Quick question... 7 mo DD2 - partly BLW, partly stuff on spoons - but definitely want her to eat with us and DD1 (nearly 3). Have been eating at around 5.30pm - but worried that is a bit late for her...
Just curious to know - what time do you eat your meals to keep everyone happy??
Thanks - good to know I'm not mad - I just seem to be the only one of my friends who does it like this - everyone else seems to feed their kids at 4.30-5ish on their own, and I would much rather they ate with us! As long as I have an early lunch, I'm hungry enough to eat then.....
We don't manage to all eat together every day because DH gets home from work later so I tend to do what Moaning does on those days (i.e. small meal for me) and we eat together on Friday's and at weekends.
DS is 11 months. Hoping to push it to 6 in the next few months or might consider what Haventslept is doing as we used to eat much later (8 or 9).
Ever since we started we always sit together at the dinner table. DH gets home from work about 5.30 and dinner is about 6ish and I dish meals up at the table.
Im a big fan of eating together as it creates such a nice family time. No TV, sat at the table together. DD chats away to us and watches the birds in the garden. Even at 1yr she says Ta without being promoted when given her food and feeds herself very well, both finger foods and loaded spoons.
5.30pm is early for us! 6pm is still early enough to digest and calm down before bedtime at 7pm. Both DDs tend to have a snack at about 3pm anyway, as I can't wait from noon until 6pm (or 7.30pm if we're having grown-up dinner)!
We eat about 5.30-6pm too. That's me, ds1, ds2 and ds3. If dp's around he eats with us, otherwise he heats it up later. Ds3 has joined in with family meals since he started on solids (blw) at 6m. After tea the older boys play around a bit, I tidy up (a bit!) and then put ds3 to bed. It works pretty well.
On school days the older boys would have something straight after school so ds3 would have something to eat at the same time if he's hungry.