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AIBU to bag up cereal with pre-portioned sugar to stop the kids wasting it?

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TheOnlyColditz Thu 09-Feb-17 20:09:58

I mean a sandwich bag of cereal with another little bag of sugar inside? Currently I'm scraping glued on cereal and sugar off the bottoms of bowls every day! Kids are 7, 10 and 14

whatsthecomingoverthehill Thu 09-Feb-17 20:12:01

I'm going to be that person and ask why they need sugar on it?

Other than that, yeh why not. Or bowl with cling film over.

PizzaPlease Thu 09-Feb-17 20:12:13

What kind of cereal are they eating? Do they even need the sugar? We don't use sugar on any, they tend to be sweet enough. Hide the sugar, job done, lol.

Lilaclily Thu 09-Feb-17 20:12:50

One weetabix, job Done!

Wheredidallthejaffacakesgo Thu 09-Feb-17 20:12:59

Why add sugar confused

TheOnlyColditz Thu 09-Feb-17 20:13:43

They like sugar and I don't mind them having it, just not in the amounts they have been

MongerTruffle Thu 09-Feb-17 20:13:49

Cereal doesn't need sugar. confused

megletthesecond Thu 09-Feb-17 20:14:09


I got the hump the other week and portioned off cereal because they were pouring giant bowls of the stuff. Told then to supplement with toast if they were still hungry.

TheOnlyColditz Thu 09-Feb-17 20:14:34

One weetabix really isn't enough for a school aged child, let alone a 5'8 14 year old [baffled]

TheOnlyColditz Thu 09-Feb-17 20:15:44

Well I think cereal is gross without sugar, and I allow it and always have done. I'm not going to stop, either. What I want to know is - is it mental to bag up the cereal into portions?

Crumbs1 Thu 09-Feb-17 20:15:46

I'm one of the no sugar on cereal brigade too. If you're scraping sugar off bowl there must be quite a lot of it.

BackforGood Thu 09-Feb-17 20:16:09

Agree with everyone else - YwouldBU to bag up unnecessary sugar to give to anyone, yes.

MongerTruffle Thu 09-Feb-17 20:16:22

One weetabix, job Done!

The portion size on the packet is 2 biscuits, and the listed portion sizes are always underestimated.

SovietKitsch Thu 09-Feb-17 20:17:42

1 weetabix?! My two year old eats 2 and she's a tiny little thing with a BMI in the bottom of the healthy range (so not fat from eating too many weetabix). She doesn't have sugar on though!

For an older child though, 1 tsp of sugar on weetabix or bran flakes never did any harm.

Sunnie1984 Thu 09-Feb-17 20:18:21

If you are going to let them have sugar, then any step to reducing the amount they use is a good idea.

insancerre Thu 09-Feb-17 20:18:38

Just buy cereal with added sugar

SovietKitsch Thu 09-Feb-17 20:19:28

Bagging up would just be a faff though and an awful waste of plastic bags.

SaucyJack Thu 09-Feb-17 20:19:42

Get smaller bowls.

ceeveebee Thu 09-Feb-17 20:20:22

Most cereal is about 25% sugar anyway, why would you add more?

Lilaclily Thu 09-Feb-17 20:22:31

Lol what I meant was offer weetabix albeit one or two, no need for bagging then

HermioneJeanGranger Thu 09-Feb-17 20:22:33

Just get rid of the sugar - it has enough in it as it is, without you needing to add more on top!

Chloe84 Thu 09-Feb-17 20:22:59

What cereal do you give them? Coco Pop, Crunchy Nut etc are so sugary that putting sugar on top would gross me out.

Portioning cereal is the least of your worries.

TheOnlyColditz Thu 09-Feb-17 20:23:47

I don't buy the sort of cereal that has much added suagr. It's things like bran flakes, rice crispies etc. A spoonful of sugar is the reason they accept this rather than the cookie crunch stuff their peers eat

milkmoustache Thu 09-Feb-17 20:23:47

Add fruit, a sliced banana, stewed apple or whatever berries are popular with your DC will add some interest and a little sweetness.

Fluffy24 Thu 09-Feb-17 20:24:12

No sugar needed!

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