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how many meals do you give yr toddler?

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titferbrains Tue 03-Nov-09 17:31:55

Mine gets milk, v small brekkie, good lunch, somehting like yogurt or fruit and custard mid aft, dried fruit and crackers for snacks, and supper.

I was alarmed that my cooking for kids books shows a meal planner with 4 meals per day! Where on earth would you get the time or patience to feed a toddler 4 times per day?? I think I'd end up stabbing myself in the eye with a weaning spoon...

Jujubean77 Tue 03-Nov-09 17:34:34

I give DD two warm meals a day, breakfast and tiny snacks - It's not about being better or more organised honestly, I literally make them and freeze them. She also loves soup this time of year. She is also super skinny so needs to bulk up grin

Lifeinagoldfishbowl Tue 03-Nov-09 17:35:58

depends on the age of the toddler

my 2 year old gets a small breakfast then breakfast at nursery, snack at 10 a good lunch often with 2nds at 12 then in the afternoon will have a snack after his nap, a good sized supper at 5.30 then a biscuit and milk before bed.

titferbrains Tue 03-Nov-09 19:44:25

life that sounds like a blissful life to me!

Thanks for posting juju, I had been nervous of giving soup as I thought it wouldn't be filling enough, but then again if she eats a lot of it then smiley faces all round eh?

Will have a go with tomato soup as she is OBSESSed with tomatoes. Goes into melt down at the sight of them until you give them to her. It's scary.

thesecondcocking Wed 04-Nov-09 16:26:28

my 2.1yr old has breakfast (dry cereal and a crumpet/something toasted and a beaker of milk)
midmorning she has something like ricecake/toasted something/fruit/biscuit and drink of water.
lunchtime she has an 'on toast' or a proper cooked lunch (had spag bol and a satsuma today but only hummus and pitta with a banana and a yoghurt yesterday)so depending on where we are and what she eats i'll mix and match a big lunch with a little one
when she wakes up i offer her high tea (cheese on toast/banana/bread and butter and a glass of milk)
that staves her off til tea time with us around 7 when she has proper cooked tea followed by sometimes a yoghurt/sometimes fruit/sometimes cheese or pate on crackers.
and a 9oz bottle of milk at bedtime.

she's a crap eater,we offer all the time and seems to eat much better at the 7pm meal which i know is too late but we can't eat any sooner.

MrsJohnDeere Wed 04-Nov-09 16:37:45

In theory my 21mo has the 3 standard meals a day.

In practice he barely eats breakfast, then grazes on things all morning (bananas, cheese, breadsticks etc), then doesn't really want much in the way of lunch. He might have a mid-afternoon snack, then eats a hearty dinner. Max 1 warm meal per day though.

Drinks next to no milk.

Ds1 (3.5) eats a big breakfast then next to nothing for the rest of the day.

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