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Tell Weetabix what makes your child a champion - a year’s supply of Weetabix, a Weetabix tin and crockery worth £250 to be won NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 27-Nov-13 11:49:53

As part of their How to Grow a Champion campaign – an inspirational series of films for Britain’s mums that highlights the essential role that good nutrition and healthy food played within the young lives of Britain's sporting elite, Weetabix have asked us to find out about Mumsnetters' favourite moments from their DCs' childhood.

Here's what Weetabix have to say: "When we made our How to Grow a Champion films it was great to hear mums of three of Britain’s sporting champions say they made breakfast such a priority for their children. It was also lovely to hear them reminisce about some of their favourite moments from when their famous children were growing up. One of the best ways all mums (and dads) can support their little champions is to set a good example when it comes to eating well as good habits developed in childhood last a lifetime. Parents should be encouraging their children to eat breakfast every day as it helps provides the energy little ones need to be physically active, learn and grow.”

You can have a look at one of their How to Grow a Champion videos below:

So, were there any moments where you've felt like your DC was a champion? Every child has many different milestones and achievements but which ones made you glow with pride?

Whatever your favourite moments are, Weetabix would love to hear them.

Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a year’s supply of Weetabix, an iconic Weetabix tin to keep it in and some stylish Emma Bridgewater melamine crockery.

Please note your comments may be included on Weetabix's social media channels, and possibly elsewhere, so please only post if you're comfortable with this.

Thanks and good luck,


PS - The views expressed here are those of individual members of the Mumsnet community and do not necessarily reflect the views of Weetabix
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Ticktock80 Wed 27-Nov-13 17:13:46

I guess one of mine was when my ds actually managed to run properly at sports day. He had issues running for a couple of years and he managed last sports day really well. I was proud of him then and still am! He now does a variety of sports and is doing well in them all.

As an aside, he has been eating weetabix for years! It is a staple snack as well as breakfast in our house!!!

EstoyAqui Wed 27-Nov-13 17:43:20

My favorite moment recently was when DD stopped taking part in an a race so she could help a fellow participant. It meant she forfeited her medal but she said she would rather be a "thoughtful friend" than win a prize. I was so proud of her when she told me. smile

Ellisisland Wed 27-Nov-13 17:44:17

Oh my DS LOVES his weetabix! He is 22 months and has it for breakfast everyday and would eat it for lunch and dinner as well if he had his way. One of his first words was 'bix' meaning weetabix and it's still the first thing he shouts out every morning grin

For me my DS felt like a champion when his nursery did a sponsored walk round the local farm. He had never walked that far before and was exhausted when they had finished but his little face was determined to keep up with his older cousins as they went round!

Loshad Wed 27-Nov-13 17:58:11

I bet it is not a years supply of weetabix for the Loshad family. Very sporty DS3 eats 7 or 8 every morning, his younger brother has 3 each day grin

LittleBallOfFur Wed 27-Nov-13 18:06:14

My ds is only just 3, but I've been really proud of his enthusiasm for riding his toddlebike and now balance bike - every time we take him out he is faster and more confident, I now have to run to keep up! My dh is delighted as he is mad on bikes and hoping ds will be the next atherton ;)

ds has weetabix for breakfast and supper many days of the week, with raisins and whole milk.

MollyBerry Wed 27-Nov-13 18:14:17

Not my DC but when I was teaching it was when some of the children in my class really grasped counting higher than 10. It took two terms and they were in Year 1 but once they got it they really flew

MimsyBorogroves Wed 27-Nov-13 18:15:54

DS1s was at his first sports day, reception age at school. They were put into teams and it was very competitive.

In his sprinting race, they all set off, and midway through his trainer came off. He looked around, spotted me and I prepared myself to see him cry. Instead he shrugged, grinned at me, and hopped on to the finishing line. He was ages behind everyone else, but he still saw it through and found the humour in it.

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Showy Wed 27-Nov-13 18:59:58

The first time dd corrected a person on the way they had placed their Weetabix in the bowl. See this thread for clarification. Weetabix is anisotropic and its correct placement in a bowl is very important. I am SO proud.

In all seriousness, dd is a little champion in a lot of quiet ways. She has been teased at school for being a tomboy and a bit different and she came home after each episode and declared defiantly that they couldn't make her sad about who she was if she chose not to be affected by them. Her teacher says her biggest strength is her unfaltering self esteem and quiet confidence in who she is. And I don't ever say it out loud, but I worked damn hard to give her that. Long may it continue. I don't want her to ever be ashamed of who she is and how she feels. And she will fight for this right in her friends and family too. She gave a very rousing speech at school recently (apropos of nothing) about people having the right to live their lives how they wish and to love whom they choose. She did a nice little aside about Tom Robinson and how he taught her about equality too. She's a bit punk, a bit different and she's still only 6. grin

BoohPear Wed 27-Nov-13 19:22:18

When she finally learnt how to roll over after weeks of trying and getting frustrated in herself. I was so proud and still make a big deal of her every time she does it and I get a big grin back in return.

gretagrape Wed 27-Nov-13 19:25:11

Funnily enough, same reason as BoohPear but the reason it made me happy was because it finally meant I didn't have to turn him back the right way in his cot 1000 times a night!

tinypumpkin Wed 27-Nov-13 19:37:21

I think I have to choose DD3 for this as she is the weetabix monster in our house. Last week she opted for trying four for her breakfast, she is only two years old. Where does she put it, particularly as she is very dinky for her age?

In answer to the question, when DD3 walked properly. She has tried it and decided she was not bothered for many many months and talk to walking quite late. I was so proud once she had decided that it was a good thing and actually kept going rather than reverting to crawling as she had done before. No big thing for others but a big thing for her!

CheeseTMouse Wed 27-Nov-13 19:58:42

Does it count that I raced in a rowing regatta whilst pregnant?! Probably not...

Since having my daughter the thing that makes her a champion is her determination. She's only tiny, but definitely knows what she wants to do - it's funny (but slightly frustrating) that she can howl as she gets into the buggy, but when I relent and pick her up it is suddenly all fine!

AryaofhouseQuark Wed 27-Nov-13 20:02:25

The Dts love weetabix, they have to have it with yoghurt and banana. They would happily have it for breakfast lunch and dinner.
I think dried up weetabix should be used to fix potholes, I have practically had to chisel the stuff off high chairs.
Dts were 10 weeks premature, not dangerously early but early enough to need a month in hospital.
meeting milestones means so much to us, it's when we can see how far they have come.
From tiny babies covered in tubes and wires, needing support to breath and feed to bouncing independent toddlers.
On of my proudest moments was them rubbing their 1st birthday cake in to their hair, seeing their smiling chubby faces covered in chocolate was absolutely amazing.

Ellisisland Wed 27-Nov-13 20:07:21

Showy - your daughter sounds awesome! grin

Tanfastic Wed 27-Nov-13 20:13:06

I recently won the exact same prize on one of their Facebook comps. A truck load of Weetabix turned up at my door (132 packs of 24) blushgringrin

Pointeshoes Wed 27-Nov-13 20:20:17

My son amazed me with each milestone he achieved. But most recently he has just started nursery school and we had his first parents meeting last night. The teachers couldn't of said anything nicer, they said he was a pleasure to have, always keen to do an activity. He is quiet in the class but after he had the class bear home for the weekend, on the Monday he had to stand up and tell everyone what he and the bear did. The teacher said he was really confident and proud. He's only 3 and 4 months so we are so pleased he has settled in ok.

We love weetabix !

RedBushedT Wed 27-Nov-13 20:22:27

When my son, who is rather shy and awkward in crowds, was with me at a school charity bingo night. He got a full house and amazed me by not only shouting "bingo", but he then marched up to the front of a packed hall on his own. He stood at the front while his numbers were checked and then brought his prize back grinning from ear to ear. I was so pleased with how confident he looked I could have cried!

My daughter singing at her school harvest festival. She had a beaming smile all the way through and sang out so happily and confidently.
It was great to see her taking part in the play and enjoying herself.

MrsDavidBowie Wed 27-Nov-13 20:24:19

DS 14 has grown 7 inches this year, possibly down to the 7 Weetabix he eats for breakfast, and more after school. grin

He has always been, cricket, swimming....but his passion is playing football. After completing Little League senior level, he stayed on for a year as assistant manager, as the old one retired. When the manager was on holiday for 2 weeks, he took charge, and the team won. He was so proud. And he supports a Championship side, we have no connection with...has done so since he was 8. No idea why.
But it's refreshing, when so many of his peers follow the big clubs.

MummyBtothree Wed 27-Nov-13 20:32:18

All three of my little boys are champions purely because there was a very high risk I couldn't have children....I then went on to have three gorgeous miracles smile

toffeesponge Wed 27-Nov-13 21:06:57

My dd is currently having Weetabix every morning after moving off of shreddies grin.

All mine had weetabix daily when tiny and when I have some I always wonder why I don't have it more as it is so nice.

DD is a champion as she has physical difficulties but just gets on with things with no fuss and managed to smash the school record for 11+ results. She is currently teaching herself Arabic.

DS2 is a champion because he has had a lot of changes in the last few years and tries hard.

pingusmum Wed 27-Nov-13 21:24:40

My son is a champion because, at 6, his quirky and individual nature can sometimes cause other children to be a little unkind to him- but he remains resolutely himself. He rarely rises to the bait, although it can still hurt him. He is kind, sweet and caring and SO funnygrin and his true friends love him.
He has always been a fussy eater and the only cereal he will have is Weetabix- 2 on a morning and 2/3 for supper. I always joke that I wish I had shares in the company as we've consumed trillions in the last few years. We like them with milk and a sprinkle of sugar or a chopped banana. Simple. X

LittleMilla Wed 27-Nov-13 21:31:51

I was only asking DH the other day when we can give ds2 weetabix as he's 4.5 months. His older brother has eaten it every day without fair for almost 2.5 years now. He luffs it so much and like others, would and has eaten it for every meal. Esp when ill.

Proudest I've felt has been during potty training recently. I've always found poos pretty funny and something worthy of discussion. So each poo he does is commented upon.

After much comedy "oooooh, aaaaargh, it's coming mummy, I can feel mine poo coming out of mine bottom" my ds got up an proudly said "look mummy, it's a monster!"

And it was. With the weetabix playing a very pivotal role, of course grin

He's my little turdy champion!

sharond101 Wed 27-Nov-13 21:48:29

My DS 18mo is a champion every day and in everything as if I'd listened to so many Doctors he wouldn't be here as I apparently cannot have children or carry a child to term. I enjoy saying "I told you so."

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