How many is too many oranges? A part of me thinks that she craves oranges so her body is telling her she needs the vitamin C, it is winter after all. But then another part of me thinks that fruit in general has a lot of sugar, and maybe I should limit her.
What do you think?
By the way, I absolutely craved oranges in my pregnancy. I ate SO many! orange juice too.
Personally, I go by the rule that you offer healthy food choices and they choose what to eat. When she asks for a second banana I usually remind her of some of her other options, but if she wants banana, then she can have it. However, I must admit that I won't go grocery shopping several times a week to pick up more bananas. We do groceries on Saturday and if she's eaten all the bananas by Tuesday she's out of luck until next week.
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How funny! DD was just doing this with bananas. I was buying paper bags full of bananas. She'd wake up, sit up in bed and go "ba! now!"
It was a little sickening to watch...
Now this past week she has move onto oranges, although she is only having a few a day. And not really eating them...mostly she just squeezes them into a big sticky mess and licks up all the juice. *sigh* I liked bananas better!
I am trying to 'unschool' foods with her. At a Christmas party I decided the heck w/ it, let's unschool sweets. She got a cookie w/o any restrictions. And proceeded to eat about 1/3 of it. The rest of the night she simply held it. Very cool!
My DD is orange crazy too. I limit her to 1 maybe 2 oranges a day because her poop causes diaper rash if I let her have much more than that.
Thalia (15 mos) is crazy for satsumas (small, sweet, incredibly peel-able and almost seedless) and she'd eat them all day long. The one time I let her have 4 in one sitting we had the worst rash EVER- blistering, painful, red...she's never cried so hard as when she had that poop... After that, I only let her have about 1 satsuma per day. Unfortunately, this means I can't have more than that either cos if she sees me with one she gets really mad and cranky that she can't have some!
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I'd offer her some other high folate foods too, like chick peas, kidney beans, cooked spinach.
I'd try to get her to eat a variety of sources of whatever she's seeking... but at the end of the day if it had to be oranges, I'd give her oranges. Acidity is a concern and that's why I'd try to vary the foods, but I'd rather she listen to her body if nothing else works.
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