Sometimes fathers can’t help fret over how much a toddler eats, worrying that those two bites of cheese sandwich and sip of milk simply isn’t enough food to support life. Here’s one word for those parents: Relax!
“Toddlers have very small stomachs, and they fill up very quickly,” says Penny Warner. “This is why they need to eat more frequent meals.”
Of course, it can be difficult to make toddlers stop what they’re doing to eat. Sometimes it’s necessary to lure them to the snack table to head off any hunger-induced crankiness.