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comment When should you worry about a toddler's loss of appetite and weight?
Thank you for your answer, but to me this is more like an opinion (which I fully respect :)) about what you would do in your own context. The "couple of days" timeframe you mention seems very short - from what I have read and heard it is quite common for toddlers to have periods of time when they just eat less (I have another child who has huge fluctuations in appetite yet is very healthy). For the 10% loss, my taking (see my comment to Torben's answer) is that it needs to be checked over time (so a one-off weighing is not sufficient).
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comment When should you worry about a toddler's loss of appetite and weight?
Another comment is that I am not sure I understand about the first criterium "When the child is already low in the weight chart". If a child is for example at 95th and drops to 50th, I would say it would be more worrying than one who is at 10th dropping to 5th. Wouldn't it be better to say "if child crosses x curves" or if child loses more than x% body weight?
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comment When should you worry about a toddler's loss of appetite and weight?
+1 - I like your answer although I would welcome some qualifyers around the criteria listed (e.g. more than one applying, symptoms for a period of time, etc.). Also if a child is sick, it can be expected that (s)he will be losing some weight, but regain it quite quickly. Incidently, I weighed my daughter today and she has regained 1 kilo (not sure how :)), so I am taking as a lesson learnt that weight loss should be checked over a period of time (just not sure how long).
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comment Should toddlers have learning goals?
What you are saying resonates on many levels with how I see things, especially on your thoughts about what can, and should, be learnt.
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comment Should toddlers have learning goals?
Thanks for your answer, it definitely helps me in addressing how I should go about this and I will take it up with the centre's staff (particularly around the issue of support vs. pressure). And my only objective is for my kids to be happy (though I am not sure whether that's something you actually can learn, but that's another question) :)
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