant forget them!

i hope angel will get back to her normal routine of makan soon! what abt mixing marmite or bovril into her food to make it more tasty?

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Ops, Angel doesn't like mommy's home cooked food..Hmmm...Maybe it takes some time for her to adjusting her appetite back to normal.

MommyAngel said...

Kristie, I will keep the marmite and bovril as my very last solution coz I try to avoid letting her taking any salty food until she is much older :)

JT, yes ... Angel has been eating all the salty and sweet stuffs during CNY until she don't want even her normal meal. I have stopped giving her all the junk food totally now and I think she is slowly gaining back her interest in fresh vege and fruits.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I think is normal that kids love sweet and salty food, but at least Angel did had some try on those food.
Good that now she likes vege and fruits. Or else, really headache oo...

MommyAngel said...

JT, still on and off and her appetite really changed a lot lately but I will never giving up la, wish me luck :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I am sure Angel will back to her appetite (completely) real soon. Good Luck!

MommyAngel said...

Fingers crossed :)