Rosie sharing her "swimming pool" with Tasha
I need some advice. I've scoured the internet and taken Rosie to the doctor several times and still would love some advice. Since coming to live with me 2 months ago Rosie's appetite has been voracious. She won't stop eating unless I stop giving her food and then she still thinks she's hungry. She asks for food all of the time. She's been treated for a parasite and her bowels are finally under control, but I still worry about her appetite. I've cut back her food quite a bit but she still eats a lot more than most websites say she should. Her weight is normal but she has a huge belly, especially by the end of the day. Everything I can find says that you shouldn't limit a child under 2's food intake or it can cause problems late in life. Rather I should let her eat as much as she wants, only at meal times. If I did that she would NEVER stop eating.
She's a happy healthy kid, but I don't want her to turn into a happy, obese kid. I also don't want her to be hungry and she often cries and begs me for food. Flavored water and pedialite have helped. She drinks over 2 liters of liquid a day, especially when she thinks she's hungry.
Any advise on foods or maybe vitamins (she takes a multivitamin) that could help regulate her appetite would be appreciated. I'd also love someone to tell me that their kid ate all the time too. It seems most people have the opposite problem.
Love you guys!