I'm wondering what the general consensus is for a suitable breakfast portion for an almost 4 year old and a 2 year old?
My kids eat weetabix with full fat milk and a teaspoon of honey every day. I always make them one weetabix each but five days out of seven both kids will ask for more and polish off a second weetabix too, identical portion size to the first.
For full disclosure the almost four year old goes to preschool two days a week. 2 year old is home with me every day. They're very active and spend a lot of time outdoors or running around the house together. They both eat a big lunch or dinner and will pick at the third meal, sometimes in sync with each other and sometimes opposite. Both are within their healthy weight range.
Mine have always liked big breakfasts, and would happily eat 2 weetabix from about age 2 (my 6 year old now has 3). I wouldn't give a teaspoon of honey with each one though, that'd end up being quite a bit of sugar, can you do a teaspoon on 2? Weetabix are one of the cereals with a lower level of sugar but there is still additional sugar in them. Like yours, mine tend to eat 2 meals a day and pick at the third
Mine are 2 and 3 they would have 1 to 1.5 with semiskimmed and no honey. They would also have a sandwich normally one slice, cheese pr ham and salad. They also have half an apple/tangerine an hour ot so later.
I don't think there's anything particularly wrong with it.
I'd probably do one Weetabix with milk and honey, and one slice of bread and cheese or ham. Partly for variety and partly to up the protein and lower the sugar a bit. But only because that's what works better for me, nutrition wise. If it's working for you and for them then that's fine.
@Okite I take your point about the sugar. It's easier to be a bit more sparse if I give them two each straight off as I'd just dribble it over both. Now I know it's not a ridiculous portion size I will probably do this now rather than wait for them to ask for more
@MollyHuaCha I don't know why we started as the eldest ate it perfectly well without honey before he was one. I don't specifically remember but it was probably linked to some sort of refusal to eat breakfast for a significant period of time... he won't eat anything "bready" and only eats other cereal dry so it seems the lesser of numerous evils!
My 3yo has 2 weetabix with semi skimmed milk. 1 has never been enough for her really. I sometimes add chopped prunes or dates to sweeten it or if she's really hungry she can have a chopped up banana with it. Usually though she's quite happy to eat it as it is.