Recent illness aside, the girl has a fluctuating appetite. Last week she couldn’t get enough of food. There’d be a round of peas, parsnip and lentils, followed by milky oats, followed by more fruit, and sometimes even more after that. This week? Fussy about most things, refusing to eat more than about five mouthfuls of the same food that she ate last week, and a lot of ‘closed mouth defiance’ when you try to cajol her into more.
It’s been like this for ages with her. Sometimes she loves food; sometimes she doesn’t. Is it related to teething, developmental stuff, or merely just changing tastes?
And I won’t even talk about the hours I spent this afternoon making her a special lentil and rice hotpot. She ate about five mouthfuls, then started rubbing it in her hair and refusing all other offers. How bloody discouraging is that?