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#1 Leapstar

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:10 PM

DS takes after me.

I can easily go a few hours after I wake before I eat.

If I give DS breakfast on waking, he fiddles with it, nibbles it and then it gets thrown about.

If I leave him for an hour or so, he is more likely to eat a reasonable amount (1 slice of toast)

While its not a problem now, I do worry that when he gets to school age that he won't eat a decent breakfast and will have to survive till recess on only a tiny amount of food.

Any hints to get him to eat better early? He will drink a banana smoothie, but I am worried that won't be enough.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:29 PM

While you've got the TC there give this recipe a go:

http://www.recipecom...ast-glass/39271.

A loves making it with me, counting things as they go in.

It's really filling.

I'm not a breakfast eater either.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:44 PM

I second that smoothie. I myself am not so keen on breakfast and since having the tmx I often make this for my breakfast and DD will have some too. In winter I warm it up a bit and thickens slightly. I put it on 70c for 5 minutes.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE(Leapstar @ Aug 17 2012, 12:10 PM) View Post

If I leave him for an hour or so, he is more likely to eat a reasonable amount (1 slice of toast)

While its not a problem now, I do worry that when he gets to school age that he won't eat a decent breakfast and will have to survive till recess on only a tiny amount of food.

Any hints to get him to eat better early? He will drink a banana smoothie, but I am worried that won't be enough.

I have to eat within about an hour of getting up, but eating first thing doesn't always work, so breakfast is the last thing before I leave the house. I'm sure that's messy for a little one, but it might work by the time he's school age.
Quantity - 1 slice of toast is almost enough for me as an adult - I usually eat one English muffin for breakfast - it may be enough for him too.
School - most schools now have 'Fruit time', 'Brain Food' or something like that at around 10am. Generally only fruit or veg are allowed to be eaten, but it's a chance to eat something between breakfast and recess, which can be a long time for some kids. As long as you pack something that meets his school's criteria, you'll know that he's okay.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:27 PM

DD is the same. On the weekends she will wake at 7ish and not ask for breakfast til 8.30. But on school days she knows she needs to eat and she does.

I always make sure I pack a substantial morning tea in her lunchbox as well.

I don't get too hung up on what she has for breakfast as long as she has something. At the moment she is loving Burgen fruit and muesli bread toasted so she has that every single day, apart from Sunday which is pancake day.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

I just wanted to say that I have the opposite problem. My daughter eats huge amounts in the mornings and less and less as the day goes on. She often doesn't eat much dinner, and will happily just have some fruit for dinner. Drives me insane as I worry about her being hungry and not sleeping through the night. Turns out it seems to make no difference to her sleeping, she usually sleeps through, so it's obviously just how she rolls.

On topic though, the smoothie sounds like a great idea!
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

My DS is just the same. He's 3 yrs 3 mths old and isn't interested in food at all really. But I just don't understand how he can't be hungry for breakfast! He loves tv so the only way I can get him to eat breakfast is to say that he has to eat his breakfast and get dressed (another issue) before he can watch any tv. I have my shower while he watches tv so its win win! He generally has a cup of milk and toast or cereal.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

We are the opposite, DS eats a huge breakfast (large bowl of porridge, 2 slices of toast) and also eats lots of morning tea. But last night for dinner he had one bite of a meatball, a few spoons of yogurt and that was it.
I wouldn't let it worry you, when he is off to school you will be able to reason with him a bit more.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:28 PM

Raya is the same and won't touch any flavour of another. Sometimes she will take milk if I am lucky. Cereal or toast she just fusses with and then in the car on the way to schoo complains she is starving. Does my head in.

Found a recipe for quiches done in Muffin tins and she record them. This morning we had time so I made scrambled eggs and she cleaned her plate which is unheard of. Think I have finally found a winner
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:42 PM

Hamish eats 7 weetbix to start his day, Angus will have 7 mouthfuls of weetbix or toast if I'm lucky. I just go with it, we will sort school out later their habits change so frequently I'm not terribly worried at this point. I was thinking of trying milo in the morning though as I thought that might give him some sustenance.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:36 PM

Declan has milo every morning Heather. The only way I can stop him from trying to climb me to get my coffee! The lesser of two evils tongue.gif

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:13 PM

Leo doesn't eat much breakfast and eats more and more as the day progresses. He's a very distracted eater and getting him when he's sleepy works for me. At the moment he's reverse cycling so drinking 2/3 of his milk between 6pm and 3am rolleyes.gif I figure that it all evens out in the course of 24 hours but like you, I worry about what will happen when he goes to school.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:33 PM

Keira doesnt eat breakfast. Occasionally she will have a glass of milk, but most days she wont eat anything till Recess at school. Liam on the otherhand is the total opposite. We sit down and eat our weetbix together, then he will want some toast or a sandwhich and a drink of milk.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:35 PM

I'm like you. I can't eat first thing in the morning and I need 2 coffees to get me going and I usually have breakfast when DS has morning tea. DS is sort of the same. He's crying for breakfast when he wakes, but will usually only have half to a whole a weet-bix max. I try to give him a substantial morning tea or something to eat an hour later. I'm not sure if he'll grow out of it, or if that's just him? Even when he was bottle fed, he would have about 80mls first thing in the morning, even after a 12 hour sleep. huh.gif And yet could easily put away 300mls in the evening.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:07 PM

Some of the best advice my mum ever gave me was that whatever crazy requests come in for breakfast do it. Doesn't matter if it's not breakfast food - get that tummy full!

Sophie will often have leftover lasagne, roast potatoes, chicken, spaghetti, whatever for breakfast. We're having some issues with finishing the plate right now but she'll wolf that stuff down every time. Neither of mine like cereal other than porridge.

Give him what you know he likes &, if that fails, stuff a squeezy yoghurt in your pocket and give it to him the second he gets ratty.

You have plenty of time to fret about school so I wouldn't sweat it yet.

(I have coffee for breakfast).






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