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I am worried my eight month old isn't eating enough. How can I tell?

With my first child, I was really stressed about whether she was eating enough, and every mealtime became a bit of a power struggle. I would sing songs to distract her while sneaking food in.

But I feel a lot more relaxed with my second and actually cringe a bit looking back. He’s a much better eater. I just let him eat as much as he wants and don’t put too much pressure on. I was always told that if they want to eat then they will, and I wish I had believed this a bit earlier.

For me, it’s more about getting them to try different flavours and textures rather than quantity as they should still be getting plenty of filling up from their milk.