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To ask if you think 6 fish fingers is too many for a 3 year old boy to have for dinner?

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BasinHaircut Tue 04-Oct-16 19:40:18

along with half a 400g run of baked beans and chips.

Need to settle an arguement.


BasinHaircut Tue 04-Oct-16 19:40:42


NickNacks Tue 04-Oct-16 19:41:16


ShoeEatingMonster Tue 04-Oct-16 19:41:23


mycatstares Tue 04-Oct-16 19:41:24

Yes! That's far too much.

I'd give a 3yr old 2 fish fingers.

BitchPeas Tue 04-Oct-16 19:41:30

Yep. That's what 6ft 17st DH would eat! shock

TeenAndTween Tue 04-Oct-16 19:41:38

Well my 12yo DD would have 3 or 4.
So 6 seems like a lot to me.

WhatamessIgotinto Tue 04-Oct-16 19:41:47

Far too much!

Oliversmumsarmy Tue 04-Oct-16 19:41:47


Mermaid36 Tue 04-Oct-16 19:41:49

Yes, I think so. I'd eat 6 fishfingers and easily half a tin of beans....

DerekSprechenZeDick Tue 04-Oct-16 19:41:58

Depends on the appetite of the child

My sister could eat 6 happily with chips and beans.

My brother could probably do 4

MammyHester9116 Tue 04-Oct-16 19:42:03


SocksRock Tue 04-Oct-16 19:42:05

Yes! My 3yo struggles to finish 2 with chips and beans

OuchLegoHurts Tue 04-Oct-16 19:42:05

Yes! I would give my 8 year old daughter 2 fish fingers and about 2 tablespoons of beans, and two waffles or a slice of toast.

BigMamaFratelli Tue 04-Oct-16 19:42:13

Yes way too much for a three year old.

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Tue 04-Oct-16 19:42:40

On the face of it, yes possibly. But better to be eating fish than loads of sugary treats after.

Hard to answer without the full story. Did they all get eaten? If so then maybe meals across the day need balancing more. But, as I said, better than cake or ice cream after.

albertcampionscat Tue 04-Oct-16 19:42:47

No. I mean, every day and for a sedentary child and with equally big breakfast and lunch and lots of snacks might not be great, but I assume you're talking about the kind of three year old that runs amd runs and runs.

OuchLegoHurts Tue 04-Oct-16 19:42:48

When she was 3 she would have 2 with one waffle and some veg

pinkpantsrock Tue 04-Oct-16 19:43:09

my ds (age3) would be offered 2 but prob only eat 1, he doesn't like chips but has with small handful pasta, 2 veg and normal bit of cheese

Lighthouseturquoise Tue 04-Oct-16 19:43:30

Way too much. My 8 year old boy has 2 fish fingers, 2-3 tablespoons of beans and 2 waffles/a handful of chips.

JasperDamerel Tue 04-Oct-16 19:43:39

I certainly wouldn't give it as a standard serving. But there have been times, during growth spurts, when my DC could have been hungry enough for that to be the amount they needed.

gillybeanz Tue 04-Oct-16 19:43:55

Yes, look at the content what the child is actually consuming besides the fish?

It's not how many but the nutrition of each one.
How much fat, sugar, salt etc. What percentage of their daily recommended allowance is this?

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Tue 04-Oct-16 19:43:59

blimey ouch, my 9 year old DD would be hmm about only 2 tablespoons of beans!

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Tue 04-Oct-16 19:45:15

Not if he's in the middle of a growth spurt or has been really active

Depends on the child though

If he's eating that amount on a regular basis and is on the chubby side then yes it is too much!

lightgreenglass Tue 04-Oct-16 19:45:20

I give my 3 year old 3 fish fingers and sometimes he'll ask for another one, only with a scoop of beans and 2 mini waffles. That's a big dinner though and not a normal meal. He wouldn't be able to do what you're suggesting. I would but I would feel sick afterwards.

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