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Coffeemonster1 Fri 07-Mar-14 10:38:29

Do you lo's eat and how old are they?

spilttheteaagain Fri 07-Mar-14 14:32:04

2.5 year old DD here. She doesn't eat all that much breakfast. Plenty of days it's 3 tsp of porridge and then she refuses any more. Other days she'll have most of an boiled egg yolk (won't touch the white!) with half a slice of bread's worth of soldiers, or she'll have a ramekin full of Greek yogurt with 2-3 chopped up strawberries, or 2 tbsp baked beans with half a slice of toast. Those sort of quantities.

But she does still BF at night and first thing in the morning in bed which probably has a lot to do with small breakfast appetite. We usually have about an hour between getting up and having breakfsat.

Hope that helps? Are you worried about your DC?

DomesticSlobbess Fri 07-Mar-14 15:51:44

DS has just turned 3. He eats a slice of toast with either jam or peanut butter. Or he has half a box of those variety cereals. He was going off cereal so bought the little variety packs and he loves choosing one to eat.

schmalex Fri 07-Mar-14 15:58:03

DS is 2 and has two Weetabix with milk or a full serving of Oatso Simple, or a big bowl of porridge.
He is a complete gannet!

neversleepagain Fri 07-Mar-14 20:57:06

DD's are 17 months and have a bowl of porridge (half an adult portion), slice of toast with butter and fruit (usually about 10 grapes cut in half or half a nectarine or a whole satsuma).

They do eat a lot generally.

Coffeemonster1 Sat 08-Mar-14 10:37:17

Not worried as such as our lg is classed as illness related failure to thrive so no matter how much she eats she is underweight and rarely puts 2oz in a month, were lucky if she dosent loose it. But she constantly wants to eat. She can have a meal and pudding, then be in her bag or cupboard trying to get snacks or if someone has food she has to have some. Didn't know if her breakfast was too small making her hungry for the rest of the day. But sounds like she eats enough compared to your replies smile

AmericasTorturedBrow Wed 12-Mar-14 05:32:39

2yr old DD will eat slices of cheese and snacks if she's up at her usual pre5am and demanding them because I'm too fucking tired to argue.

But generally she doesn't eat a huge amount, a few spoonfuls of porridge or a bit of scrambled or boiled egg, licks peanut butter off toast. But she'll eat an entire punnet of raspberries in one sitting.

DS is 5 and always had a huge appetite - breakfast this am was 2 slices of peanut butter on toast, a banana, 2 apples and some cheese. I think he might have taken another banana in the car too.

BirthdayMuppet Wed 12-Mar-14 13:42:33

My two boys are rather older at 6 and 8, but both will eat a whole (but measured) portion of cereal, a round of toast, and a yoghurt quite easily. Usually every other day they'll have a second portion of cereal or a second slice of toast on top. They call it their first, second, and third breakfasts - they feel short changed if they don't get at least two breakfasts! We also frequently have porridge on the menu which they'll eat huge bowls of, and at this time of year hot cross buns are always popular.

crazykat Wed 12-Mar-14 14:17:58

In the week mine have a small bowl of cereal before school, at the weekend they'll have cereal, toast and fruit but they eat it and hour or so later than during the week.

Your dd sounds like my ds1 who has hollow legs. He's 5 and built like a bean pole but would happily eat his weight in food and still be hungry.

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