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Feb. 26th, 2007

Katie has been at nursery fulltime for nearly a month now.

Since she has been there she has had a respiratory infection, a sickness bug and about 2 colds!

I was expecting all this sort of thing, especially as she is still teething.

Last week the nursery staff expressed concern as she wasn't drinking any fluids....she's fine drinking her juice at home and there were no problems over the weekend.

Today my partner picked her up from nursery and was told by the staff that they're now concerned as she has been refusing to eat most of her meals and this is now leading her two little friends to follow suit.

I don't know what we can do to sort this out.....at home she eats fine and this evening, as she hadn't eaten at nursery, I did her a small tea with us, mash potato, baby sweetcorn, sugar snap peas and some coley fish. She troughed it all down as normal.

I don't know why she's refusing at nursery as they're not feeding her anything she hasn't had at home!!

All I can think it can be is that she's still getting over the bugs and stuff (She tends to go off everything when she's poorly), or because she's teething (she has a molar coming through at the mo)...or because she's just still adjusting to being at nursery and is maybe missing her Dad and I.

Any ideas??

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kaos
Feb. 27th, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)
Phoenix goes to nursery term time and has done since he was 5 months old (18 months now). He still has days where he doesnt eat much and others that he does. If he hasn't eaten much for tea then I'lkl give him another tea when he comes home - but he always has a snack of some kind when he gets home regardless. He follows a similar pattern of going off food when he's recovering from an illness - of which he's had many since being at nursery ! Plus he always seems to take longer to get back into nursery eating than home eating.
I persoanlly wouldnt worry too much so long as she is happy while she's at nursery and that she is being offered fluid regularly. I also wouldn't take on any guilt of her 'leading her two friends to follow suit'. Kids generally don't not take something they want. I think the adjusting time for nursery is sometimes longer than we think. Phoenix goes through adjusting period after every half term and to be honest so do the kids I teach in primary school - right up to year6.
Sorry for rambling. :)
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ishbooisamunkie
Feb. 27th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
I haven't really been worrying about her as she is fine and happy in herself, I went in and spoke to them on Friday and said she's probably off things as she's just getting over a cold and when she's ill she tends to refuse most things.

I think I'm going to send her in with her beaker from home with juice in it and see if that helps with the drinking.

My partner was getting stressed about it as they always seemed to be collaring him and making him feel as if it was a huge problem!
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ishbooisamunkie
Feb. 27th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
I must remember to get a marker pen for it on the way home as things do have a habit of going walkies there!

We've told them that there are certain foods she will refuse, baked beans, tomato ketchup are two of them...but they still seem to be trying to get her to eat them!
ishbooisamunkie
Feb. 27th, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC)
Haha..you didn't ramble!

Katie usually has a snack when she gets in from nursery and I've not been worrying about her as she's happy and her usual self....she loves being at nursery!

I think my partner felt as if they were 'blaming' us when they spoke to him....I spoke to the head of her room on Friday and said she's more than likely off things as she's still recovering from a cold.

I'm going to send her in with her beaker and some juice from home to see if that helps.

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