QuestionsCategory: Feeding ChildrenOne twin eats a lot more than the other twin!
Mel asked 5 months ago

I’m a professional childcarer and I noticed that one twin eats considerably more than the other – should I be worried about this and how should I manage the situation 

1 Answers
Riverside Cares Staff answered 5 months ago

Hi Mel,
This is a great question and an interesting observation.  There are a whole range of factors that can impact eating behaviours including things in our environment (which are likely to be the same for twins) and things like our genetics (which can differ between twins) and factors like our temperament.  There’s been a great study of twin eating behaviours (GEMINI; https://www.geministudy.co.uk/) which has explored this further and shows that it’s quite common for them to eat differently.  What’s key in your role is that you offer them the same foods and that you encourage them to try new foods but that you trust them to tell you when they’re hungry and when they’re full. 
We hope this helps,
Emma and Jill
http://www.riversidetrainingcompany.co.uk
https://www.childfeedingguide.co.uk/