Approximate Food Consumption of my 16-Month-Old Son July 16, 2014 3 Shares A rough estimate of how much food my son eats when compared to other things that consume food. Click to enlarge. Share Facebook or Twitter 12 Comments Martha July 16, 2014 Reply Same here. Except I also have a three-year-old son who is just below “blue whale.” I’m going to need three jobs to feed them. Leslie July 17, 2014 Reply Just wait girls….in about 15 months they’ll drop back under “people fasting” and you will long for the days when they’d eat! Marie July 25, 2014 Reply Soooooooo true. My youngest eats a decent meal about every third day. Other than that he grazes. michelle July 17, 2014 Reply there is a missing entry, just past blue whale. 16yo son. that entry can drink 3 gallons of milk a week. and that’s just milk…. Alexis July 17, 2014 Reply My 5 and 7 year olds eat so much that if I follow the trendline to it’s natural resolution, they’re dietary needs are going to lead to a global food shortage within the next 10 years. Tina July 17, 2014 Reply Yes, exactly the same for my 3 year old and my 11 year old. The 4 and 8 year old are normal person range…for now. But you have to eat fast or big brother will offer to “finish it off” for you! I have no idea how we’ll survive the teenage years! gina July 17, 2014 Reply I wish my 16th month old ate that much!! He falls somewhere on the spectrum between “birds” and that woman from your old job (who btw must have switched jobs and now works with me because I share an office with her). Tasha Batsford July 18, 2014 Reply We have a 4 year old, a 2 year old a 1 year old. Last night we managed to demolish a meal the recipe claimed was for 8 people and still have room for pudding. Scarily, this is not an isolated incident. Nor are any of us fat. Andrea July 18, 2014 Reply My kids only eat like that when we go out anywhere. Especially if the food is grossly overpriced. Matticus July 18, 2014 Reply I’m not sure how it works anywhere else, but in the Kingdom, the Little Prince (15 months) doesn’t sit still for his meals. So, my hypothesis is he eats as much as he does (closer to the blue whale range of things) because he is burning off the calories terrorizing the cats, the house, the neighborhood and anyone else foolish enough to wander into his territory as fast as we can trail along shoving bits of food into his mouth. Somehow, though, we don’t seem to be burning any calories in the process, which is odd. And, since we have zero time to sit down and eat our own meals it is an interesting twist of physics that we are gaining weight… Jonathan July 22, 2014 Reply I can definitely relate to this as the dad of a 15 month old. Sometimes I think that he’s on a mission to consume the equivalent of his own body weight in blueberries. Rachel Swanson August 11, 2014 Reply Oh my goodness, YES! Nailed on the head!! My son is just turning one, and it was about two weeks ago when it suddenly occurred to me that I would actually need to start ordering food for him off the menu instead of trying to just shove the free bread down his throat and call it a day. Then at mealtimes he sucks down the little fruit puree pouches with the efficiency of a Dyson. Meanwhile, he is only ever interested in eating what I am eating, even if what I am eating is the exact same thing he is eating. And finally, he only wants to drink La Croix. None of that flat water for my son. LOVE YOUR BLOG! Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.