I childmind a girl who is 6 years old in the mornings before school and she eats less than 1 weetabix each morning. This morning she had only a third of a weetabix, some days more like half or two-thirds. She is very slim and her older brother (9) only eats one weetabix. My dd (5) eats 2! I've asked them both if they are happy with the breakfast and they are, they have choice of other cereals but always choose weetabix. They don't eat anything else before they come to me in the morning.
Is this a normal amount to eat? I am thinking of just mentioning it to their parents but don't want to fuss over nothing if it is quite usual.
I would be offering a plate of toast too, just put it on the table and let them help themselves. The fruit bowl would also be accessible. That is a very small amount to eat, how well do they eat at other mealtimes? Are you sitting with them, so its a bit more of an occasion? Are they having a big drink before breakfast? Their little tummies might be full of liquid? Definitely ask the parents what the children enjoy at home for breakfast and don't worry too much.
Thanks. The two mindees, my DD and myself all sit down to eat breakfast together at the table. The girl is always last to finish and takes a long time to eat a small amount, but I don't put any pressure on her to eat more or hurry up. I'm happy to do toast too, will ask if she wants that in future.
Will let the mum know what's happening anyway in case she wants me to do something differently.