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Snack lunch or hot meal?

(10 Posts)
kerry85 Fri 21-Mar-14 11:28:37

I would just like to know at what age did you start giving your little one more of a snack for lunch i.e sandwich, crackers, crumpets, pancakes... With salad, fruit and yoghurt, cheese...
With my eldest I think she was around 1 year old.
My youngest is 9mo and really good with finger foods so I am considering giving her more of a snack lunch, or should I be keeping her on two hot meals a day until she is around 1 year old?
(She still has around 16 oz of formula all together each day)

Sirzy Fri 21-Mar-14 11:29:21

ds never had 2 hot meals.

JuniperTisane Fri 21-Mar-14 11:30:55

Both boys have only ever had one hot meal most days. Depending on what we are doing its either hot lunch and sandwich tea or the other way round. I don't think it matters as long as they get a good range of food.

neversleepagain Fri 21-Mar-14 12:50:13

We did a hot meal at lunch until DD's were around 14 months, they now have their hot meal at dinner.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Fri 21-Mar-14 12:51:43

I think I've only ever done one hot meal a day. Sometimes it's lunch, sometimes it's tea.

TheNightIsDark Fri 21-Mar-14 12:52:34

Mine have never eaten a hot lunch. It's a constant stream of snack type bits hmm

OldBeanbagz Fri 21-Mar-14 14:05:56

Mine only had a hot lunch at nursery and at home we'd have a cold lunch. Evening meal was always a cooked meal but they did (and still do at 12 & 9) eat small portions.

badidea Fri 21-Mar-14 14:43:44

Never really focused on hot meals or not. Sometimes 9 month old gets soup for lunch, but most of the time its snack type lunhces (oatcakes, pittas, rice cakes, toast etc, with fruit, veg, cheese) and then at dinner we have a hotmeal together.

That's possibly because my lunches are either pittas or soup really, I don't think it matters at all, food is food :-)

kerry85 Sat 22-Mar-14 13:00:09

Ah thanks everyone... She is loving the finger foods! smile

stopeatingbiscuits Sat 22-Mar-14 13:03:16

I often give two hot meals a day.... At 2yrs6m...

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