Hi I recently came across your website and am impressed with the various articles on parenting with appropriate content. mmy concern is my daughter who is 23 mo old. She goes to home daycare with middle aged Indian Telugu women since she is 9 mo old. Initially she had problem adjusting there since she was very much attached with me and at 9 mo she was able to recognize family and strangers so cried a lot. However it took around 6 mo for her to adjust fully in sense that she no longer cried in mornings in car while on way to drop her at day care. She started eating there fine playing and all in 1 month. she was never a good eater but I used to feed her anyhow. Now her daycare doesnot have any other kids .they are on vacation so she is only kid . She has got more lady and her daughter who is 23 years . Since almost three weeks she stopped eating with me. now a days she completely stopped eating at home no rice no meld. If I cut fruits offer to her she eats or sometimes not but not from me and sometimes by hubby. I donot know what happens. She didn't speak much but when I ask why are you not eating food she says sometimes "aunty". that. Is what she calls the daycare lady. It is the food prepared by me but she she won't eat at home. And also she is trying to eat herself at home. I really don't understand what o do why she suddenly changed. My cousin sister kids who are Same age came in between and she saw them eating themselves. However my sister also feeds them the meals like rice dal etc. they self feed the e tras. I don't know if she saw them and it influenced her or is she getting attached to her daycare lady more. She still needs me and says my name all the time at dance are too , plays with me needs me cries for me but won't eat from me. Any advice on this situation would be helpful. We are planning her to shift to American daycare for 2 days a week so that she learns activities and socializes with other kids as there are no activities in present daycare . However in these daycare they don't feed and she doesn't eat anything on her own although I have tried at home to make her self feed, she takes bird bites and says she no longer wants to eat. Any advice would be highly appreciated regarding her behavior change and how to get her eat herself substantial quantity. Thanks Dee

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Updated on Aug 03, 2015

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Hi Deerag, Relax, there is nothing to worry about your daughter's behaviour & eating habits. It is...

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