Is this really such a bad breakfast for a 1 YO?

(92 Posts)
Mummytoagorgeouschops Fri 08-Aug-14 09:27:55

My mum asked me 'just out of interest' what I fed my 1 YO DD for breakfast.

Her breakfast is generally always the same, a banana, a slice of wholemeal toast with butter and a beaker of whole milk.

Her dinner and tea time meals are always very healthy and varied.

Mum seemed shocked and said she could've believe that I fed my child 'that dross' for breakfast. I always thought it was fairly healthy bu now just left feeling a little unaccomplished

ZenNudist Fri 08-Aug-14 09:31:37

Sounds fine. I'd switch it up some days, add egg or different fruit. Porridge is good and you can add frozen berries to cool it and make it extra healthy/ yummy.

Tbh ds1 always got cereal or porridge with a banana. Toast is a snack when he gets to play group or nursery.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Fri 08-Aug-14 09:33:21

Your mum sounds like a cow. Are you sure you didn't say deep friend mars bars?

Logarhythm Fri 08-Aug-14 09:35:08

I would try to vary it if you can, same thing every day may be all the child will eat but it's not the healthiest approach.

bigkidsdidit Fri 08-Aug-14 09:36:10

What's wrong with the same thing every day if it's fruit and toast and milk? Sounds fine to me.

Millie3030 Fri 08-Aug-14 09:36:30

A banana is really good, maybe mix it up, and alternate maybe Weetabix, /porridge something with a little less salt than bread. Not that toast is bad, I give my little guy toast occasionally. But I'm always ravenous an hour after toast where as porridge is more filling.

You could also change the fruit, some days blueberries or strawberries maybe?

OnlyLovers Fri 08-Aug-14 09:36:36

She can get to fuck. a) it's fine and b) it's not her business even if you did feed your child 'dross'.

KnackeredMuchly Fri 08-Aug-14 09:37:20

That sounds great to me! Variety is good but you didnt tell your Mum that's all he ever eats!

milkysmum Fri 08-Aug-14 09:37:24

I think that sounds like a perfectly healthy breakfast! Did your mum say what she though dd should be having for breakfast?

It's completely fine and your mum needs to mind her own.

Deluge Fri 08-Aug-14 09:39:01

Its a perfectly healthy breakfast. If your child eats it happily, I wouldn't even bother about varying it. You can vary other meals.

PolterGoose Fri 08-Aug-14 09:40:54

Sounds fine. White bread might be better than wholemeal though.

What would she suggest as an alternative?

Your Mum sounds bonkers, how can toast, milk and fruit be 'dross'?

EverythingCounts Fri 08-Aug-14 09:42:51

That's absolutely fine. I don't see the need to vary it. I eat pretty much the same breakfast every day, most people I know do. It's other meals that tend to vary more.

I would tell your mum that it's fine and that she should save her comments for the people who can't be bothered to sort breakfast for their kids at all, or who just chuck them a packet of crisps.

micah Fri 08-Aug-14 09:45:40

It depends what she means by "that dross" smile

Either you mum thinks she should be on hand knitted muesli, quinoa porridge and lentils.

Or (more likely ime), she thinks wholemeal toast and a banana is boring and tasteless and she should be on a varied diet of Cheerios, coco pops, honey nut loops, and jam on white bread.

Did you ask what she thought your dd should be on? And why fruit is "dross"?

NickiFury Fri 08-Aug-14 09:47:13

There's nothing wrong with that breakfast at all, she is being ridiculous.

KnockMeDown Fri 08-Aug-14 09:47:56

deep friend mars bars

I would like to try these grin

But seriously, another one saying that's fine! My DD is 4 and can be quite fickle with her food, so when I find something that works, I stick with it!

Crystalballs Fri 08-Aug-14 09:48:47

What does your mum suggest for breakfast? Sounds fine to me.

silversixpence Fri 08-Aug-14 09:49:44

That is a perfectly good breakfast, if be delighted if my 1 year old reliably had that for breakfast (toast and cereal and porridge refuser)

toomanypasswords Fri 08-Aug-14 09:49:47

My DD's 'varied' breakfast tastes are either weetabix and a cup of milk or toast (with butter only) and a cup of milk with the occasional yogurt thrown in for good measure! Sounds fine to me.

ChoccaDoobie Fri 08-Aug-14 09:50:19

How odd! Why did she call it "dross"? That sounds completely fine. Ignore!

FunkyBoldRibena Fri 08-Aug-14 09:50:52

What was she suggesting?

KleineDracheKokosnuss Fri 08-Aug-14 09:52:17

Sounds fine and healthy to me. In our house we alternate between (1) a yoghurt and a slice of toast with either butter or marmalade, and (2) muesli with yoghurt.

So long as your child has a varied diet overall, you are doing fine.

notagainffffffffs Fri 08-Aug-14 09:52:33

Mine has peanut butter sandwich, blue berries and an orange and big cup of milk smile shes fine!

MyFairyKing Fri 08-Aug-14 09:53:59

It sounds perfectly normal. I thought you were going to say something like a packet of crisps!

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