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What does your 2 yo have for breakfast?

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k2togm1 Wed 20-Feb-13 13:53:10

Ds doesn't eat very much at all, and toast (from homemade sourdough) features heavily if not only in his diet. I'm thinking of trying cereal but don't eat them myself and worry about sugar etc. what do you dcs have?

Pootles2010 Wed 20-Feb-13 13:55:41

Porridge is good, my ds quite likes it, you can add fruit, or jam/honey although obv not as healthy!

Also pancakes at weekend are a favourity grin don't have to add sugar, and it keeps for a day or so, so i make a batch and keep half for the next day. Again you can add fruit, i often use frozen as its cheaper (blueberries, raspberries etc).

HappyJoyful Wed 20-Feb-13 13:56:35


I don't think one can overly worry about sugar.. I try to moderate DD's aged 2.2 and certainly don't add sugar to things or give her chocolate / sugary things all the time, however, tonnes of stuff has it in there and got to get over it.

I wrote earlier on a different post on looking at cereals recently seems like the cheap / basics brands have less sugar than the branded cereals. Also read this somewhere else on here as of course the branded stuff like their stuff to 'taste better' to sell more so often heaped with sugar.

Eggs are good ?

megandraper Wed 20-Feb-13 13:58:53

Breakfast cereal (Nature's Path 'O's, gluten-free as her brothers are coeliac) without milk as she likes picking up the pieces in her fingers. Some fruit (halved grapes, or satsuma segments). A rice-cake if she goes into the cupboard and pinches one for herself.

Pancakes at weekends, like Pootles.

A fromage frais sometimes.

NOT cake or biscuit no matter how often she shouts for one if she sees any on the counter!

She's not a big breakfast eater actually, though she eats loads at other meals

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 20-Feb-13 13:59:10

My two year old (nearly three) hardly eats anything for breakfast. A tsp of Nutella with a vitamin mixed in. A bite of toast.

She still has milk in the morning though when she wakes up, and during the night, so I suspect that has something to do with it...

VinegarDrinker Wed 20-Feb-13 14:00:55

Porridge. Tons of it! Just plain. It's pretty much the only meal he consistently does eat.

Wossname Wed 20-Feb-13 14:01:06

My 2 year old has a piece of toast and a weetabix, but I think I need to try new things and cut back on the shop bread really. Is sourdough ease/quick to make?

LindaMcCartneySausage Wed 20-Feb-13 14:10:48

DS has porridge made with whole milk. I add a few raisins to it for texture and sweetness and a smidgen of honey or fruit puree, otherwise it's v bland.

He has Rice Krispies in nursery 2 days a week. I'm not keen on processed breakfast cereals and don't buy them myself, but he enjoys it and I think there should be variety at breakfast - they a fortified too.

In the past I've also done French toast and blueberry pancakes for breakfast, but they a a faff during the week if you are dashing out to work.

notso Wed 20-Feb-13 14:15:19

Porridge with honey and blueberries,
Toast with philadelphea,
Bacon sandwich,
Pancakes with lemon and sugar or american style with blueberries,
Eggy toast,
Scrambled egg,
Homemade Granola and yoghurt,
Stewed fruit and yoghurt,
Weetos these are a rare treat though.

JoandMax Wed 20-Feb-13 14:21:15

Crumpets, toast, yoghurt, fruit, ocassionally an egg - that's about it! He's not a big breakfast child but still has cup of milk in morning, and milk in the night....

MummyPig24 Wed 20-Feb-13 17:18:13

Dd will be 3 in a month, ds is 5. They have weetabix, Cheerios, shreddies, readybrek, sometimes muesli, soft boiled eggs with soldiers, scrambled eggs on toast, pancakes with Nutella and fruit, sometimes croissants. On weekdays it is usually cereal or toast, weekends we have more time to make something more exciting.

Tigresswoods Wed 20-Feb-13 17:18:52

Those fruit filled shredded wheat squares. Sainsbo's own brand.

theDudesmummy Wed 20-Feb-13 17:22:51

My (autistic) 3 yo won't eat cereal or toast etc but has plenty of rice cakes and oat cakes/corn cakes, which I figure are cereal in another form. Also Farleys buiscuits.

bigkidsdidit Wed 20-Feb-13 17:25:35

Either one weetabix with raisins and Ss milk (just switched from whole as he is a big boy)

Or porridge made with milk with honey + chopped banana, blueberries or stewed apple

Or toast and marmite

DancingInTheMoonlight Wed 20-Feb-13 17:31:20

Shreddies or cheerios (or 1/2 of each when fussy) with milk and a banana

Peanut biter on toast and a yoghurt

On weekends sometimes he will have cereal and a toasted tea cake or a mini fry up (grilled sausage, beans and toast)

DancingInTheMoonlight Wed 20-Feb-13 17:31:45


MrsGubbins Wed 20-Feb-13 17:34:18

porridge with almond powder and flax seed in the week, eggs and croissants at the weekend

jenduck Wed 20-Feb-13 18:24:20

2 value Weetabix (smaller than branded ones) with a couple of teaspoons of pureed fruit mixed in, with whole milk. Tried crushed blueberries in it this morning, which was NOT a success hmm

If he won't eat this (which is rare) I offer a banana, which is usually eaten very enthusiastically - if not, I know he is really ill!

At weekends, 1 slice wm toast, half with DMum's hm marmelade.

Drink of half TommeeTipee cup of whole milk.

jenduck Wed 20-Feb-13 18:24:45

Forgot to say, DS is 22 months.

k2togm1 Thu 21-Feb-13 14:59:11

wossname not particularly, dh makes it! I wouldn't have the time.
Thanks for ideas, I guess cereal isn't really the solution, we do have porridge often but ds doesn't always want it. We do make pancakes too but on special days, maybe should make them more. Oh well.

HeadFairy Thu 21-Feb-13 15:05:06

Boiled egg with toast.


She loves her eggs, so much so she usually eats the shell too grin

BlingLoving Thu 21-Feb-13 18:15:05

Ds (20 months) has weetabix with a bit of fruit purée or yoghurt or oats usually . Sometimes toast/French toast or eggs. Pancakes on weekend.

k2togm1 Thu 21-Feb-13 18:51:55

I wish ds would eat an egg...

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