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Marianne05 - April 3rd, 2011 12:52 AM

Aside from having trips to the doctor to check your baby's health.. how can we moms know or check the nutritional status of our children? especially that toddlers are commonly picky eaters... Anyone?

caroline - April 4th, 2011 1:48 AM

observe your kid from head to toe... if you check a little closer you might actually see glaring signs... sparse, brittle hair, pale and dry skin, cracked lips, bleeding gums, tooth cavity and the list goes on. Those are just simple yet often neglected obvious signs that something essential in their diet might be missing.

OLGA - April 4th, 2011 3:25 AM

You can use a tracker to monitor your child's growth. Plot your child's weight and height with the use of a growth chart. Then you can compare if your child's growth meets the normal range.

Jazzie - April 5th, 2011 12:05 AM

If you really want to make sure, you can set up an appointment with your nutritionist so you can get a n advise on what kind of diet is appropriate for your kid.

Chloe - April 5th, 2011 3:28 AM

Use the food pyramid. Follow this to know that your child is properly nourished.

ms.may - April 21st, 2011 2:59 AM

I googled the food pyramid and found that it is pretty easy to follow. The ones on the top of the pyramid should be eaten sparingly while the ones at the bottom are foods that should be eaten in quantities! I will try this so thanks Chloe!

ginger - April 21st, 2011 10:16 PM

Other signs of nutritional deficiency can be observed through their development. If your child is frequently behind milestones for his age then it could be because of poor diet.


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