Re: one year old w/ diminished appetite
Babies grow fastest in the newborn stage, and then their rate of growth gradually and progressively slows. 1 year old babies are notorious for a decrease in appetite for this reason- they're just not growing as fast as they did even a few short months previously, and as a consequence they need fewer calories.
Babies and toddlers are natural snackers. They tend to want to eat a little bit of food and then run off to play, returning for more food when they are hungry. So making your child sit at the table for meals is probably a losing battle. It may help to create a "nibble tray" full of healthy whole foods for your child to pick at. Things like fresh fruit and vegetable pieces, bits of cheese, whole-grain bread with peanut butter, cream cheese, or avocado spread... Foods that she can grab and eat on the run. Trust her to get her needs met, and don't worry about her eating habits now, when she's so young. There's a lot of change that will happen naturally, without you needing to force it.
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