This is regarding my 6 year old son. He is reluctant to eat and normally we have to change his focus from meal to feed him (by showing him television or something else). He smells things as well and does not eat if he does not like the smell of it. He likes cold drinks, chips, candies etc. We met a doctor and he said that we have to reduce or even stop giving him cold drinks, chips and any other outside food. Instead he asked us to give him home made food. But the problem is that he rarely likes to eat home made stuff. We tried many options but he rarely sits and eats. He is very active or I may say hyperactive, good in studies but we have to force him to focus on studies while teaching at home. Doctor recommended to have some tests of his blood and urine. Please advise us regarding this issue.
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From the details you have provided, your kid seems to be a fussy eater. This is a common problem with kids of this age. Reasons for this problem are:
Does he fall ill often? What is his weight? This is to ensure that he does not have major health concerns and is thriving well. Weight between 17 to 27 kg are approximately the lower and upper limits for this age.
If the reason is 1 or 2, you can try the following measures:
These are few ways which can be tried to avoid junk food and outside food.
If the reason is 3 and if his tests are all fine, then he does not have major health issues and is well grown.
Overactive - extremity of it is called ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). But it is difficult to diagnose without seeing the child and examining in detail.
You can consult a paediatrician online for further queries regarding his hyperactivity --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician
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