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What time do your 3yr olds have tea?

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Peppaismyhomegirl Thu 17-Dec-15 07:47:51

Hello. I've suddenly thought that maybe DS wakes up so early as he's hungry. Goes to bed no issue, sleeps through but up at 5, 6 if I'm lucky. He doesn't mention he's hungry, but I just read a comment on another thread and thought maybe he needs an"supper" to keep him full till morning, we have tea at 4:30 so finish eating about 5 (slow eaters in this house!)

SweepTheHalls Thu 17-Dec-15 07:49:13

If you think this might be the issue I would suggest a bowl of weetabix just before bed, rather than move tea.

bittapitta Thu 17-Dec-15 07:52:21

6pm. As the rest of the family.

Most people i know who use nurseries (we don't ATM) give a snack after home time because "tea" is served at nursery at 4.30, so supper/snack at 6.

Peppaismyhomegirl Thu 17-Dec-15 08:09:11

I eat at 4:30 with him I get uncomfortable if I eat late so didn't cross my mind that he wouldn't. Thank you I will give him a snack later like weetabix and see if it helps. I feel so stupid that I've only just twigged it might be that! He never mentions he wakes up hungry!

UmbongoUnchained Thu 17-Dec-15 08:12:44

4:30 is really early... My 15 month old eats at 6.

Fugghetaboutit Thu 17-Dec-15 08:14:41


poocatcherchampion Thu 17-Dec-15 08:15:02

5.30 officially.
More like 4.30 in the deptyhs of winter. 2 And 3yo - both normally sleep til 8. Last night they were asleep before 7.
They hardly ate anything either.

LBOCS2 Thu 17-Dec-15 08:21:41

7ish. DD goes to nursery so comes home ravenous and eats dinner with us. Bed at 8ish, she usually wakes between 7-8.

waitingforsomething Thu 17-Dec-15 11:25:20

4.30 or 5. She goes to bed at 6.30 and gets up between 6.30 and 7. She would never eat weetabix as another meal and definitely doesn't need it. She just has breakfast when she gets up

Peppaismyhomegirl Thu 17-Dec-15 18:13:36

Mixed result then. I gave him his tea at 5 and he is currently in the bath looking shattered. Bed at 7 and I'm hoping it being a little later may make a difference. He is really wouldn't want a snack now he refused pudding and I don't know how he could possible eat tea and later than 5 as he is exhusted!

Buttercup27 Thu 17-Dec-15 18:16:33

Between 5 and 5.30. Then bed at 7.30 Up at between 7 and 8 next day.

Artandco Thu 17-Dec-15 18:19:36

7-7.30pm. Always have since babies, although they are now a year ahead but like I say always been the same.

Mine still napped at 3 years though so wouldn't be tired at 5pm as usually napped 1.30-3.30/4pm approx. Then bed 9pm-8am

Peppaismyhomegirl Thu 17-Dec-15 18:21:43

I dream about him still taking a nap! So jealous!!

LovelyWeatherForDucks Thu 17-Dec-15 18:21:46

My DS has his tea between 4 and 5 and we always have a cup of milk and a decent snack when we go up to bed at around 6. Usually something like a babybel, banana, breadsticks, hot cross bun, nuts. Although he is still up between 5 and 6 regardless and doesn't seem particularly hungry!

Peppaismyhomegirl Thu 17-Dec-15 18:29:12

Lest it's not just up at 5 ducks! I'm deally atruggling with the long days and he just seems so tired by 10am. It's so frustrating

Peppaismyhomegirl Thu 17-Dec-15 18:29:52

I also put him to bed later but that had no affect either. Other than making him more tired

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