As your baby gets older you can start to wonder if you’re giving them the right amount of food – especially if they’re now having solids. Luckily, babies and toddlers have a pretty good idea of when they’ve had enough and when they’re still hungry, so let them guide you. It might seem like they’re not getting enough, but remember they have little tummies. They’re probably eating the right amount.
Odds are they’ve had enough when:
Flat out refusal - refusing to swallow, spitting food out, pushing their bowl away, refusing to open their mouth or turning or shaking their head.
General unhappiness – noises, faces and gestures that tell you no.
Waterworks kick in - crying or shouting can tell you they’re full.